15 December 2023

Oh Deer!

Every year, tucked in the corner of the Potomac River, Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck NWR (National Wildlife Refuge) hosts a deer hunt used to manage the local deer population. This year, myself and my two…
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15 December 2023

Collaboration in New Orleans (And an Alligator)

At the beginning of December, I had the privilege to meet with the whole of the Headquarters Infrastructure Management Division (IMD) in New Orleans, LA. It was my first time in New Orleans and being…
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15 December 2023

Finding Orphan Wells on Refuges with Lidar

Locating orphan oil and gas wells is the top priority of my work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Orphan wells are wells that lack a known owner and must be plugged and/or remediated…
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13 December 2023

"Prepárate Para un Futuro Mejor" Financial Literacy Training Impacts in 2023

“Financial intelligence is simply having more options, figuring out ways to create opportunities or altering situations to work in your favor.”-Robert Kiyosaki As 2023 draws to a close, and we reflect on our various programs,…
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13 December 2023

Introduction

Hello, I'm Ashley Castillo, a recent graduate from Umass Amherst with a degree in the Natural Resources field. As I embark on my second year with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I can't help…
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13 December 2023

A Day at the National Wildlife Refuge Expo on Capitol Hill

Participating in the National Wildlife Refuge Expo on Capitol Hill, proved to be an enlightening experience. Engaging with congressional members and their staffers, I had the unique opportunity to underscore the pivotal role refuge systems…
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