WATCH LIVE VIDEO OF SAGE-GROUSE DANCE
For the fourth straight year, you can witness the greater sage-grouse dancing to find a mate on a live-streaming wildlife camera. Located on a breeding ground called a lek, these birds puff out their chests and fan their tan feathers every morning, and you can watch it all every day through May 15 from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. MDT. Learn more about the lek cam here.
Fourth-generation rancher Jane Koger on her ranch in Kansas / Greg Kramos, USFWS
NATURE’S GOOD NEIGHBORS
Starting this month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife is highlighting people across the U.S. who depend on the land as much as the land depends on them, in a series of stories titled Nature’s Good Neighbors. These modern-day stewards of the land are working with nature to make a home for people and wildlife. Explore stories around the nation and read about a rancher named Jane,
who is inspiring others and using innovative grass management techniques on her ranch in
Did You Know?
The D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in South Dakota doubles as the national archive for 72 fish hatcheries across the country.
The D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives stores more than 1.7 million items, including historical records, equipment and fishery tools. The hatchery was constructed in 1896 and welcomes 160,000 visitors each year who come to see the trout, learn about the hatchery’s history and view wildlife. Learn more about the hatchery here.
A young visitor at the underwater fish viewing windows, a favorite among visitors. Photo Credit: D.C. Booth Archives / USFWS