In many Native American families, elders tell children detailed stories about the history of their lands and wildlife. Having grown up with these stories, native students come to the university with unique knowledge about wildlife management and conservation.

A man holds a fish out in front of him and grins in excitement with a stream and trees in the background
Xavier Lovato admires a fish he caught in Montana. Photo courtesy of Xavier Lovato

We had the pleasure of hearing about the journeys of three…

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

We’re dedicated to the conservation, protection and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats.