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    • Laysan albatross nesting on Eastern Island

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is host to the largest remaining colony of albatross in the world. The colony can include more than 500,000 nests on a given year. This image shows typical nest density in areas without the invasive plant,...
    • Bird silhouette

    • Birds; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...
    • Trio of Pelican silhouettes

    • Birds; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing;
    • Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks provide habitat for more than 1,500 species of...
    • Emerson Parcel Tidal Marsh in California

    • Coastal environments; Coastal restoration; Coastal zone management; Estuarine environments; Habitat restoration;
    • The California Coastal Conservancy was awarded $1 million to help restore 438 acres of leveed grazing lands to a mosaic of open water, tidal channels, intertidal marsh, riparian woodland, and uplands. This project is part a larger effort being...
    • Close up of Leatherback turtle

    • Endangered species; Reptiles;
    • The leatherback is the largest, deepest diving, and most migratory and wide ranging of all sea turtles. The adult leatherback can reach 4 to 8 feet in length and 500 to 2000 pounds in weight. Its shell is composed of a mosaic of small bones covered...
    • Close up of Leatherback turtle

    • Endangered species; Reptiles;
    • The leatherback is the largest, deepest diving, and most migratory and wide ranging of all sea turtles. The adult leatherback can reach 4 to 8 feet in length and 500 to 2000 pounds in weight. Its shell is composed of a mosaic of small bones covered...
    • Close up of Leatherback turtle

    • Endangered species; Reptiles;
    • The leatherback is the largest, deepest diving, and most migratory and wide ranging of all sea turtles. The adult leatherback can reach 4 to 8 feet in length and 500 to 2000 pounds in weight. Its shell is composed of a mosaic of small bones covered...
    • Close up of Leatherback turtle

    • Endangered species; Reptiles;
    • The leatherback is the largest, deepest diving, and most migratory and wide ranging of all sea turtles. The adult leatherback can reach 4 to 8 feet in length and 500 to 2000 pounds in weight. Its shell is composed of a mosaic of small bones covered...
    • Deer

    • Mammals; Wildlife refuges;
    • The National Bison Range is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It was established in 1908 and is one of the oldest Wildlife Refuges in the nation. A large portion of the 18, 500 acre...
    • Bison

    • Mammals; Wildlife refuges;
    • The National Bison Range is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It was established in 1908 and is one of the oldest Wildlife Refuges in the nation. A large portion of the 18, 500 acre...
    • Bison

    • Mammals; Wildlife refuges;
    • The National Bison Range is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It was established in 1908 and is one of the oldest Wildlife Refuges in the nation. A large portion of the 18, 500 acre...
    • Bison calf

    • Mammals; Wildlife refuges;
    • The National Bison Range is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It was established in 1908 and is one of the oldest Wildlife Refuges in the nation. A large portion of the 18, 500 acre...
    • Ominous sky with palms

    • Scenics; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...
    • Bucket of Newts to be Relocated

    • Structures; Riparian environments; Rivers and streams; Habitat restoration; Wetland restoration; Wetlands; Wildlife refuges; Amphibians; Relocation;
    • More than 1,500 rough-skinned newts were rescued and relocated from the construction site in a single day last week. Newts are the most abundant amphibian species being found in ditches that are being filled.
    • Spotted Saxifrage

    • Vegetation; Wildflowers; Wildlife refuges; Togiak National Wildlife Refuge; Togiak Gallery
    • Wildflowers are found on mountainsides, stream banks, tundra plains, and even gravel bars, as seen here. Over 500 species of vascular plants have been identified at Togiak Refuge.
    • Double-crested Cormorant

    • Waterfowl; Wildlife refuges; Birds; Migratory birds;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...
    • Northern gannet

    • Waterfowl; Wildlife refuges; Birds; Migratory birds;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...
    • Northern gannet

    • Waterfowl; Wildlife refuges; Birds; Migratory birds;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...
    • Northern gannet

    • Waterfowl; Wildlife refuges; Birds; Migratory birds;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...
    • Three men fishing at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Adults; Boats; Fishing; Landscape photography; Leisure activities;
    • Lacassine NWR, in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established on 12/30/37 by Executive Order No. 7780 as "a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife." The refuge is nearly 35,000 acres in...

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