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    • Wildflowers at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Wildflowers;
    • This is a close-up of a pink wildflower. Spanning the 117,464-acre refuge are several distinct groups of plants and animals that are dependent on each other, also known as biotic communities. Visitors will enjoy the semi-desert grasslands that...
    • Western Snowy Plover Adult Feeding

    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • The Pacific Coast population of the western snowy plover is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as threatened. Threats include poor reproductive success, resulting from human disturbance, predation, and inclement weather,...
    • Volunteer teaching backyard habitat to teens

    • Wildlife Refuges; Landscape photography; Volunteers; Habitat conservation;
    • Spanning the 117,464-acre refuge are several distinct groups of plants and animals that are dependent on each other, also known as biotic communities. Visitors will enjoy the semi-desert grasslands that blend into the cottonwoods and willow that...
    • Visitor center at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Visitor services; Landscape photography;
    • Spanning the 117,464-acre refuge are several distinct groups of plants and animals that are dependent on each other, also known as biotic communities. Visitors will enjoy the semi-desert grasslands that blend into the cottonwoods and willow that...
    • Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle

    • Threatened species; Insects;
    • Status of the VELB is threatened, since 1980, but is currently a candidate to be de-listed (taken off the Endangered Species Act list). This female was found on the River Ranch Conservation Bank located at the north end of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife...
    • Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle

    • Threatened species; Insects;
    • Status of the VELB is threatened, since 1980, but is currently a candidate to be de-listed (taken off the Endangered Species Act list). This female was found on the River Ranch Conservation Bank located at the north end of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife...
    • Transporting Gila Trout into 55 Gallon Drum

    • Threatened species; Fisheries management; Fishes; Fishing; Biologists (USFWS);
    • Jeremy Voeltz, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fishery biologist for the Arizona Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, transports native Gila trout into 55-gallon drums that will flown up the Pinalenos Mountains to Frye Creek by helicopter as...
    • Sunrise at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Landscape photography;
    • Spanning the 117,464-acre refuge are several distinct groups of plants and animals that are dependent on each other, also known as biotic communities. Visitors will enjoy the semi-desert grasslands that blend into the cottonwoods and willow that...
    • Sue Cameron and Charlie Edens search for bog turtles.

    • Similarity of Appearance (Threatened); Surveying; Reptiles; Partnerships; Work of the Service;
    • The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. The species is protected under the Endangered Species Act and faces great threats from both poaching and habitat degradation as the wetlands where they live have disappeared dramatically over...
    • Southern Appalachian bog.

    • Similarity of Appearance (Threatened); Surveying; Reptiles; Partnerships; Work of the Service;
    • The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. The species is protected under the Endangered Species Act and faces great threats from both poaching and habitat degradation as the wetlands where they live have disappeared dramatically over...
    • Service volunteer teaching backyard habitat to a group of teens

    • Wildlife Refuges; Landscape photography; Children; Habitat conservation; Volunteers;
    • Spanning the 117,464-acre refuge are several distinct groups of plants and animals that are dependent on each other, also known as biotic communities. Visitors will enjoy the semi-desert grasslands that blend into the cottonwoods and willow that...
    • Service botanist Carolyn Wells examines a mountain sweet pitcher plant

    • Plants; Endangered species; Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service;
    • Southern Appalachian bogs are one of the rarest natural communities in North America and are often home to rare plant and animal species. The conservation of these habitats and the species found there is a high priority for the Service and many of...
    • Service biologist Sue Cameron keeps her eyes open for bog turtles.

    • Similarity of Appearance (Threatened); Surveying; Reptiles; Partnerships; Work of the Service;
    • The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. The species is protected under the Endangered Species Act and faces great threats from both poaching and habitat degradation as the wetlands where they live have disappeared dramatically over...
    • Service biologist Sue Cameron in her search for bog turtles.

    • Similarity of Appearance (Threatened); Surveying; Reptiles; Partnerships; Work of the Service;
    • The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. The species is protected under the Endangered Species Act and faces great threats from both poaching and habitat degradation as the wetlands where they live have disappeared dramatically over...
    • Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge Shop Building

    • Buildings, facilities and structures; Employees (USFWS); Wildlife refuges;
    • New storage building at Llano Seco Unit on the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge. This building was built with American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds. It replaced a seismically unsafe shop building.
    • Roof Top Photovoltaic

    • Green infrastructure; Energy; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act provided funds for the USFWS to install photovoltaic panels. Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of light into electricity at the atomic level. Some materials exhibit a property known as the photoelectric...

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