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    • Cassin's Finch

    • Birds; Migratory birds
    • Although coloring is similar to the House and Purple finches, the Cassin's finch is larger. The Cassin's finch prefers habitat in open conifer forests at high elevations. Deshutes National Forests;
    • Trumpeter swan

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Waterfowl;
    • Banded Trumpeter Swan hen with four young swimming in reeds. This is the largest waterfowl species native to North America. Most weigh 21-30 pounds, males are larger and may exceed 35 pounds.The Trumpeter Swan is the largest waterfowl species...
    • Northern Pintail

    • Birds; Waterfowl;
    • Long-necked and slim, the Northern Pintail is a graceful, elegant bird. This dabbling duck can be found in much of the Northern Hemisphere, including the San Joaquin Bay-Delta, although in considerably lower numbers than in the past.
    • FWS Employees Check Alligator

    • Florida Panther NWR; Florida; Endangered species; Reptiles; FWS Employees (USFWS); Resource management
    • Although it was established to protect the endangered Florida Panther, many plants and animals inhabit the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. Protecting the ecosystem that the Florida Panther calls home requires Service employees to...
    • Centuary at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

    • Flowering plants; Desert plants; Deserts;
    • Found "no where else on earth" --The spring-loving centaury, Centaurium namophilum, is considered to be endemic to the Ash Meadows area (meaning it is definitely found within the refuge borders but also in adjacent federal and private lands)....
    • Short's Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered species;
    • Short's goldenrod is a rhizomatous perennial generally 2 to 2 and one-half feet tall, with alternately arranged narrow leaves about 2 to 4 inches long and O.2 to O.6 of an inch wide. The largest leaves occur near the middle of the stem. Yellow...
    • Short's Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered species; Endangered species;
    • Short's goldenrod is a rhizomatous perennial generally 2 to 2 and one-half feet tall, with alternately arranged narrow leaves about 2 to 4 inches long and O.2 to O.6 of an inch wide. The largest leaves occur near the middle of the stem. Yellow...
    • Yellowcheek darter

    • Freshwater fishes; Endangered species;
    • The yellowcheek darter is found in the Little Red River basin in Arkansas. Although yellowcheek darters still inhabit most streams within their historic range, they exist in greatly reduced population numbers in the Middle, South, Archey, and...
    • Kotzebue Children

    • History; Villages; Children; Wildlife refuges; Selawik National Wildlife Refuge; Native Americans; ARLIS; Alaska
    • "The Pribilof Report 1949" Children standing by Native Alaskan homes in Kotzebue. Although not within the Selawik NWR boundary, Kotzebue is home of the Selawik NWR office.
    • Wood Bison Calf

    • Mammals; Endangered species;
    • During the early 1800s, wood bison numbers were estimated at 168,000, but by the late 1800s, the subspecies was nearly eliminated. Excessive hunting was the primary factor leading to population decline. Another factor that is thought to have played...
    • Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge - 1950

    • Refuge Centennial;
    • This is where it all began (although in this 1950 view, sign craftsmen were off by a day) – Florida’s Pelican Island, the first of more than 538 national wildlife refuges, which grew from a tiny, 4 -acre island on the Atlantic Coast used as a...
    • Chuckwalla Lizard at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

    • Species of concern; Deserts; Rocks; Reptiles;
    • Chuckwalla (Sauromalus obesus) is the largest of the lizards on the refuge and is present in all of the mountain ranges. Although extremely wary, the chuckwalla can often be seen sunning itself on top of distant boulders. It is strictly a...
    • Galena from the Yukon River

    • Villages; Rivers and streams; Wildlife refuges; Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge; Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge
    • Galena, although not within Refuge boundaries, is home to the Koyukuk and Nowitna Refuge offices.
    • Kotzebue

    • Villages; Villagess; Aerial photography photography; Wildlife refuges; Selawik National Wildlife Refuge; ARLIS; Alaska
    • Winter aerial photo of the village of Kotzebue. Although not within the Selawik NWR boundary, Kotzebue is home of the Selawik NWR office.
    • American Bittern

    • Wading birds; Birds;
    • The American Bittern is found all across the country but prefers habitats that include freshwater wetlands with tall emergent vegetation where they can hide. Although you may not see them, you would have no problem hearing them as Bitterns have a...
    • Northern Pintail

    • Waterfowl; Rivers and streams;
    • Long-necked and slim, the Northern Pintail is a graceful, elegant bird. This dabbling duck can be found in much of the Northern Hemisphere, including the San Joaquin Bay-Delta, although in considerably lower numbers than in the past.

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