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    • A Texas Rancher Who Became a Believer

    • A Texas Rancher Who Became a Believer
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    • 6 A Texas Cattle Rancher Who “ Became a Believer” “ We’re just ‘ wildlifing’ it all over the place, and we’re happy to do it,” Bob Long said. Long is enhancing habitat on his 550- acre property to benefit the Houston toad, an...
    • Safe Harbor Agreements

    • Safe Harbor Agreements
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    • 7 Environmental Defense, a nonprofit organization, was the key in reaching out to Long and provided funding for biologists to conduct population surveys for the toad on his property. Long is helping Environmental Defense and the Service promote...
    • Karner Blue-A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin

    • Karner Blue-A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin
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    • 8 Karner Blue – A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin “ Instead of hearing, ‘ I don’t have that butterfly on my property,’ I hear, ‘ How can I get some of that wild lupine seed?’ ‘ You should see the lupine patch I have going!’ or ‘...
    • Private Stewardship Grants

    • Private Stewardship Grants
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    • 19 Private Stewardship Grants What are the benefits? For the landowner: Allows private landowners to submit project proposals directly to the Fish and Wildlife Service and offers a low cost- share ratio to assist landowners in...
    • A One-on-One Relationship with Private Landowners

    • A One-on-One Relationship with Private Landowners
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    • 20 A One- on- One Relationship with Private Landowners Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program What is the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program? Through voluntary agreements the Partners program provides expert technical assistance and cost- share...
    • Glossary

    • Glossary
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    • 22 Glossary Species Status categories: at- risk species — species of plants and animals that are Federal candidate species and those that the Service has not identified as candidate species, but are facing threat( s) and are potential...
    • Tattered old hat and pins

    • Tattered old hat and pins
    • Adults; Connecting people with nature; Leisure activities; Public access; Recreation;
    • A girl shows off her tattered old hat filled with pins of places she may have visited. Alaska is a land of awe-inspiring beauty and fish and wildlife spectacles, and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is a microcosm of all this wonderful state has...
    • Hudson's Bay Company Grave

    • Hudson's Bay Company Grave
    • Alaska
    • Fort Yukon. Hudson Bay Company grave - Eric Wards. Wooden tombstone reads: "Sacred to the memory of Eric Wards HB Co. Ser. who was drowned on the 18th May 1867 age 21 years."
    • White-winged Scoter, Adak Island

    • White-winged Scoter, Adak Island
    • ALASKA MARITIME NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE; AMNWR; Birds; birding; Marine birds ; Aleutian Islands; Aleutians; habitat; Islands; Coastal environments; Waterfowl; WWSC
    • May 1970
    • Rat Island, Aleutian Islands

    • Rat Island, Aleutian Islands
    • ALASKA MARITIME NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE; AMNWR; Birds; birding; Marine birds ; rats; habitat; Coastal environments; biology. Rat prevention; Aleutian Islands; Aleutians
    • Rat Island in the western Aleutians got infested with rats in 1780 when a Japanese sailing ship went aground. It may have been an important seabird colony, but little bird life now exists. Rats in large numbers still persist on Rat Island by ...
    • Kiska Island volcano and auklet colony

    • Kiska Island volcano and auklet colony
    • ALASKA MARITIME NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE; AMNWR; Birds; birding; Marine birds ; rats; habitat; Coastal environments; biology. Rat prevention; Aleutian Islands; Aleutians
    • Lava flows from this volcano make ideal habitat for millions of nesting seabirds, Photo May, 2000
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1993

    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1993
    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; AMNWR; Festivals; Homer; Alaska; Kachemak Bay; habitat; Shorebirds; education; EE; Environmental education;
    • May, 1993 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival was started in 1993, when several concern citizens decided that education was the key to protecting habitat important to migrating shorebirds. When a proposal to back-fill Mariner Park Lagoon for an RV...
    • Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs

    • Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs
    • Aquatic birds; Aquatic animals; Birds; Coastal environments; Crustaceans; Candidate;
    • Red Knots pictured here are a cadidate species for listing on the endangered species list. Horseshoe Crab in the foreground. Location is Mispillion Harbor, Delaware.
    • Common loon

    • Common loon
    • Aquatic birds; Birds;
    • The common loon is best known for its call and is one of the most recognizable wilderness sounds. The loon is a large bird, about 28 to 36 inches, and has a thick, pointed, black bill. In breeding plumage the loon's head and neck are black with...
    • White Ibis

    • White Ibis
    • Aquatic birds; Birds;
    • Habitat: Salt, brackish, and fresh marshes, rice fields, mangroves. May forage in any kind of shallow water, commonly flying to feed in fresh water even in coastal regions. Foraging sites include marshes, mudflats, flooded pastures, lake edges,...

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