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    • Setting Trap for Delmarva Fox Squirrel

    • FWS Employees (USFWS); Endangered species; Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge; Maryland
    • A FWS biologist is setting a trap to tag the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel. This large, slate grey tree squirrel has an unusually full, fluffy tail and white belly. Once found throughout the Delmarva Penninsula, remnant populations of the...
    • Gray wolf release

    • Endangered species; Mammals; Monitoring; Wildlife management;
    • A gray wolf fitted with a radio collar is released into the wild. The gray wolf or Canis lupus, often known simply as the wolf, is the largest extant wild member of the Canidae family. Though once abundant over much of Eurasia, North Africa and...
    • Seney National Wildlife Refuge Welsh Ditch Fire Reunion sign

    • Wildlife Refuges; Signs; Landscape photography; Fire management;
    • A sign at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge was established in 1935 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The wild land that today is the refuge has not always appeared so wild. This is a land that was...
    • Water truck used for fires at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Equipment; Fire management; Fires; Forest fires; Landscape photography;
    • A water truck us for fires atSeney National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge was established in 1935 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The wild land that today is the refuge has not always appeared so wild. This is...
    • Atlantic salmon smolts

    • Fisheries; Aquaculture; Anadromous species; Endangered species; Fishes; Fisheries management;
    • Atlantic salmon spend the first two years of life in the fresh water habitats of their native stream (occasionally three, depending upon food availability). At two years of age, the fish undergo the process of smoltification, resulting in changes...
    • Malhuer lake bird's nest

    • History; Historic sites; Birds; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Bird nest located in Malheur lake, 1908. Finley and Bohlman photos of the area in 1908 helped President Roosevelt declare Malheur a bird refuge in 1908. Malheur was once threatened by plume hunters until it was declared a refuge.
    • Moose Creek Bridge, Alaska

    • Rivers and streams;
    • Chickaloon Village fish biologist Brian Winnestaffer surveys a reach of Moose Creek where a railroad once bridged the stream. Mary Price/USFWS.
    • Equipment used for fire control at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Forest fires; Fire management; Fires; Equipment; Landscape photography;
    • Fire equipment at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge was established in 1935 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The wild land that today is the refuge has not always appeared so wild. This is a land that...
    • FWS Employee Checks Area After Prescribed Burn

    • Klamath National Wildlife Refuge; California; Resource management; Prescribed burning
    • Many of the refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge system use prescribed fire to achieve desired habitat conditions. Fire is often used to replace the naturally occurring wildfires that once played a major role in the development and maintenance...
    • Purple Loosestrife

    • Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Wildlife refuges; Waterfowl; Invasive species;
    • Native to Eurasia, purple loosestrife is a tall invasive plant with magenta-colored flowers that adapts to wetland areas. Once established, the plant begins to compete with native plants reducing natural habitats for waterfowl and other species...
    • Ocelot at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Endangered species; Landscape photography; Wildlife management;
    • Ocelots are a small, wild cat that once roamed in the United States from South Texas up into Arkansas and Louisiana and today is found only in deep South Texas. The refuge is home to one of the two remaining breeding populations of ocelots, a...
    • Orange Hawkweed, Sand Point, Alaska

    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; AMNWR; Birds; Coastal environments; Islands; biology; work of the refuge; Aleutians; Aleutian Islands; Invasive species; invasives; invasive Plants
    • Orange Hawkweed, known also as "devilweed" has invaded many communities in Alaska. It is recognized as an ecologically invasive plant and noxious weed in the United States and Canada and threatens biodiversity. Once established ,it quickly...
    • Service employee with fire equipment at the Seney Natinal Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Employees (USFWS); Equipment; Fire management; Fires; Landscape photography;
    • Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The wild land that today is the refuge has not always appeared so wild. This is a land that was once heavily logged,...
    • Service employee on a piece of fire equipment at Seney National Wildllife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Employees (USFWS); Fires; Fire management; Landscape photography; Forest fires;
    • Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The wild land that today is the refuge has not always appeared so wild. This is a land that was once heavily logged,...
    • Walsh Ditch Fire Reunion at Seney National Wildllife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Adults; Leisure activities;
    • Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The wild land that today is the refuge has not always appeared so wild. This is a land that was once heavily logged,...
    • Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan

    • trees; Forests;
    • Seney NWR, Seney, Michigan: The dense carpets of ferns in deep woods stand as silent testimony to the restorative powers of the earth. The area that is now Seney Refuge was once nearly stripped of its pine forests, then the land was burned so...
    • Diversity!

    • Aquatic birds; Aquatic environments; Biodiversity; Birds; Coastal environments; Environments (Natural); Estuarine environments; Marine birds; Marine environments; Ponds; Public access; Sanctuaries; Scenics; Wading birds; Wildlife refuges;
    • Several species of birds can be found at feeding time on the refuge, including Roseate spoonbills. This is a feeding frenzy for the lucky visitor, where all the birds frolic about trying to get a meal at once.
    • Black rhinoceros

    • International conservation; Mammals; Extinctions;
    • The African black rhinoceros is an extinct subspecies. Historically, it once occurred across most of the west African savanna. Until recently, only a few individuals survived in northern Cameroon, but on July 8, 2006 the World Conservation Union...

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