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    • Orange Hawkweed, Sand Point, Alaska

    • 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...
    • Diversity!

    • 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.
    • Purple Loosestrife

    • 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...
    • Short-tailed Albatross on its Nest

    • Short-tailed Albatross on its Nest
    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The majestic short-tailed albatross, an endangered seabird, is the largest albatross in the North Pacific with a wing span of 7 to 7.5 feet and golden plumage on its heads and nape. Once thought to be the most abundant albatross species in the...
    • Egmont Key North Battery

    • Egmont Key North Battery
    • Buildings, facilities and structures; Wildlife refuges;
    • The Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1974 and protects a diverse community of animals and plants, many of which are either threatened or endangered. This island refuge was once the site of the former United States Army Fort...
    • Gray wolf release

    • 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...
    • Removing Pre-smolts from Hatchery Raceways

    • Removing Pre-smolts from Hatchery Raceways
    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Employees (USFWS); Service patch;
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees move (known as 'crowding' juvenile Tule Fall Chinook salmon to the end of a raceway, or "pond," where the fish will enter an opened raceway gate, swim down a Hatchery channel, and then out the Hatchery...
    • Atlantic salmon smolts

    • 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...
    • WOE119  Frying Shad  (American)

    • WOE119 Frying Shad (American)
    • Fishes;
    • Location: Potomac River (Fletcher's Boathouse) Washington, DC April 2004. Electronic Image Only (no slide/print available); Fishes Restoration; American Shad; Smoked; Shad; WOE119;
    • Sacramento Splittail

    • Sacramento Splittail
    • Fishes; Estuarine environments; Fisheries management; Aquatic environments;
    • The Sacramento splittail is a hardy minnow native to the upper San Francisco Estuary and the Central Valley in California. It once swam in lakes and rivers throughout the Central Valley and in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, but massive...
    • White-haired Goldenrod

    • White-haired Goldenrod
    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered species;
    • This yellow flower is threatened. The primary threat to the survival of white-haired goldenrod is the many visitors to rockshelters in the Red River Gorge area each year. In 1989, approximately 260,000 people visited the Red River Gorge Geological...
    • Setting Trap for Delmarva Fox Squirrel

    • 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...
    • Malhuer lake bird's nest

    • 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.
    • Black rhinoceros

    • 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...
    • FWS Employee Checks Area After Prescribed Burn

    • 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...
    • Trail to archeological site

    • Trail to archeological site
    • Recreation; Artifacts; Historic sites; Wildlife refuges;
    • This ancient feature was initially created by Archaic cultures and completed by Woodland period cultures. Its height was reached by the discarding the shells of their food source - oysters, clams, and other mollusks. over a 6,000 time span. Once...
    • Shell mound

    • Shell mound
    • Recreation; Artifacts; Historic sites; Wildlife refuges;
    • This ancient feature was initially created by Archaic cultures and completed by Woodland period cultures. Its height was reached by the discarding the shells of their food source - oysters, clams, and other mullosks. over a 6,000 time span. Once...

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