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    • "Shell Mound Archeological Site"

    • "Shell Mound Archeological Site"
    • Recreation; Artifacts; Historic sites; Wildlife refuges; Signs;
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge sign

    • Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge sign
    • Wetland restoration; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service;
    • The Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge was created in September of 1994 ". . .for the development, advancement, management, conservation and protection of fish and wildlife resources ." The refuge has grown to over 10,000 acres via...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Equipment used for fire control at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

    • 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

    • 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...
    • FWS employee examines shell mound

    • FWS employee examines 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...
    • FWS Employee examines shell mound

    • FWS Employee examines 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...
    • FWS Employee examines shells from ancient shell mound

    • FWS Employee examines shells from ancient 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Moose Creek Bridge, Alaska

    • 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.
    • Ocelot at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

    • 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

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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