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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...
    • 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 ‘...
    • Tagged Nutria

    • Tagged Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A collar is successfully attached to the nutria. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria and to prevent their spreading.
    • Collar Tag for Nutria

    • Collar Tag for Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A collar tag to be put on a nutria. It's designed stretch so it can be put on snugly and a nutria will neither get a limb stuck inside nor have trouble breathing. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria's habits and...
    • Captured nutria awaits tagging

    • Captured nutria awaits tagging
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A nutria in a cage waits to get a tail tag. Tagging the animals will help biologists better understand the animal and prevent their spread.
    • Nutria Health Exam

    • Nutria Health Exam
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • A nutria is examined before being tagged. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Nutria Health Exam

    • Nutria Health Exam
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A nutria is given a health exam before being tagged. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Anesthetizing Nutria Prior to Tagging

    • Anesthetizing Nutria Prior to Tagging
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • A nutria is given a shot to put it to sleep while the collar is measured. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria as well as prevent their spreading.
    • Jetbead removal

    • Jetbead removal
    • Plants; Invasive species; Habitat restoration; Training; Vegetation; Work of the Service;
    • A student enrolled in WLD2139 Invasive Plant Management, a course offered at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center removes jetbead, an invasive exotic shrub from Asia most likely spread from landscape plantings. This student tried to get...
    • Baited trap used to capture nutria

    • Baited trap used to capture nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A trap baited with carrots and apples awaits a nutria to venture out of the water and investigate. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to prevent their spreading.
    • Predator Control

    • Predator Control
    • Predator control; Wildlife refuges; Employees (USFWS); history; uniforms; service patch;
    • A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee prepares a device to prevent predators from preying on nesting birds and their eggs.
    • Nutria tags are prepared

    • Nutria tags are prepared
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • Biologists prepare a tag for a nutria. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to prevent overpopulation.
    • Purple Loosestrife

    • Purple Loosestrife
    • Plants; Plants; Flowering plants; flowers; invasive; invasives; Aquatic environments; nuisance;
    • Boaters, anglers, and waterfowl hunters can help prevent further spread of aquatic invasive species. For more information on the zebra mussel go to : http://protectyourwaters.net/
    • Weighing Caged Nutria

    • Weighing Caged Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • Every nutria is weighed before tagging. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the habits of nutria and prevent their spreading
    • Fire management at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

    • Fire management at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge
    • Fire management; Personnel; Wildlife refuges; Wildfires;
    • San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Manager Jill Terp explains how creating defensible space between the refuge lands and bordering residential areas can prevent potential spread of wild fire to private homes.
    • Nutria is Released Back Into the Water

    • Nutria is Released Back Into the Water
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • The tagged nutria is released back into the water. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the habits of nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Yolo Bypass

    • Yolo Bypass
    • Rivers and streams; Water management;
    • The Yolo Bypass serves as part of a system to prevent flooding in the Sacramento Valley. Weirs connect the bypass to the Sacramento River. The water is eventually drained into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
    • Yolo Bypass

    • Yolo Bypass
    • Water management; Rivers and streams;
    • The Yolo Bypass serves as part of a system to prevent flooding in the Sacramento Valley. Weirs connect the bypass to the Sacramento River. The water is eventually drained into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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