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    • Zebra mussel on native mussel

    • Aquatic environments;
    • The zebra mussel was inadvertently introduced to the United States and is now spreading rapidly, impacting native fish species, as well as clogging power plant intakes. Boaters, anglers, and waterfowl hunters can help prevent further spread of...
    • William Finley at Klamath Marsh bird watching

    • History; Birds; Lakes; Photography; Recreation; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing;
    • Herman Bohlman on the right setting up a bird watching tent in Klamath Marsh as William Finley gets more gear from the boat on the left. "It is neccessary to study them from a blind. The one I used was an old wagon umbrella with a green cloth skirt...
    • Western Snowy Plover Adult Feeding

    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • The Pacific Coast population of the western snowy plover is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as threatened. Threats include poor reproductive success, resulting from human disturbance, predation, and inclement weather,...
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee surveying a beached whale

    • Wildlife refuges; Weather impacts; Work of the Service; Fishes;
    • Chincoteague Refuge, originally established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds (with an emphasis on conserving greater snow geese), today provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and song birds, as well as other species...
    • Surface Elevation Monitoring

    • Structures; Riparian environments; Rivers and streams; Habitat restoration; Wetland restoration; Wetlands; Wildlife refuges; Biologists (USFWS); Monitoring;
    • USFWS biologist Bill Bridgeland taking measurements on a Surface Elevation Table (SET) installed last year in cooperation with USGS. SETs will allow us to detect changes in the elevation of the marsh surface in response to the marsh restoration as...
    • Sunset at a wetland area

    • Wildlife refuges; Hiking; Biking; Leisure activities; Public access;
    • Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, originally established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds (with an emphasis on conserving greater snow geese), today provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and song birds, as...
    • Snow on a wetland area

    • Wildlife refuges; Snow; Coastal environments; Wetlands;
    • Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, originally established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds (with an emphasis on conserving greater snow geese), today provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and song birds, as...
    • Sandhill cranes at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

    • Migratory birds; Birds; Shorebirds; Wetlands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is south of Sacramento in the northern reaches of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Fish and Wildlife Service staff and partners have been working to restore historic wetland communities and enhance...
    • Royal Tern

    • Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Birds; Coastal environments;
    • The loud, rolling “ Keer-reet ” call of foraging Royal Terns is among the most conspicuous and typical summer sounds of the mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, as well as of Caribbean and southern California waters in fall and winter.
    • Royal Tern

    • Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Birds; Coastal environments;
    • The loud, rolling “ Keer-reet ” call of foraging Royal Terns is among the most conspicuous and typical summer sounds of the mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, as well as of Caribbean and southern California waters in fall and winter.
    • Rhino horns

    • Wildlife management; Work of the Service;
    • Rising global demand for rhino horn – both for alleged medicinal value and ornamental use – has led to an epidemic of poaching in Africa, as well as theft and illegal trade in rhino horns from museums and private collections. Illegal...
    • Rhino horns

    • Animal industry; Water management; Wildlife restoration; Work of the Service;
    • Rising global demand for rhino horn – both for alleged medicinal value and ornamental use – has led to an epidemic of poaching in Africa, as well as theft and illegal trade in rhino horns from museums and private collections. Illegal...
    • Pumping plant and bridge at Lake Havasu

    • Wildlife refuges; Water management; Rivers and streams; Buildings, facilities and structures; Green infrastructure;
    • Situated in central-western Arizona along the Lower Colorado River, the Bill Williams River extends a short 40 miles before emptying into the Colorado River at Lake Havasu. A portion of the river and its unique habitat are protected within the Bill...
    • Pagosa skyrocket plant

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket habitat

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket flowers and syrphid fly

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket flowers

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket flowers

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket flowers

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...

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