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    • 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...
    • Royal Terns

    • Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Birds; Coastal environments;
    • A quintessentially saltwater species, this tern feeds inshore along barrier beach oceanfronts and back bays, occasionally ranging farther offshore when foraging, especially when feeding chicks.
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1993

    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; AMNWR; Festivals; Homer; Alaska; Kachemak Bay; habitat; Shorebirds; education; EE; Environmental education;
    • May, 1993 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival was started in 1993, when several concern citizens decided that education was the key to protecting habitat important to migrating shorebirds. When a proposal to back-fill Mariner Park Lagoon for an RV...
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1993

    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; AMNWR; Festivals; Homer; Alaska; Kachemak Bay; habitat; Shorebirds; education; EE; Environmental education
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival was started in 1993, when several concern citizens decided that education was the key to protecting habitat important to migrating shorebirds. When a proposal to back-fill Mariner Park Lagoon for an RV Park, was...
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1993, Arts and Education Fair

    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; AMNWR; Festivals; Homer; Alaska; Kachemak Bay; habitat; Shorebirds; education; EE; Environmental education
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival was started in 1993, when several concern citizens decided that education was the key to protecting habitat important to migrating shorebirds. When a proposal to back-fill Mariner Park Lagoon for an RV Park, was...
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1st

    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; AMNWR; Festivals; Homer; Alaska; Kachemak Bay; habitat; Shorebirds; education; EE; Environmental education
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival was started in 1993, when several concern citizens decided that education was the key to protecting habitat important to migrating shorebirds. When a proposal to back-fill Mariner Park Lagoon for an RV Park, was...
    • Sea turtle nest relocation

    • Oil spills; Employees (USFWS); Reptiles; Relocation;
    • July 12, 2010 Gulf Shores, AL - Alabama's first sea turtle nest to transfer to Kennedy Space Center on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Our hope is the hatchlings will have imprinted sufficiently to return home to the Gulf Coast when they return to...
    • Wash basins at the Theodore Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

    • Birds; Contaminants; Oil spills; Oil spills;
    • THEODORE, Ala. – Multiple wash basins containing a mix of environmentally sensitive detergent and water are among the primary materials used when cleaning oiled wildlife at the Theodore Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center June 17, 2010. The...
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: When uncovering an egg, the proper method is to gently circle the egg with your finger to begin to dislodge it from the sand.
    • Ready for a dirty job

    • Connecting people with nature; Work of the Service;
    • Mike Rowe, the popular host of the Discovery Channel series "Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe," donned a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cap when he waded into Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge in April 2010.
    • Boats on the Russian River

    • Rivers and streams; Fishing; Wildlife refuges;
    • Kenai River confluence is a hot fishing spot when the reds are running. Tens of thousands of salmon return to the river to be met by thousands of anglers.
    • Russian River Ferry

    • Fishing; Ferries; Rivers and streams; signs;
    • The Russian River joins the Kenai River near Cooper Landing, Alaska. The area is one of the most heavily visited in the state when the red (sockeye) salmon are running.
    • Centuary at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

    • Flowering plants; Desert plants; Deserts;
    • Found "no where else on earth" --The spring-loving centaury, Centaurium namophilum, is considered to be endemic to the Ash Meadows area (meaning it is definitely found within the refuge borders but also in adjacent federal and private lands)....
    • Fremont Weir on the Sacramento River

    • Rivers and streams; Water management;
    • When the water level of the Sacramento River reaches a high point it flows over into the Fremont Weir and then into the Yolo Bypass. The weir is part of flood control for the Sacramento River.
    • Roof Top Photovoltaic

    • Green infrastructure; Energy; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act provided funds for the USFWS to install photovoltaic panels. Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of light into electricity at the atomic level. Some materials exhibit a property known as the photoelectric...
    • Michael Mace, Curator of Birds at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    • Parks; Birds; Birds of prey;
    • The Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced their three awardees of the agency’s 2010 Recovery Champion Award. Michael Mace, curator of Birds at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is receiving an award today for...
    • Black-crowned night heron

    • Birds; Waterfowl;
    • A juvenile black-crowned night heron standing on tree limb. At sunset, when most herons are flying toward their roosting places, the black-crowned herons are leaving the trees where they have spent the day scattering over the marshes to feed. By...
    • Ditch Filling

    • Structures; Riparian environments; Rivers and streams; Habitat restoration; Wetland restoration; Wetlands; Wildlife refuges; Biologists (USFWS); Partnerships;
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists monitoring ditch filling. Ditches are filled slowly to pushing any fish downstream out of the construction area. Fish are also captured and relocated when...
    • Channel Excavation

    • Structures; Riparian environments; Rivers and streams; Habitat restoration; Wetland restoration; Wetlands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Knife River construction worker (green vest) monitoring the depth of the tidal channel being constructed while an archaeologist (orange vest) monitors for cultural resources. Work is suspended or moves to another area when cultural resources are...
    • 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...

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