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    • 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.
    • Pribilof Island Oil Spill, M/V Citrus 1996 Arctic Fox scavenges for carcasses (Album)

    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; Bering Sea Unit; Biology; Islands; Research; Coastal environments; Scenics; Oil spills; Scavengers; Predation; Shipwrecks
    • When oiled birds and marine mammals become oiled, their feathers and fur lose the ability to keep dry. As water soaks the animal, cold sets in and they will often go ashore tto attempt to get dry and warm. Predators such as these foxes will...
    • 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...
    • Piping Plovers eating on the beach

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • Two Piping Plovers on the beach feeding. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Piping Plover walking on the beach

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • This Piping Plover walking on the beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Piping Plover walking along the beach

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • This Piping Plover on the beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its neck....
    • Early Marsh Transportation at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

    • Adults; Wetlands
    • This Fred Flintstone-like contraption is an early dune buggy – standard mode of transportation on waterlogged Gulf coast national wildlife refuges, except when it bogs down, as in this 1949 view of refuge workers at Sabine National Wildlife...
    • 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...
    • Sanderlings in flight

    • Birds; Aquatic birds
    • The Sanderling is most commonly seen in flocks chasing receding waves on ocean beaches, and running away from them when they return. It breeds in the high Arctic and winters along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts from Canada to Argentina.
    • 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.
    • San Diego Zoo Safari Park curator

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Partnership sign

    • Partnerships; Signs; Work of the Service;
    • Signage used for cooperative partnership project between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service West Virginia Field Office and Partners for Fish and Wildlife when they erected a bat gate at the entrance to Trout Cave located in Franklin, WV in order to...
    • Short's Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered species; Endangered species;
    • Short's goldenrod is a rhizomatous perennial generally 2 to 2 and one-half feet tall, with alternately arranged narrow leaves about 2 to 4 inches long and O.2 to O.6 of an inch wide. The largest leaves occur near the middle of the stem. Yellow...
    • Short's Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered species;
    • Short's goldenrod is a rhizomatous perennial generally 2 to 2 and one-half feet tall, with alternately arranged narrow leaves about 2 to 4 inches long and O.2 to O.6 of an inch wide. The largest leaves occur near the middle of the stem. Yellow...
    • Refuge Officer

    • Law enforcement; Uniforms; Service patch; Wildlife refuges; Rivers and streams;
    • Refuge officer checks location where illegal aliens land when trying to enter the country via refuge lands.
    • Refuge Officer

    • Law enforcement; Uniforms; Service patch; Wildlife refuges; Rivers and streams;
    • Refuge officer checks location where illegal aliens land when trying to enter the country via refuge lands.
    • Rat Island, Aleutian Islands

    • Birds; Marine birds; Coastal environments;
    • Rat Island in the western Aleutians got infested with rats in 1780 when a Japanese sailing ship went aground. It may have been an important seabird colony, but little bird life now exists. Rats in large numbers still persist on Rat Island by ...
    • 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.

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