Adults; Children; Connecting people with nature; Education; Education outreach; Environmental education; Interpretation; Leisure activities; Public access; Recreation; Teens; Vegetation; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service;...
Adults; Youth; Wildlife refuges; Connecting people with nature; Fishing; Fishes; Freshwater fishes;
This is a picture of a man showing a child how to properly hold a fish. Alaska is a land of awe-inspiring beauty and fish and wildlife spectacles, and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is a microcosm of all this wonderful state has to offer.
Aerial photography; Buildings, facilities and structures; Education; Rivers and streams; Training;
Aerial view of the National Conservation Training Center, showing the facility buildings and roads, the Potomac River with low clouds and surrounding woodlands. For more information about the Training Center visit http://training.fws.gov .
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...
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...
Two manatee nuzzling noses together in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Note scars on back on one manatee from boat propeller. For more information about manatees visit
Manatee playing with a crab trap line in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Trap lines pose a common danger of entrapment for manatee.
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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.
The common loon is best known for its call and is one of the most recognizable wilderness sounds. The loon is a large bird, about 28 to 36 inches, and has a thick, pointed, black bill. In breeding plumage the loon's head and neck are black with...