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    • Muskoxen meander across the Arctic Refuge coastal plain

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Mammals;
    • Muskoxen facing towards the camera. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a vast and beautiful wilderness, is an intact continuum of six different ecological zones spanning some 200 miles north to south. Such a diverse spectrum of habitats and...
    • From the Secretary

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    • 4 Dear Citizens: This booklet provides information for citizen stewards and landowners, who embody President Bush’s vision of cooperative conservation— a vision built upon innovation, local ideas, inspiration and incentives, and on- the- ground...
    • Employees and volunteer inspect North Island.

    • Birds; Oil spills; Shorebirds; Wildlife refuges; Employees (USFWS); Volunteers;
    • Drew Wirwa, USFWS employee makes his way across a lagoon to inspect the status of 1,300 nesting brown pelicans at North Island, Breton National Wildlife Refuge, along with volunteer Kelby Ouchly (L), and Jack Bohannan, Refuge Manager for Breton,...
    • Russian River Ferry

    • Rivers and streams; Fishing; Wildlife refuges;
    • The current of the swift Kenai moves the ferry across the river to the south bank. Anglers cross over to fish at the mouth of the Russian River for red (sockeye) salmon.
    • Flame Skimmer at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

    • Insects;
    • Flame Skimmer may be our most conspicuous dragonfly – the one most likely to be seen and commented upon by the general public. It is large, bright orange-red, and males perch conspicuously over ponds and lakes. Flame Skimmer is a bright...
    • 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...
    •  Tarantula

    • Arachnids; Deserts; Wildlife refuges;
    • A close up image of a tarantula walking across the desert sands on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
    • Black rhinoceros

    • Mammals; Extinctions;
    • The African black rhinoceros is an extinct subspecies. Historically, it once occurred across most of the west African savanna. Until recently, only a few individuals survived in northern Cameroon, but on July 8, 2006 the World Conservation Union...
    • American Bittern

    • Wading birds; Birds;
    • The American Bittern is found all across the country but prefers habitats that include freshwater wetlands with tall emergent vegetation where they can hide. Although you may not see them, you would have no problem hearing them as Bitterns have a...
    • Leadplant

    • Wildlife refuges; Plants; Flowering plants; Grasses;
    • Leadplant in the South Daokta prairie in the heart of the Dakota Grassland Conservation Area. The area – which encompasses 1.7 million acres of grassland and 240,000 acres of wetland across a swath of eastern South Dakota, North Dakota and...
    • Pasque flower

    • Wildlife refuges; Plants; Flowering plants; Grasses;
    • A pasque flower in the South Dakota prairie in the heart of the Dakota Grassland Conservation Area. The area – which encompasses 1.7 million acres of grassland and 240,000 acres of wetland across a swath of eastern South Dakota, North Dakota and...
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    • Birds; Birdwatching; Parks;
    • Despite their tiny size, many of these birds fly nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico during fall and spring migration, a round-trip of more than 1,600 km.
    • Bonaparte's gull

    • Birds; Aquatic birds; Aquatic environments; Shorebirds;
    • A Bonaparte's gull is seen swimming across Lake Erie.
    • American wigeon

    • Birds; Waterfowl; Marine birds;
    • An American wigeon is pictured swimming across the water.
    • American wigeon

    • Birds; Waterfowl; Marine birds;
    • An American wigeon swims across water.
    • Grass carp (Triploid)

    • Fishes; Fisheries management;
    • Grass carp is an Asian fish species that was imported into the United States in the 1960s. Because many conservationists wanted to reduce human dependencies on use of toxic chemicals, This introduction was considered to be an alternative to...
    • Green Praying mantis

    • Wildlife refuges; Insects;
    • The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats which is actively managed for migratory birds. The refuge’s location in one of the Atlantic Flyway’s most active flight paths...

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