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    • Wood Bison

    • Mammals; Endangered species;
    • Wood bison are the largest native land mammals in the Western Hemisphere, 10 to 15% heavier than plains bison. Bulls are slightly larger than cows and average around 1,800 pounds, but can get up to 2,000 pounds. Both males and females have short...
    • Peacock Larkspur

    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Species of concern;
    • The peacock larkspur is found only in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Presently, the natural vegetation of the Willamette Valley is experiencing a threat not altogether different in magnitude from the Missoula Floods - human development. Since...
    • Helicopter Water Drop

    • Fire management; Aircraft; Wildlife refuges;
    • A K-Max Type 1 helicopter drops almost 1,000 gallons of water on the Lateral West Fire burning at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Suffolk, VA.
    • Debeque phacelia

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • Phacelia submutica is a low-growing, herbaceous, spring annual plant with a tap root. The stems are typically 0.8 to 3 in (2 to 8 cm) long, often branched at the base and mostly lying flat on the ground as a low rosette (Howell 1944, pp....
    • Debeque phacelia

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • Phacelia submutica is a low-growing, herbaceous, spring annual plant with a tap root. The stems are typically 0.8 to 3 in (2 to 8 cm) long, often branched at the base and mostly lying flat on the ground as a low rosette (Howell 1944, pp....
    • Debeque phacelia habitat

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • Phacelia submutica is a low-growing, herbaceous, spring annual plant with a tap root. The stems are typically 0.8 to 3 in (2 to 8 cm) long, often branched at the base and mostly lying flat on the ground as a low rosette (Howell 1944, pp....
    • Debeque phacelia plants

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • Phacelia submutica is a low-growing, herbaceous, spring annual plant with a tap root. The stems are typically 0.8 to 3 in (2 to 8 cm) long, often branched at the base and mostly lying flat on the ground as a low rosette (Howell 1944, pp....
    • Crested Caracara

    • Shorebirds; Birds; Birdwatching; Birds of prey
    • Pair of almost identical Crested Caracara
    • Chincoteague Ponies at annual Assateague Island swim

    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • Assateague Island Pony Swim

    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • Chincoteague Ponies after swim from Assateague Island

    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges; Leisure activities; Recreation;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • Salt Water Cowboys herding the Chincoteague ponies for their annual swim

    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges; Leisure activities; Recreation;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • FWS Employee Bands Brown Pelican

    • Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge; Florida; Endangered species; Birds;
    • FWS personnel banding a Brown Pelican. Pelicans almost disappeared from Texas because they were poisoned by the pesticide DDT, which caused them to lay thin-shelled eggs which broke during incubation. Because they were not able to produce young,...
    • Cross country skiing in Alaska

    • Mountains; Recreation; Skiing
    • Cross country skier almost in silhouette standing on crest of snow bank with hazy snow-covered Brooks Range River Valley mountains in background and hazy sun in sky.
    • Blind ozark cavefish research

    • Research; Endangered species; Biologists (USFWS); Caves; Caving;
    • The Ozark cavefish is found in small cave streams with pool areas. The water source is almost always an upwelling from the groundwater table. Suitable caves are usually found in the vicinity of large permanent streams.
    • Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

    • Colorado; Mountains; NWR; Wildlife refuges
    • Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge sits in a glacial bowl at 8,300 feet elevation--the highest refuge outside of Alaska. Here birds migrate seasonally not north and south but up and down the mountains. Visitors are almost certain to see the...
    • American Black Duck

    • Waterfowl; Rivers and streams; Lakes
    • Both sexes of the American Black Duck have almost identical plumage. The body is a dark brown color, the crown is a lighter brown on the neck and head, with a dark stripe through the eye. In flight, the white wing linings can be seen in contrast...
    • FWS Biologist Researches Blind Ozark Cavefish

    • Logan Cave National Wildlife Refuge; Arkansas; Endangered species; Fishes
    • The Ozark cavefish is found in small cave streams with pool areas. The water source is almost always an upwelling from the groundwater table. Suitable caves are usually found in the vicinity of large permanent streams. Over collecting and pollution...
    • Great egret

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Wading birds;
    • Bird standing alertly almost knee deep in quiet water in Siskiyou County, California. Vertical. For more information about wading birds visit http://www.fws.gov/birds/.

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