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    • A Texas Rancher Who Became a Believer

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    • 6 A Texas Cattle Rancher Who “ Became a Believer” “ We’re just ‘ wildlifing’ it all over the place, and we’re happy to do it,” Bob Long said. Long is enhancing habitat on his 550- acre property to benefit the Houston toad, an...
    • Habitat restoration

    • Adults; Aircraft; Aquatic environments; Aviation; Boating; Boats; Ecosystem recovery; Employees (USFWS); Environmental quality; Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Law enforcement; Personnel; Resource management;...
    • The National Guard provides support by placing christmas trees in critical areas for habitat restoration on the refuge.
    • House finch

    • animals; aves; Birds; Birds; California; Tule National Wildlife Refuge; passerine;Migratory birds; perching Birds
    • A small sparrow-sized bird that prefers orchards, deserts and coastal valleys as well as suburban areas.
    • Western tanager

    • animals; aves; Birds; Birds; Deshutes National Forests; Oregon; passerines; neotropical migrant; Migratory birds
    • First recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806), the Western tanager prefers open forested areas at low elevations. The male has a vivid colored red head, bright yellow body with striking black wings and tail.
    • Purple Loosestrife

    • Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Wildlife refuges; Waterfowl; Invasive species;
    • Native to Eurasia, purple loosestrife is a tall invasive plant with magenta-colored flowers that adapts to wetland areas. Once established, the plant begins to compete with native plants reducing natural habitats for waterfowl and other species...
    • Wildlife Drive observation tower

    • Aquatic environments; Birdwatching; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • This observation tower located on Wildlife Drive offers visitors a grand view of the impoundment areas of the refuge, where most of the birds feed daily.
    • Petroglyphs

    • Arizona;Glen Canyon;Natural areas;Restoration ecology
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    • Schoolyard Habitat Project

    • Biologists (USFWS); Connecting people with nature; Grasses; Environmental education;
    • USFWS Biologist show students how to place plants in the wetland areas
    • Greater Sage Grouse

    • Birds;
    • One of the most interesting aspects of the greater sage-grouse is its nearly complete reliance on sagebrush. These birds cannot survive in areas where sagebrush does not exist.
    • Attwater's prairie chicken

    • Birds; Game birds; Endangered species;
    • An endangered sub-species of prairie chicken, small numbers found only in Texas in isolated areas and on the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, Texas.
    • Laysan Albatross Nesting on Eastern Island

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is host to the largest remaining colony of albatross in the world. The colony can include more than 500,000 nests on a given year. This image shows typical nest density in areas without the invasive plant,...
    • Western Snowy Plover with Triple Stripe Bands

    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • The Pacific coast population of western snowy plovers breeds on coastal beaches from southern Washington to southern Baja California, Mexico. Plovers lay their eggs in shallow depressions in sandy or salty areas that generally do not have much...

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