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    • Private Stewardship Grants

    • Private Stewardship Grants
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    • 19 Private Stewardship Grants What are the benefits? For the landowner: Allows private landowners to submit project proposals directly to the Fish and Wildlife Service and offers a low cost- share ratio to assist landowners in...
    • Partners for Fish and Wildlife Programs

    • Partners for Fish and Wildlife Programs
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    • 21 Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Who can participate? Any privately owned land is potentially eligible for restoration. Most applicants are individual landowners. For the purposes of this program, “ privately owned” means lands not...
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    • 3 “ Conservation districts have long advocated that natural resources conservation must come from voluntary, incentive- based approaches. For species conservation, it is clear that success lies in flexible tools and incentives that promote...
    • Western Snowy Plover Female on Eggs in Nest

    • Western Snowy Plover Female on Eggs in Nest
    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • A female western snowy plover sits on her nest. 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...
    • Red Cockaded Woodpecker Research

    • Red Cockaded Woodpecker Research
    • Carolina Sandhills NWR; Endangered species Research; FWS Employees (USFWS); South Carolina
    • A FWS biologist tags a Red-cockaded woodpecker. These woodpeckers are endangered because open forests with big, old pine trees have been replaced by forests with younger, smaller pines. Periodic natural fires needed to control the brushy...
    • FWS Employee Bands Neotropical Migratory Bird

    • FWS Employee Bands Neotropical Migratory Bird
    • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge; Louisiana; Migratory birds Birds; Bird banding; neotropical migrant
    • A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist bands a neotropical migratory bird at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. Some species of neotropical migrants, so named because they nest in North America and winter in the tropical...
    • Whooping Cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

    • Whooping Cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
    • Aransas;Refuge Centennial; Birds; History;Endangered species; Texas
    • Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, north of Corpus Christi, Texas, is one of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s premier units, in large part because of the role it has played in the recovery of the endangered whooping crane, a 5-foot-tall white...
    • Great Egret

    • Great Egret
    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Orange sunset with bird silhouettes

    • Orange sunset with bird silhouettes
    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wetlands; Scenics; Landscape photography;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Wetland sunset

    • Wetland sunset
    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wetlands; Scenics; Landscape photography;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Sunset with tree silhouettes

    • Sunset with tree silhouettes
    • Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wetlands; Scenics; Landscape photography;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Blue Heron with minnow

    • Great Blue Heron with minnow
    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Blue Heron

    • Great Blue Heron
    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Blue Heron

    • Great Blue Heron
    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Blue Heron in wetland

    • Great Blue Heron in wetland
    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Egret

    • Great Egret
    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Blue Heron

    • Great Blue Heron
    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Egret

    • Great Egret
    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.

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