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    • Aerial view of lakes and mountains

    • Wildlife refuges; Lakes; Rivers and streams; Mountains; Scenics;
    • Because the refuge is seldom visited by anyone other than subsistence users from the immediate area, those who do venture into Kanuti's backcountry will find unspoiled and virtually unused wildlands to rival those anywhere else in the world. These...
    • Animal skulls and solar panels on a rustic cabin

    • Wildlife refuges; Rural environments; Buildings, facilities and structures; Exhibits; Energy; Green infrastructure;
    • Because the refuge is seldom visited by anyone other than subsistence users from the immediate area, those who do venture into Kanuti's backcountry will find unspoiled and virtually unused wildlands to rival those anywhere else in the world. These...
    • Bear tracks

    • Wildlife refuges; Tracks and tracking; Mammals;
    • Because the refuge is seldom visited by anyone other than subsistence users from the immediate area, those who do venture into Kanuti's backcountry will find unspoiled and virtually unused wildlands to rival those anywhere else in the world. These...
    • Birds in flight in 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. This makes the refuge a great place for bird watching. Over the course of the year, a variety of bird...
    • Bradshaw's Lomatium

    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys;
    • Image of Bradshaw's lomatium. Willamette Valley prairies support a wide range of interesting plants. Because plants are the core of the prairie, prairie preservation and management should start with a fundamental understanding of plants.
    • Bright sunset with tree 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. This makes the refuge a great place for bird watching. Over the course of the year, a variety of bird...
    • Brilliant 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. This makes the refuge a great place for bird watching. Over the course of the year, a variety of bird...
    • Canada Geese swimming in a line

    • Aquatic birds; Coastal environments; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Birds;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Colorful birch leaves

    • Wildlife refuges; Trees; Scenics;
    • Because the refuge is seldom visited by anyone other than subsistence users from the immediate area, those who do venture into Kanuti's backcountry will find unspoiled and virtually unused wildlands to rival those anywhere else in the world. These...
    • Devereux Slough Coastal Wetland Project

    • Wetland restoration; Wetlands; Habitat restoration; Coastal environments; Coastal restoration; Coastal zone management;
    • The California Coastal Conservancy was awarded $1 million to help acquire and permanently protect a 63-acre property in Santa Barbara County, California. This project will also result in the restoration of approximately 13 acres of coastal wetlands...
    • Docked sea plane

    • Wildlife refuges; Aircraft; Aviation; Transportation;
    • Because the refuge is seldom visited by anyone other than subsistence users from the immediate area, those who do venture into Kanuti's backcountry will find unspoiled and virtually unused wildlands to rival those anywhere else in the world. These...
    • Employee in interior of building at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Buildings, facilities and structures; Service patch; Personnel;
    • Because the refuge is seldom visited by anyone other than subsistence users from the immediate area, those who do venture into Kanuti's backcountry will find unspoiled and virtually unused wildlands to rival those anywhere else in the world. These...
    • Exterior of building at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • Because the refuge is seldom visited by anyone other than subsistence users from the immediate area, those who do venture into Kanuti's backcountry will find unspoiled and virtually unused wildlands to rival those anywhere else in the world. These...
    • Fender's Blue Butterfly

    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Insects; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Image of an endangered female Fender's Blue Butterfly. Willamette Valley prairies support a wide range of interesting plants. Because plants are the core of the prairie, prairie preservation and management should start with a fundamental...
    • First Short-tailed Albatross Chick to Hatch Outside Japan

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered and/or Threatened species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The chick hatched during a major storm but the parent did an excellent job protecting it from the inclement weather. Establishing a new nesting colony is one of several important steps needed to continue the rare bird’s recovery because volcanic...
    • Flight of the Snow Geese

    • Aquatic birds; Aquatic environments; Birds; Scenics; Wildlife refuges; Migratory birds;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Flock of Snow Geese on the refuge

    • Aquatic birds; Aquatic environments; Birds; Scenics; Wildlife refuges; Migratory birds;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • FWS Employee Bands Brown Pelican

    • Endangered and/or Threatened 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,...
    • FWS Employee Bands Neotropical Migratory Bird

    • Migratory birds; Birds; Bird banding;
    • 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...
    • Gently rolling terrain

    • Wildlife refuges; Aerial photography; Mountains; Scenics; Boreal forests;
    • Because the refuge is seldom visited by anyone other than subsistence users from the immediate area, those who do venture into Kanuti's backcountry will find unspoiled and virtually unused wildlands to rival those anywhere else in the world. These...

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