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    • Wood Bison Calf

    • Mammals; Endangered species;
    • During the early 1800s, wood bison numbers were estimated at 168,000, but by the late 1800s, the subspecies was nearly eliminated. Excessive hunting was the primary factor leading to population decline. Another factor that is thought to have played...
    • Windmill

    • Buildings, facilities and structures; Energy; Wildlife refuges; Green infrastructure;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Willamette Daisy

    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Endangered species;
    • image of the endangered Willamette Daisy. 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.
    • Wildlife interpreter

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Visitor services; Interpretation;
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • White-Topped Aster

    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys;
    • Image of the white-topped aster. 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.
    • White-haired Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered species;
    • This yellow flower is threatened. The primary threat to the survival of white-haired goldenrod is the many visitors to rockshelters in the Red River Gorge area each year. In 1989, approximately 260,000 people visited the Red River Gorge Geological...
    • 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.
    • Wetland sunrise

    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Western Snowy Plover Nest with Eggs

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Village by waterway

    • Villages; Rivers and streams; Wildlife refuges; 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.
    • Tourguide in a village

    • Tourism; Education outreach; Wildlife refuges; Buildings, facilities and structures; Villages;
    • 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...
    • Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly

    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Insects;
    • The Taylor's checkerspot was once found throughout grasslands in the Willamette Valley, Puget Sound, and south Vancouver Island. The historic range and abundance of the Taylor's checkerspot is not precisely known because exhaustive searches did not...
    • 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.
    • Sunset over Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Aerial photography; Scenics; Rural environments; Rivers and streams;
    • 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.
    • Sunrise at Chicoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    • 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.

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