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
Environmental Defense, a nonprofit organization, was
the key in reaching out to Long and provided funding
for biologists to conduct population surveys for the
toad on his property. Long is helping Environmental
Defense and the Service promote...
Karner Blue – A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin
“ Instead of hearing, ‘ I don’t have that butterfly on
my property,’ I hear, ‘ How can I get some of that wild
lupine seed?’ ‘ You should see the lupine patch
I have going!’ or...
Conserving the Elusive Louisiana Pine Snake:
Partners Take Action
What are CCAs?
one or more parties that
address the conservation
needs of candidate or
at- risk species. Both
Federal and non-...
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...
Fish and Wildlife
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
Species Status categories:
at- risk species — species of plants and animals that are
Federal candidate species and those that the Service
has not identified as candidate species, but are facing
threat( s) and are potential...
Becharof NWR, King Salmon, Alaska: Tundra, mountains, and still-smoldering volcanoes, part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire," fill the senses as far as the eye can see at Becharof National Wildlife Refuge. Mt. Paulik volcano, seen here, is...
AMNWR; Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; Birds rehabilitation; Rats; Biology; Islands; Invasive species; Work of the Refuge
December 1997 "Shipwreck Response Kits like this are stored in strategic locations along Alaska's coast so that the refuge and cooperators can quickly deploy traps and poison to prevent rats from coming ashore from sinking or grounded...
Amphibians; Children; Connecting people with nature; Education; Education outreach; Environmental education; Interpretation; Public access; Reptiles; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Work of the Service; Youth; Adults;
This little girl doesn't want to give this alligator back. Part of the fun people can enjoy at the refuge.
Animals;Aves; Birds; Birds; Duck;Waterfowl; New Jersey
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...
A collar tag to be put on a nutria. It's designed stretch so it can be put on snugly and a nutria will neither get a limb stuck inside nor have trouble breathing. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria's habits and...
Several species of birds can be found at feeding time on the refuge, including Roseate spoonbills. This is a feeding frenzy for the lucky visitor, where all the birds frolic about trying to get a meal at once.
The zebra mussel was inadvertently introduced to the United States and is now spreading rapidly, impacting native fish species, as well as clogging power plant intakes. Boaters, anglers, and waterfowl hunters can help prevent further spread of...