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    • Conserving the Elusive Louisiana Pine Snake

    • Conserving the Elusive Louisiana Pine Snake
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    • 16 Conserving the Elusive Louisiana Pine Snake: Partners Take Action Candidate Conservation Agreements What are CCAs? Agreements between one or more parties that address the conservation needs of candidate or at- risk species. Both Federal and non-...
    • Plain Chachalaca perched on a branch

    • Plain Chachalaca perched on a branch
    • Wildlife Refuges; Game birds; Migratory birds; Landscape photography;
    • A large chicken-like bird of Mexico and Central America, the Plain Chachalaca reaches the United States only in southern Texas.
    • Anaktuvuk Pass Cache and Dog

    • Anaktuvuk Pass Cache and Dog
    • Villagess; History; Alaska
    • Anaktuvuk Pass, at 2,200 feet elevation on the divide between the Anaktuvuk and John Rivers in the central Brooks Range, is the last remaining settlement of the Nunamiut (inland northern Inupiat Eskimo). This image was created from a scanned...
    • Loggerhead Sea Turtle at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

    • Loggerhead Sea Turtle at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
    • beach; Reptiles; endagered species; Resource management;Wildlife refuges
    • Archie Carr NWR, Titusville, Florida: Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge consists of 20 miles of beach along central Florida's Atlantic Coast. It hosts the largest concentration of nesting loggerhead sea turtles in the western hemisphere. Here a...
    • Giant Garter Snake

    • Giant Garter Snake
    • Threatened species; Reptiles;
    • Listed as a threatened species, the giant garter snake is one of the largest garter snakes at approximately 64 inches long. They are found on agricultural wetlands and other waterways in California's Central Valley. This picture was taken on April...
    • San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge, California

    • San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge, California
    • Waterfowl; marsh; field
    • San Joaquin River NWR, Los Banos, California: San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge is a fairly new refuge in central California. There are no visitor facilities at this time. This refuge will eventually encompass 10,000 acres along a...
    • European starling

    • European starling
    • Birds; Perching birds;
    • Starling sitting on dead branch in Siskiyou County, California. A non native species, european starlings were introduced to the United States in Central Park, New York in the early 1890's. All of the European Starlings found today in North...
    • Devereux Slough Coastal Wetland Project

    • 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...
    • Colorado hookless Cactus

    • Colorado hookless Cactus
    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • The Colorado hookless cactus is a barrel shaped cactus that ranges from 1.2 to 4.8 inches (in.) (3 to 12 centimeters (cm)) tall, with exceptional plants up to 12 in. (30 cm) tall. Stems range from 1.6 to 3.6 in. (4 to 9 cm) in diameter. The stems...
    • Colorado hookless Cactus

    • Colorado hookless Cactus
    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • The Colorado hookless cactus is a barrel shaped cactus that ranges from 1.2 to 4.8 inches (in.) (3 to 12 centimeters (cm)) tall, with exceptional plants up to 12 in. (30 cm) tall. Stems range from 1.6 to 3.6 in. (4 to 9 cm) in diameter. The stems...
    • Riparian Brush Rabbit

    • Riparian Brush Rabbit
    • Wildlife refuges; Endangered species; Mammals;
    • The riparian brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani riparius) is listed as endangered and is a small cottontail, one of eight subspecies of brush rabbits native to California. This one is at the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge in...
    • Sacramento Splittail

    • Sacramento Splittail
    • Fishes; Estuarine environments; Fisheries management; Aquatic environments;
    • The Sacramento splittail is a hardy minnow native to the upper San Francisco Estuary and the Central Valley in California. It once swam in lakes and rivers throughout the Central Valley and in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, but massive...
    • FWS Workers with Wood Stork Chick

    • FWS Workers with Wood Stork Chick
    • Endangered species; Birds; Harris Neck NWR; Georgia; Wildlife management
    • Two FWS biologists tagging a wood stork. Wood storks are widespread in Central and South America, but declined to alarmingly low numbers in the United States. At the turn of the century, there were over 150,000 wood storks living in Florida,...

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