U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel have used prescribed fire for decades to control hazardous fuels on its lands. Such fires, set under strict conditions, reduce fire risks to nearby communities while benefitting wildlife habitat.
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 These woodpeckers are endangered because open forests with big, old pine trees have been replaced by forests with younger, smaller pines.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...
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge; Florida;invasive Plants control; non-native; Invasive species
SPRAYING MELALUKA PLANT. Foreign plants and animals that establish themselves in domestic ecosystems sometimes become highly invasive and aggressive - displacing or out competing beneficial native species. Here, a FWS biologist at Loxahatchee NWR...
Environmental Sciences; Environmental quality; Habitat conservation; Industries; Land development; Pollution control; Public policies; Signs; Wetland restoration; Wetlands; Wildlife refuges;
Sign says: ... Wetlands Mitigation, Virginia Power, Mt. Storm Power Station; Authorized by the West Virginia Water Resources Section, Division of Environmental Protection, Virginia Power is constructing a double-lined FGD (scrubber) by-product...
Artwork depicting arid, desolate plains in the upper half, and a flooded city in the lower half. Pictured in the lower left corner is a duck wearing eye glass, and a top hat, and carrying an umbrella and suitcase. Suitcase is labeled "Duck...
Stationed at the
ocean ports, and border
inspectors monitor an
annual trade worth
more than $ 1.4 billion.
They stop illegal
smuggled wildlife and