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
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...
The story of wildlife conservation along the upper stretches of the Mississippi River in the mid-20th Century is very much a tale of environmental change, economic growth, and power politics. Created in 1924 as one of America’s most unique...
Three Works Progress Administration employees pause and pose in the bottomland of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge as survey work and the placement of boundary markers continues along the 264-mile Federal refuge. The WPA...
The upper reaches of the Mississippi River were the focus of conservationists and engineers alike in the 1920's and 1930's; the free-flowing river’s tendency to flood prompted construction of a series of locks and dams during the New Deal,...
A moment of quiet reflection on the northern reaches of the Mississippi River, as Bureau of Biological Survey chief Ira Gabrielson (1889-1977) casts a line off a vessel of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge during a 1937...
Cigar-chomping Ira Noel Gabrielson (1889-1997), second chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey, studies a report during a 1937 site inspection and Congressional tour of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Gabrielson was...
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Private landowners, large and small, play a vital role conserving habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants. In
fact, more than two- thirds of the nation’s threatened and endangered species use habitat found on...
This booklet provides information for citizen stewards and
landowners, who embody President Bush’s vision of cooperative
conservation— a vision built upon innovation, local ideas, inspiration
and incentives, and on- the- ground...
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...
Montana: Endangered Species Grants
Help Keep “ Big Sky Country” Big
“ That’s one of the most productive bull trout streams
in the country,” said Fish and Wildlife Service
biologist Bob Lee of the headwaters of the Bull River