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    • From the Secretary

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    • 4 Dear Citizens: 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...
    • Atlantic salmon smolts

    • Aquaculture; Anadromous species; Endangered species; Fishes; Fisheries management;
    • Atlantic salmon spend the first two years of life in the fresh water habitats of their native stream (occasionally three, depending upon food availability). At two years of age, the fish undergo the process of smoltification, resulting in changes...
    • Tagging Nutria with Radio Telemetry Devices

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service does studies to find out how these animals affect habitat and other species. Biologists adjust the collar on this nutria prior to releasing him.
    • Float your cares away

    • Aquatic plants; Aquatic environments; Adults; Aquaculture; Banks; Children; Foliage; Forests; Leisure activities; Plants; Public access; Recreation; Recreation sites; Rivers and streams; Scenics; Visitor services; Water sports; Wildlife refuges;...
    • Families find floating down the river exciting and fun.
    • Young women embracing new technology

    • Birds; Birdwatching; Buildings, facilities and structures; Emblems; Environmental education; Equipment; Exhibits; Game birds; Game management; Illustrations; Interpretation; Leisure activities; Management; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Monitoring;...
    • Two young women enjoy using the eBird Trail Tracker to find species of birds that have been seen on the refuge.
    • Bogoslof Island Bird Survey Crew

    • Birds; Marine birds; Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges;
    • Seabird Marine Mammal Oceanographic Coordinated Investigation (SMMOCI) project. "Puffin Grubbing " describes the technique used to find and examine birds.
    • Birdwatchers find subject to view

    • Birdwatching; Connecting people with nature; Environmental education; Equipment; Leisure activities; Photography; Public access; Recreation; Recreation sites; Tourism; Wildlife viewing; Buildings, facilities and structures; Wildlife refuges;
    • Birdwatchers stop to set up equipment at overlook.
    • FWS EmployeeTalks with Visitors at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    • Chincoteague NWR; Virginia; FWS Employees (USFWS)
    • VISITORS TO CHINCOTEAGUE. Recreational activities vary with each refuge and with the seasons. Visitors, like these to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most heavily visited refuges in the system, check with the refuge manager to...
    • Aquatic Insect

    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service; Tagging; Threatened species; Monitoring;
    • Biologists find other aquatic creatures while tagging steelhead in Eagle Creek. Biologists use this tracking information to see if the hatchery fish that are spawning here are affecting the survival and productivity of the wild fish.
    • Rush Darter habitat

    • Fishes; Endangered species;
    • The rush darter is a small fish that grows to two to three inches long. And it’s even rarer than it is tiny: The species, identified in 1999, is known to exist in only three locations in Alabama. There are no figures on the rush darter population...
    • Rush Darter

    • Fishes; Endangered species;
    • The rush darter is a small fish that grows to two to three inches long. And it’s even rarer than it is tiny: The species, identified in 1999, is known to exist in only three locations in Alabama. There are no figures on the rush darter population...
    • Grass carp (Triploid)

    • Fishes; Fisheries management;
    • Grass carp is an Asian fish species that was imported into the United States in the 1960s. Because many conservationists wanted to reduce human dependencies on use of toxic chemicals, This introduction was considered to be an alternative to...
    • Gumbo Lily

    • Flowering plants; Plants;
    • An image of a white flower among red rock. Western North Dakota is the easternmost limit of the range of the beautiful gumbo lily. The plant occurs in nearly all of our western states. This short, tufted plant is a nearly stemless perennial from...
    • Gumbo Lily

    • Flowering plants; Plants;
    • A white flower among gray rocks.An image of a white flower among red rock. Western North Dakota is the easternmost limit of the range of the beautiful gumbo lily. The plant occurs in nearly all of our western states. This short, tufted plant is...
    • Eelgrass in water at Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

    • Grasses; Landscape photography; Wildlife refuges;
    • Izembek National Wildlife Refuge lies between the highly productive waters of the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska. Within the heart of the Refuge is Izembek Lagoon, a 30-mile long and 5-mile wide coastal ecosystem that contains one of the world's...
    • American Rubyspot Damselfly

    • Insects; Aquatic environments; Riparian environments; Rivers and streams;
    • The beautiful rubyspot damselfly is difficult to mistake for any other species in California with its brightly colored thorax, bright red spot at the base of the wings,and large size. While occasionally found at large lakes, its most typical...
    • Tundra with mountains in background at Izembek Natiional Wildlife Refuge

    • Panoramics; Wildlife refuges; Tundra; Mountains; Landscape photography;
    • Izembek National Wildlife Refuge lies between the highly productive waters of the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska. Within the heart of the Refuge is Izembek Lagoon, a 30-mile long and 5-mile wide coastal ecosystem that contains one of the world's...
    • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Maine

    • river; fall; National Wildlife Refuge; Maine
    • Rachel Carson NWR, Wells, Maine: Named for the renowned author of Silent Spring and The Sea Around Us, Rachel Carson Refuge consists of a series of estuarine habitats along the southeastern coast of Maine. Here one will find salt marshes...
    • Sand dune

    • scenics; Grasses; Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges;
    • Lying along a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay, the six units of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge consists of varied coastal habitat including changing sand dunes. Here one can find such interesting species as the...

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