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    • Western Snowy Plover Adult Feeding

    • Western Snowy Plover Adult Feeding
    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • The Pacific Coast population of the western snowy plover is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as threatened. Threats include poor reproductive success, resulting from human disturbance, predation, and inclement weather,...
    • Brown bear entering fishing area

    • Brown bear entering fishing area
    • Mammals; Wildlife refuges; Human impacts; Fishing;
    • Popular fishing spots attract more than human fishermen. Bears looking for easy meals can make a mess of your lunch, camp, or maybe even you.
    • Bonanza Creek and Dalton Highway

    • Bonanza Creek and Dalton Highway
    • Aerial photography; Human impacts; Lakes;
    • One of several rivers that pass under the Dalton Highway, these rivers are gateways for invasive plants to move down the river system into refuges like the Kanuti, and Koyukuk NWR; Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge; KNWR; Recreation; Tourism;...
    • California Tiger Salamander

    • California Tiger Salamander
    • Threatened species; Amphibians; Employees (USFWS);
    • Image shows the size of the California Tiger Salamander in relation to the human hand. It was taken March 3, 2009 during a field trip with FWS staff and UC Davis grad students to the Jepson Prairie Reserve. The reserve is owned by the Solano Land...
    • Gray wolf release

    • Gray wolf release
    • Endangered species; Mammals; Monitoring; Wildlife management;
    • A gray wolf fitted with a radio collar is released into the wild. The gray wolf or Canis lupus, often known simply as the wolf, is the largest extant wild member of the Canidae family. Though once abundant over much of Eurasia, North Africa and...
    • Peacock Larkspur

    • Peacock Larkspur
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Species of concern;
    • The peacock larkspur is found only in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Presently, the natural vegetation of the Willamette Valley is experiencing a threat not altogether different in magnitude from the Missoula Floods - human development. Since...
    • Water Hyacinth Leaves

    • Water Hyacinth Leaves
    • Aquatic plants; Invasive species;
    • A view of the large green leaves of the aquatic invasive plant known as Water Hyacinth next to a human hand.
    • Grass carp (Triploid)

    • 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...
    • Here comes the bear!

    • Here comes the bear!
    • Mammals; Pollution; Fishing; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Human impacts;
    • Picture shows a bear with a can in its mouth standing by a fisherman's abandoned sight. Alaska is a land of awe-inspiring beauty and fish and wildlife spectacles, and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is a microcosm of all this wonderful state...
    • Comparing a bear paw to a human hand

    • Comparing a bear paw to a human hand
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Mammals; Tracks and tracking; Work of the Service;
    • In a remote corner of northwestern Alaska lies Selawik Refuge, a special place of extreme climate, free-flowing rivers, and abundant wildlife. Here where the boreal forest of Interior Alaska meets the arctic tundra, thousands of waterfowl,...
    • Wooden structure covered in antlers

    • Wooden structure covered in antlers
    • Artifacts; Buildings, facilities and structures; Crafts; Exhibits; Human impacts; Mammals; Memorial; Scenics;
    • This is a wooden structure that is covered in antlers mounted to the roof in Alaska.
    • Retired and salvaged U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service truck

    • Retired and salvaged U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service truck
    • Wildlife refuges; Transportation; Logo; Human impacts;
    • Picture shows a rusted truck with a service logo. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a vast and beautiful wilderness, is an intact continuum of six different ecological zones spanning some 200 miles north to south. Such a diverse spectrum of...
    • Salvaged Service truck

    • Salvaged Service truck
    • Wildlife refuges; Transportation; Logo; Human impacts;
    • Picture shows a rusted service truck and other abandoned vehicles at the refuge. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a vast and beautiful wilderness, is an intact continuum of six different ecological zones spanning some 200 miles north to south....
    • Wetlands at Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wetlands at Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife Refuges; Wetlands; Landscape photography; Mountains;
    • Located along the meandering Bitterroot River and surrounded by majestic towering mountains, the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge offers spectacular viewing opportunities of the landscape and wildlife. The Refuge's location in the scenic and...

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