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    • Stationed at the Nation’s major international airports, ocean ports, and border crossings, wildlife inspectors monitor an annual trade worth more than $ 1.4 billion. They stop illegal shipments, intercept smuggled wildlife and wildlife products,...
    • A Texas Rancher Who Became a Believer

    • A Texas Rancher Who Became a Believer
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    • 6 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 toad, an...
    • 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-...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Survives Major Storm

    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Survives Major Storm
    • Birds;
    • Gale force winds, rain, thunder, and lightning rocked Midway Atoll on Friday night, Feb. 11th, leading to moderate damage and loss of wildlife. Fortunately, no island residents or visitors were hurt and no major infrastructure was damaged. For at...
    • First Short-tailed Albatross Chick to Hatch Outside Japan

    • First Short-tailed Albatross Chick to Hatch Outside Japan
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The chick hatched during a major storm but the parent did an excellent job protecting it from the inclement weather. Establishing a new nesting colony is one of several important steps needed to continue the rare bird’s recovery because volcanic...
    • Captain Jeff Lewis

    • Captain Jeff Lewis
    • Boats; Coastal environments; Employees (USFWS); Logo; Marine environments; Personnel; Service patch; Uniforms; Work of the Service; Wage Grade Occupations;
    • Refuge employee Jeff Lewis has his USCG 100 ton credentials and is the captain of the refuges 48' research vessel the Ursa Major ll.
    • FWS Vessel Ursa Major II

    • FWS Vessel Ursa Major II
    • Boats; Coastal environments; Employees (USFWS); Logo; Marine environments; Personnel; Service patch; Uniforms; Work of the Service; Wage Grade Occupations;
    • Wage Grade staff from Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge on board the Service's 48 foot research vessel Ursa Major II, assists the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the loading of fuel drums which were used during surveys of river otter...
    • Coreopsis major

    • Coreopsis major
    • Flowering plants; Plants;
    • Dark close up of yellow flower. For more information about wildflowers visit the National Plants Database Additional Resources: National Plants Database http://plants.usda.gov/.
    • Short's Goldenrod

    • Short's Goldenrod
    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered species;
    • Short's goldenrod is a rhizomatous perennial generally 2 to 2 and one-half feet tall, with alternately arranged narrow leaves about 2 to 4 inches long and O.2 to O.6 of an inch wide. The largest leaves occur near the middle of the stem. Yellow...
    • Short's Goldenrod

    • Short's Goldenrod
    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered species; Endangered species;
    • Short's goldenrod is a rhizomatous perennial generally 2 to 2 and one-half feet tall, with alternately arranged narrow leaves about 2 to 4 inches long and O.2 to O.6 of an inch wide. The largest leaves occur near the middle of the stem. Yellow...
    • Common Murres

    • Common Murres
    • History; Birds; Cliffs; Coastal environments; Migratory birds; Photography; Wildlife refuges;
    • Hand painted glass slide of Common Murres at Three Arch Rocks, photograph taken by Finley and Bohlman during thier first major photography trip together to Three Arch Rocks in 1903. Thier photographs of the area would later help Three Arch Rocks...
    • Boat Dock Damaged by Tsunami

    • Boat Dock Damaged by Tsunami
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments; Weather impacts;
    • Boat dock damage in Midway Atoll harbor after a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. Fortunately, Midway residents received...
    • FWS Employee Checks Area After Prescribed Burn

    • FWS Employee Checks Area After Prescribed Burn
    • Klamath National Wildlife Refuge; California; Resource management; Prescribed burning
    • Many of the refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge system use prescribed fire to achieve desired habitat conditions. Fire is often used to replace the naturally occurring wildfires that once played a major role in the development and maintenance...
    • Cambridge fire

    • Cambridge fire
    • Prescribed burning; Fires; Roads; Buildings, facilities and structures; Equipment
    • Prescribed fires conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on National Wildlife Refuge lands that are located near communities lessen the chance wildfires will cause major damage to private property and structures.
    • Refuge Buildings on Karluk Lake

    • Refuge Buildings on Karluk Lake
    • Wildlife refuges; Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge; ARLIS; Alaska
    • "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters at Karluk Lake, Kodiak. Badly needs replacing as these are major headquarters several months of year."; view from boat; also seen in this photo is another small, dilapidated shed approximately 100 feet...
    • Headquarters on Kodiak

    • Headquarters on Kodiak
    • Wildlife refuges; Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge; Buildings, facilities and structures; ARLIS; Alaska
    • "Headquarters at Karluk Lake. Badly needs replacing as these are major headquarters several months of the year." Kodiak NWR.
    • Close-up of a muskox at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    • Close-up of a muskox at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Mammals;
    • The entire Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain supports muskoxen. In summer, they concentrate along major rivers including the Canning, Tamayariak, Sadlerochit, Jago, Aichilik, and Kongakut. Muskoxen are an important part of the Refuge...

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