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    • 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...
    • Blanket of snow on a refuge trail at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Hiking; Biking; Leisure activities; Public access;
    • The refuge maintains several miles of trails for either hiking or biking. Major recreational activities include wildlife/wildland observation, photography, education, and sheer enjoyment of the outdoors. About half are paved while the rest are open...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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/.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
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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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Ursa Major at Uyak Bay, Kodiak

    • Work of the Service; Boats; Transportation; Wildlife refuges; Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
    • Conference on the stern of US FWS Vessel Ursa Major. Amook Pass, Uyak Bay.

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