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    • Walrus Cows and Yearlings on Ice

    • Ice; Mammals; Marine mammals;
    • Walrus cows and yearlings resting on ice. The Walrus lives near relatively shallow water where it spends much of its time looking for benthic bivalve mollusks, its preferred diet. The Walrus is a social animal and spends much of its time on sea...
    • Smiling for the camera.

    • Adults; Aquatic animals; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Boating; Boats; Employees (USFWS); Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Management; Personnel; Plants; Reptiles; Resource management; Uniforms; Vegetation; Wetlands;...
    • A baby alligator seems happy to be receiving so much attention.
    • Red Elderberry, Fireweed and Wild Raspberry

    • Wildflowers; Wildlife refuges; Berries;
    • Much of the lower altitudes of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge are lush with vegetation. Many different berries and flowering plants grow here. Berry pickers have many varieties to from which to choose.
    • Jetbead removal

    • Plants; Invasive species; Habitat restoration; Training; Vegetation; Work of the Service;
    • A student enrolled in WLD2139 Invasive Plant Management, a course offered at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center removes jetbead, an invasive exotic shrub from Asia most likely spread from landscape plantings. This student tried to get...
    • Northern Pintail

    • Waterfowl; Rivers and streams;
    • Long-necked and slim, the Northern Pintail is a graceful, elegant bird. This dabbling duck can be found in much of the Northern Hemisphere, including the San Joaquin Bay-Delta, although in considerably lower numbers than in the past.
    • Peregrine Falcon

    • Birds; Raptors; Birds of prey; Birdwatching;
    • The Peregrine Falcon is a medium-sized bird of prey with long, pointed wings and a slender tail. Typically they nest on high, remote cliff ledges throughout much of North America. They primarily feed on birds and often are seen capturing prey in...
    • Western Snowy Plover with Triple Stripe Bands

    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • The Pacific coast population of western snowy plovers breeds on coastal beaches from southern Washington to southern Baja California, Mexico. Plovers lay their eggs in shallow depressions in sandy or salty areas that generally do not have much...
    • Western Snowy Plover Nest with Eggs

    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • The Pacific coast population of western snowy plovers breeds on coastal beaches from southern Washington to southern Baja California, Mexico. Plovers lay their eggs in shallow depressions in sandy or salty areas that generally do not have much...
    • Western Snowy Plover Female on Eggs in Nest

    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • A female western snowy plover sits on her nest. The Pacific coast population of western snowy plovers breeds on coastal beaches from southern Washington to southern Baja California, Mexico. Plovers lay their eggs in shallow depressions in sandy or...
    • 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...
    • Buena Vista Lake Ornate Shrew

    • Rodents; Endangered species;
    • The Buena Vista Lake shrew formerly occupied the marshlands of the San Joaquin Valley and the Tulare Basin. Its range has become much restricted due to the loss of lakes and sloughs in the area. It has been recorded from the Kern Lake Preserve area...
    • Northern Pintail

    • Birds; Waterfowl;
    • Long-necked and slim, the Northern Pintail is a graceful, elegant bird. This dabbling duck can be found in much of the Northern Hemisphere, including the San Joaquin Bay-Delta, although in considerably lower numbers than in the past.
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Dudley Bluffs bladderpod

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • Both the Dudley Bluffs bladderpod (Physaria congesta or Lesquerella congesta) and the Dudley Bluffs twinpod (Physaria obcordata) are rare members of the Brassicaceae (mustard) family. Dudley Bluffs bladderpod is an extremely small cushion plant...
    • Dudley Bluffs bladderpod

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • Both the Dudley Bluffs bladderpod (Physaria congesta or Lesquerella congesta) and the Dudley Bluffs twinpod (Physaria obcordata) are rare members of the Brassicaceae (mustard) family. Dudley Bluffs bladderpod is an extremely small cushion plant...

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