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    • Wood Bison Calf

    • Mammals; Endangered species;
    • During the early 1800s, wood bison numbers were estimated at 168,000, but by the late 1800s, the subspecies was nearly eliminated. Excessive hunting was the primary factor leading to population decline. Another factor that is thought to have played...
    • Winter Flock of Spectacled Eiders

    • Birds; Waterfowl; Aquatic environments;
    • Nearly all threatened Spectacled eiders spend the winter in a small area of ocean and sea ice south of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. This picture shows tens of thousands of spectacled eiders roosting in an open lead of the ice pack,...
    • William Finley

    • Birds; History; Wildlife refuges; Wetlands; Wilderness; Photography;
    • William Finley at Klamath Marsh, 1905. Due to Finley and Bohlman's photography of the area in 1905, Klamath was named a bird refuge in 1908. "Here lay the land of my dreams. After nearly 20 years of waiting, I was looking out over this place of...
    • Wetlands at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Wetlands; Aquatic plants; Landscape photography;
    • Lacassine NWR, in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established on 12/30/37 by Executive Order No. 7780 as "a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife." The refuge is nearly 35,000 acres in...
    • 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...
    • View of Assateague Lighthouse from the wildlife loop

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Recreation sites; Exhibitions; Tourism;
    • The historic Assateague Lighthouse was built in 1867 and is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. The present 142 foot-high structure is one of nearly 20 other tall, historic, brick lighthouses still functioning along the Atlantic Coast today.
    • Three men fishing at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Adults; Boats; Fishing; Landscape photography; Leisure activities;
    • Lacassine NWR, in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established on 12/30/37 by Executive Order No. 7780 as "a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife." The refuge is nearly 35,000 acres in...
    • Sunset over Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Scenics; Landscape photography;
    • Lacassine NWR, in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established on 12/30/37 by Executive Order No. 7780 as "a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife." The refuge is nearly 35,000 acres in...
    • Snowy Egret at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Wading birds; Landscape photography;
    • Lacassine NWR, in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established on 12/30/37 by Executive Order No. 7780 as "a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife." The refuge is nearly 35,000 acres in...
    • Snow by the Assateague Lighthouse

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Recreation sites; Exhibitions; Tourism; Ice; Hiking; Snow;
    • The present 142 foot-high structure is one of nearly 20 other tall, historic, brick lighthouses still functioning along the Atlantic Coast today.
    • Signs and maps at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Signs; Landscape photography; Connecting people with nature; Maps;
    • Lacassine NWR, in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established on 12/30/37 by Executive Order No. 7780 as "a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife." The refuge is nearly 35,000 acres in...
    • Service employee talking with fishermen at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Fishing; Boats; Employees (USFWS); Adults; Landscape photography;
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee with fishermen. Lacassine NWR, in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established on 12/30/37 by Executive Order No. 7780 as "a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and...
    • Service employee talking to a visitor at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Employees (USFWS); Adults; Landscape photography; Boats;
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee talking with a visitor. Lacassine NWR, in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established on 12/30/37 by Executive Order No. 7780 as "a refuge and breeding ground for migratory...
    • Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan

    • trees; Forests;
    • Seney NWR, Seney, Michigan: The dense carpets of ferns in deep woods stand as silent testimony to the restorative powers of the earth. The area that is now Seney Refuge was once nearly stripped of its pine forests, then the land was burned so...
    • Scenic view of solar powered building and paved nature trail

    • Buildings, facilities and structures;Rivers and streams; Wildlife refuges; Green infrastructure;
    • Situated in central-western Arizona along the Lower Colorado River, the Bill Williams River extends a short 40 miles before emptying into the Colorado River at Lake Havasu. A portion of the river and its unique habitat are protected within the Bill...
    • Scenic view of Bill Williams River

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Deserts; Rivers and streams; Scenics;
    • Situated in central-western Arizona along the Lower Colorado River, the Bill Williams River extends a short 40 miles before emptying into the Colorado River at Lake Havasu. A portion of the river and its unique habitat are protected within the Bill...

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