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    • Wood Bison Calf

    • 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

    • Winter Flock of Spectacled Eiders
    • Birds; Waterfowl; Aquatic environments; Sea Ducks; Eiders; Alaska
    • 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

    • 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...
    • Wildlife viewing area at Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife viewing area at Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Wildlife viewing; Green infrastructure; Hiking; Leisure activities;
    • 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...
    • Wildlife interpreter at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife interpreter at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Visitor services; Interpretation;
    • Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary...
    • Wildlife cleaning station

    • Wildlife cleaning station
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Hunting; Fishing; Leisure activities;
    • This is a picture of a wildlife cleaning station by a waterway at the refuge. Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty...
    • Wetlands at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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...
    • Village by waterway

    • Village by waterway
    • Villages; Rivers and streams; Wildlife refuges; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary...
    • Viewing area of a fish pond at Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

    • Viewing area of a fish pond at Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Work of the Service; Leisure activities; Recreation sites; Ponds;
    • 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...
    • View of Assateague Lighthouse from the wildlife loop

    • 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. However, the first lighthouse on this site, built by the U.S. Treasury Department in 1833, was a 45 foot-high brick tower that proved inadequate. The...
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pilot poses beside a seaplane

    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pilot poses beside a seaplane
    • Aircraft; Aviation; Transportation; Wildlife refuges; Service patch; Work of the Service;
    • Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary...
    • Tree with peeling birchbark

    • Tree with peeling birchbark
    • Rivers and streams; Trees; Wildlife refuges; Scenics;
    • Peeling birch is used for specialty products such as ice cream sticks, toothpicks, and toys. Indians made their lightweight, birchbark canoes by stretching the stripped bark over frames, sewing it and caulking the seams. Kanuti National Wildlife...
    • Trailer pad for Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge volunteers

    • Trailer pad for Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge volunteers
    • Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Volunteers; Tourism; Leisure activities; Camping;
    • 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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