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    • Glossary

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    • 22 Glossary Species Status categories: at- risk species — species of plants and animals that are Federal candidate species and those that the Service has not identified as candidate species, but are facing threat( s) and are potential...
    • 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...
    • Arroyo Toad

    • Endangered species; Amphibians;
    • Arroyo Toad in hands to demonstrate size. This small, buff colored toad has a soft, high whistled trill that is often mistaken for the call of an insect. It was listed as endangered in 1994.
    • Cattle egret

    • Birds; Wading birds; Aquatic birds
    • Breeding adult is adorned by orange-buffed plumes on crown, back and foreneck. Often seen among livestock in pastures and fields, feeding on insects. Small, stocky white heron with large, rounded head, hooves or tractors.
    • FWS Employee Monitoring Weather Station

    • Agassiz NWR; Minnesota; FWS Employees (USFWS);
    • CHECKING WEATHER STATION. Winter is a challenge for wildlife and biologists at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota. Communities near the refuge are often the coldest spots in the lower 48. Weather monitoring is one of many sources of...
    • Chuckwalla Lizard at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

    • Species of concern; Deserts; Rocks; Reptiles;
    • Chuckwalla (Sauromalus obesus) is the largest of the lizards on the refuge and is present in all of the mountain ranges. Although extremely wary, the chuckwalla can often be seen sunning itself on top of distant boulders. It is strictly a...
    • Narrow-leaved Coneflower

    • Flowering plants; Plants;
    • Close up of a reddish pink flower with a very dark purple, nearly black, center. Often found in prairie grasslands, and a favorite for both butterflies and birds. For more information about wildflowers visit the National Plants Database Additional...
    • Columbia Spotted Frog

    • Candidate; Species of concern; Amphibians; Remote sensing;
    • Columbia spotted frogs (Rana Luteiventris) are found from Alaska and most of British Columbia to Washington east of the Cascades, Idaho, and portions of Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah. Spotted frogs live in spring seeps, meadows, marshes, ponds and...
    • Moose In U.S. Fish and Wildlife Parking Lot

    • Work of the Service; Moose; Regional Office; Winter; Mammals; Anchorage; Alaska; Employees (USFWS)
    • Employees at the Region 7 (Alaska) Regional Office in mid-town Anchorage, must use caution when entering or exiting the building during the long winter months. Moose often times are found bedded down near the parking lot or browsing on birch trees...
    • Loon necropsy

    • Contaminants; Work of the Service;
    • Fish and Wildlife Service biologist conducts necropsy examination on dead loon to determine cause of death. Loons are often effected by lead poisoning and pesticides. contaminants;ecological services;FWS Employees (USFWS); New Jersey; Resource...
    • Golden Paintbrush (CALE)

    • Threatened species; Plants;
    • Golden paintbrush is a perennial herb in the figwort or snapdragon family (Scrophulariaceae). It often has from 5-to-15 unbranched stems. The stems may be erect or spreading, in the latter case giving the appearance of being several plants,...
    • Golden Paintbrush (CALE)

    • Threatened species; Plants;
    • Golden paintbrush is a perennial herb in the figwort or snapdragon family (Scrophulariaceae). It often has from 5-to-15 unbranched stems. The stems may be erect or spreading, in the latter case giving the appearance of being several plants,...
    • Caspian Terns

    • History; Birds; Migratory birds; Photography; Shorebirds; Wildlife refuges;
    • Image captured by Finley and Bohlman during a 1905 trip to Klamath Marsh of Caspian Terns in the middle of a dispute, opponents will often try to grip each other by bill and hold for several seconds, occasionally fly up, and then quickly separate.
    • President Jimmy Carter Signing ANILCA

    • Land Conservation; Presidents; Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act
    • In 1980, after years of congressional debate, President Jimmy Carter signed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, or ANILCA, into law. Often called the most significant land conservation measure in the history of our nation, the...
    • Pagosa skyrocket flower

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket flowers

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket flowers

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket flowers

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...

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