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
A collar tag to be put on a nutria. It's designed stretch so it can be put on snugly and a nutria will neither get a limb stuck inside nor have trouble breathing. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria's habits and...
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...
A trap baited with carrots and apples awaits a nutria to venture out of the water and investigate. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to prevent their spreading.
Fire management; Personnel; Wildlife refuges; Wildfires;
San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Manager Jill Terp explains how creating defensible space between the refuge lands and bordering residential areas can prevent potential spread of wild fire to private homes.
The Yolo Bypass serves as part of a system to prevent flooding in the Sacramento Valley. Weirs connect the bypass to the Sacramento River. The water is eventually drained into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The zebra mussel was inadvertently introduced to the United States and is now spreading rapidly, impacting native fish species, as well as clogging power plant intakes. Boaters, anglers, and waterfowl hunters can help prevent further spread of...