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    • Zebra mussels on rudder

    • Invasive species; Aquatic environments;
    • Zebra mussels can attach themselves to boats and thereby inadvertantly be transferred to different waterways where they spread. Important for boaters in infected areas to be sure to careful clean their boat hulls/rudders, etc to prevent the spread...
    • Zebra mussel on native mussel

    • Aquatic environments;
    • 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...
    • Yolo Bypass

    • Rivers and streams; Water management;
    • 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.
    • Yolo Bypass

    • Water management; Rivers and streams;
    • 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.
    • Weighing Caged Nutria

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • Every nutria is weighed before tagging. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the habits of nutria and prevent their spreading
    • Tule Fall Chinook Females

    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Work of the Service;
    • Tule fall Chinook females being bled out. Without this step blood can fix with the eggs and prevent fertilization.
    • Tagged Nutria

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A collar is successfully attached to the nutria. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria and to prevent their spreading.
    • Prescribed Burn Near Beaver Village

    • Work of the Service; Fires; Fire Management; Habitat; Forestss; Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge; YFNWR; Alaska
    • Yukon Flats NWR staff set a prescribed burn outside the village of Beaver in order to manage the habitat and prevent a future threat to the locals and their homes.
    • Predator Control

    • Predator control; Wildlife refuges; Employees (USFWS); history; uniforms; service patch;
    • A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee prepares a device to prevent predators from preying on nesting birds and their eggs.
    • Nutria tags are prepared

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • Biologists prepare a tag for a nutria. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to prevent overpopulation.
    • Nutria is Released Back Into the Water

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • The tagged nutria is released back into the water. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the habits of nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Nutria Health Exam

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • A nutria is examined before being tagged. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Nutria Health Exam

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A nutria is given a health exam before being tagged. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Karner Blue-A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin

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    • 8 Karner Blue – A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin “ Instead of hearing, ‘ I don’t have that butterfly on my property,’ I hear, ‘ How can I get some of that wild lupine seed?’ ‘ You should see the lupine patch I have going!’ or ‘...
    • 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...
    • Fire management at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

    • 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.
    • Collar Tag for Nutria

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • 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...
    • Captured nutria awaits tagging

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A nutria in a cage waits to get a tail tag. Tagging the animals will help biologists better understand the animal and prevent their spread.
    • Caged Nutria is Covered to Keep Animal Calm During Tagging

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A sheet covers the caged nutria to keep it calm during the tail tagging. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Baited trap used to capture nutria

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • 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.

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