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    • Wood Bison

    • Wood Bison
    • Mammals; Endangered species;
    • Wood bison are the largest native land mammals in the Western Hemisphere, 10 to 15% heavier than plains bison. Bulls are slightly larger than cows and average around 1,800 pounds, but can get up to 2,000 pounds. Both males and females have short...
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    • What benefits do inspectors earn? Wildlife inspectors enjoy all the benefits of Federal employment, including a generous retirement plan with substantial investment opportunities. Inspectors earn 13 to 26 days of annual leave each year depending on...
    • Piping Plovers eating on the beach

    • Piping Plovers eating on the beach
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • Two Piping Plovers on the beach feeding. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Docent led birding hike on Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

    • Docent led birding hike on Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
    • Birds; Birdwatching; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Hiking; Youth;
    • Throughout the fall to spring, several special docent or staff led hikes are available to the public. On April 24, 2010, visitors took a short 2 mile hike to a wildlife viewing platform overlooking managed wetlands hosting various spring migrants...
    • Piping Plover walking on the beach

    • Piping Plover walking on the beach
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • This Piping Plover walking on the beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Piping Plover walking along the beach

    • Piping Plover walking along the beach
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • This Piping Plover on the beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its neck....
    • Road to the beach was damaged during a Mid-Atlantic nor'easter

    • Road to the beach was damaged during a Mid-Atlantic nor'easter
    • Wildlife refuges; Weather impacts; Work of the Service; Floods;
    • This is a picture of Beach Road on Assateague Island. Assateague Island is a Barrier Island which lies to the east of Chincoteague Island. Assateague Island protects Chincoteague Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Assateague Island is approximately...
    • Chincoteague Island Drawbridge

    • Chincoteague Island Drawbridge
    • Wildlife refuges; Water management; Transportation; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • This bridge was demolished in January of 2011. The current bridge replaced an old swing bridge that online records say was built around 1940. The number of photographs and paintings of the old bridge may equal the number of people who passed over...
    • Cumberland darter

    • Cumberland darter
    • Freshwater fishes; Endangered species;
    • The Cumberland darter is only found in the upper Cumberland River system above Cumberland Falls in Kentucky and Tennessee. Historically, this species inhabited 21 streams in the upper Cumberland River system. Now, the Cumberland darter survives...
    • Colorado hookless Cactus

    • Colorado hookless Cactus
    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • The Colorado hookless cactus is a barrel shaped cactus that ranges from 1.2 to 4.8 inches (in.) (3 to 12 centimeters (cm)) tall, with exceptional plants up to 12 in. (30 cm) tall. Stems range from 1.6 to 3.6 in. (4 to 9 cm) in diameter. The stems...
    • Colorado hookless Cactus

    • Colorado hookless Cactus
    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • The Colorado hookless cactus is a barrel shaped cactus that ranges from 1.2 to 4.8 inches (in.) (3 to 12 centimeters (cm)) tall, with exceptional plants up to 12 in. (30 cm) tall. Stems range from 1.6 to 3.6 in. (4 to 9 cm) in diameter. The stems...
    • Chincoteague Pony in a wooded area

    • Chincoteague Pony in a wooded area
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Close-up view of a Chincoteague Pony

    • Close-up view of a Chincoteague Pony
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Chincoteague Pony in a wooded area of the refuge

    • Chincoteague Pony in a wooded area of the refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Chincoteague Pony on a refuge road

    • Chincoteague Pony on a refuge road
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Close-up view of a Chincoteague Pony

    • Close-up view of a Chincoteague Pony
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Up close with a Chincoteague Pony

    • Up close with a Chincoteague Pony
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Side view of a Chincoteague Pony

    • Side view of a Chincoteague Pony
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...

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