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    • Peacock Larkspur

    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Species of concern;
    • The peacock larkspur is found only in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Presently, the natural vegetation of the Willamette Valley is experiencing a threat not altogether different in magnitude from the Missoula Floods - human development. Since...
    • Eastern Island Wetland Damage

    • Tropical environments; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wetlands; Weather impacts;
    • Refuge staff has observed dramatic drops in the level of the water in wetlands on Eastern Island since the tsunami. The refuge is working with a hydrologist to understand if the tsunami may have had any long term effects on the island’s fresh...
    • Cougar Ace Listing

    • Transportation; Marine Vessel; Ships; Alaska
    • The Cougar Ace is a 654-foot car carrier owned by Tokyo-based Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. The ship has been listing since problems arose during a required open-sea transfer of ballast water on July 23rd, 2006, approximately 230 miles south of Adak. This...
    • Cougar Ace Listing

    • Transportation; Marine Vessel; Ships; Alaska
    • The Cougar Ace is a 654-foot car carrier owned by Tokyo-based Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. The ship has been listing since problems arose during a required open-sea transfer of ballast water on July 23rd, 2006, approximately 230 miles south of Adak. This...
    • Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle

    • Threatened species; Insects;
    • Status of the VELB is threatened, since 1980, but is currently a candidate to be de-listed (taken off the Endangered Species Act list). This female was found on the River Ranch Conservation Bank located at the north end of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife...
    • Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle

    • Threatened species; Insects;
    • Status of the VELB is threatened, since 1980, but is currently a candidate to be de-listed (taken off the Endangered Species Act list). This female was found on the River Ranch Conservation Bank located at the north end of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife...
    • Columbian White-Tailed Deer

    • Recovered; Mammals; Forests;
    • The Columbian white-tailed deer was federally listed as endangered in 1968, at which time only a small population was known to survive on islands and a small area of mainland in Washington along the lower Columbia River. In 1978, a small population...
    • Columbian White-Tailed Deer

    • Recovered; Mammals; Forests;
    • The Columbian white-tailed deer was federally listed as endangered in 1968, at which time only a small population was known to survive on islands and a small area of mainland in Washington along the lower Columbia River. In 1978, a small population...
    • Bon Secour Maintenance worker Jerry Dunn

    • Oil spills; Employees (USFWS);
    • July 1, 2010 Gulf Shores, AL - Most marsh areas are protected by boom. Since the spill began, Bon Secour Maintenance worker Jerry Dunn routinely checks the shoreline/boom three times a week. Photo by Bonnie Strawser.
    • FWS employees inspect shoreline

    • Oil spills; Employees (USFWS);
    • July 1, 2010 Gulf Shores, AL - Most marsh areas are protected by boom. Since the spill began, Bon Secour Maintenance worker Jerry Dunn routinely checks the shoreline/boom three times a week. Photo by Bonnie Strawser.
    • Brown pelican

    • Marine birds; Birds; Art; Illustrations
    • One of the bird species severely affected by DDT and is now recovering well since the ban of DDT.
    • Fisher

    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing;
    • A fisher is photographed at night while trying to take bait. Fishers are opportunistic predators that hunt exclusively in forested habitats where prey is abundant and vulnerable to capture. Their diverse diet includes birds, porcupines, snowshoe...
    • Peninsular Pronghorn

    • Mammals; Endangered species; Wildlife refuges;
    • A Peninsular Pronghorn takes a rest in the National Bison Range located in Moiese, Montana. The Peninsular Pronghorn has been on the Endangered Species List since 1975.
    • Thousands of Bonin Petrel Perished in Tsunami

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Thousands of nesting Bonin petrels were buried alive. Petrels nest in underground burrows. The petrel population at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge has grown exponentially since rats were eradicated over 10 years ago.
    • Cottonwood stand

    • Habitat restoration; Trees; Wildlife refuges;
    • Cottonwood trees natural regrowth since 1993 flood.
    • FWS Personnel with Canoe

    • FWS Employees (USFWS); Sunkhaze Meadow National Wildlife Refuge; Maine
    • Since 1903, increased urbanization, changes in agricultural practices, drainage and development of marshes and tidal wetlands, drought and pollution continue to take their toll on America's wildlife habitat. Employees of the U.S. Fish and...
    • Chucky Madtom

    • Freshwater fishes; Endangered species;
    • A small catfish, the chucky madtom is found in the upper Tennessee River system in Tennessee. Currently, only three chucky madtoms have been collected from one stream, Little Chucky Creek, since 2000.
    • Lahonton National Fish Hatchery

    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act enabled the USFWS to rehabilitate water well pumps for fish production at the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex. The Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex was authorized in 1956 to mitigate the...
    • Dunlin and Western Sandpipers047

    • Environmental education; Events; Shorebirds; Connecting people with nature;
    • Dunlins and Western Sandpipers gather every Spring to eat small invertebrates in the rich mud on the shores of Kachemak Bay. Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, which has existed since 1993, celebrates the return of the migration every year on the...
    • Wind Turbine

    • Energy;
    • 3MW turbines recently installed at Tehachapi Pass. The wind farm has been operating since the 1980's. These new turbines are 410 feet tall from the ground to the tip of the blade.

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