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    • From our Partners

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    • 2 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Private landowners, large and small, play a vital role conserving habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants. In fact, more than two- thirds of the nation’s threatened and endangered species use habitat found on...
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    • 3 “ Conservation districts have long advocated that natural resources conservation must come from voluntary, incentive- based approaches. For species conservation, it is clear that success lies in flexible tools and incentives that promote...
    • Partners for Fish and Wildlife Programs

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    • 21 Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Who can participate? Any privately owned land is potentially eligible for restoration. Most applicants are individual landowners. For the purposes of this program, “ privately owned” means lands not...
    • Short-tailed Albatross on its Nest

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The majestic short-tailed albatross, an endangered seabird, is the largest albatross in the North Pacific with a wing span of 7 to 7.5 feet and golden plumage on its heads and nape. Once thought to be the most abundant albatross species in the...
    • Male Short-tailed Albatross Incubating Egg

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This historic photo documents the first siting of a nesting short-tailed albatross (middle) at Midway Atoll national Wildlife Refuge. The two decoys on either side have been used (along with others and accompanying broadcasts of bird calls) on...
    • Black-Footed Ferret

    • Endangered species;Mammals;Partnerships
    • This photo was taken at the Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the...
    • Black-Footed Ferret  (captive)

    • Endangered species;Mammals;Partnerships
    • This photo was taken at the Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the...
    • Black-Footed Ferret (captive)

    • Endangered species;Mammals;Partnerships
    • These photos were taken at the Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the "Black-footed Ferret Recovery...
    • Black-Footed Ferret (captive)

    • Endangered species;Mammals;Partnerships
    • This photo was taken at Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the "Black-footed Ferret Recovery Plan"...
    • Black-Footed Ferret (captive)

    • Endangered species;Mammals;Partnerships
    • This photo was taken at Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the "Black-footed Ferret Recovery Plan"...
    • FWS Biologist in Black-Footed Ferret Research Pens

    • Endangered species;Mammals;Partnerships
    • This photo was taken at Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the "Black-footed Ferret Recovery Plan"...
    • FWS Biologist Prepares Cages for Black-Footed Ferret

    • Endangered species;Partnerships
    • This photo was taken at Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the "Black-footed Ferret Recovery Plan"...
    • Black-Footed Ferret Research Facility

    • Endangered species;Partnerships;Wildlife restoration;
    • This photo was taken at Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the "Black-footed Ferret Recovery Plan"...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Cottonwood stand

    • Habitat restoration; Trees; Wildlife refuges;
    • Cottonwood trees natural regrowth since 1993 flood.
    • 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.

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