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    • Bon Secour Maintenance worker Jerry Dunn

    • 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

    • 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.
    • Lahonton National Fish Hatchery

    • 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...
    • Thousands of Bonin Petrel Perished in Tsunami

    • 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.
    • Short-tailed Albatross on its Nest

    • 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

    • 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...
    • Eastern Island Wetland Damage

    • 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...
    • Fisher

    • 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...
    • Columbian White-Tailed Deer

    • 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

    • 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...
    • Peacock Larkspur

    • 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...
    • Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle

    • 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

    • 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...
    • Wind Turbine

    • 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.
    • Peninsular Pronghorn

    • 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.
    • Chucky Madtom

    • 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.
    • Black-Footed Ferret

    • 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...

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