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    • Glossary

    • Glossary
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    • 22 Glossary Species Status categories: at- risk species — species of plants and animals that are Federal candidate species and those that the Service has not identified as candidate species, but are facing threat( s) and are potential...
    • What is that?

    • What is that?
    • Adults; Aquatic environments; Coastal environments; Connecting people with nature; Environments (Natural); Leisure activities; Marine environments; Public access; Recreation; Recreation sites; Tourism; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Children;
    • A family wonders what is passing by underneath them while a Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge employee stands by.
    • Red crossbill

    • Red crossbill
    • animals; aves; Birds; Birds; Deshutes National Forests; Oregon; Migratory birds
    • Red crossbills have specialized beaks that enable them to open pine cones and feed on the seeds. It inhabits coniferous forests and is a nomadic feeder as it moves across wide ranges throughout the United States.
    • Baited trap used to capture nutria

    • 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.
    • Capturing nutria

    • Capturing nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A safe trap 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 control populations.
    • Caged Nutria

    • Caged Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A caged nutria, waiting to be tagged. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and preventing their spreading.
    • Nutria tags are prepared

    • 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.
    • Volunteers on an airboat

    • Volunteers on an airboat
    • Aquatic environments; Reptiles; Connecting people with nature; Volunteers;
    • Two young women ride on an airboat with one of them holding a baby alligator.
    • Kittlitz's Murrelet

    • Kittlitz's Murrelet
    • Biologists; Marine birds; Pelagic; Alaska; Bay
    • A juvenile Kittletz's murrelet, caught on the water of Kachemak Bay, Alaska. This bird was weighed and measured during a project to examine plumage characteristics. Juvenile plumages are not well defined for Kittlitz's, there is a need to...
    • Sanderlings in flight

    • Sanderlings in flight
    • Birds; Aquatic birds
    • The Sanderling is most commonly seen in flocks chasing receding waves on ocean beaches, and running away from them when they return. It breeds in the high Arctic and winters along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts from Canada to Argentina.
    • Sherburne Celebrates Winterfest!

    • Sherburne Celebrates Winterfest!
    • Children; Snowshoeing; Wildlife refuges; Winter sports; Youth;
    • Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge doesn't let the weather or lack of Visitor Services facilities stop them from getting kids outside to enjoy nature. Refuge staff and Friends continue to provide environmental education programs to thousands of...
    • Sherburne Celebrates Winterfest!

    • Sherburne Celebrates Winterfest!
    • Children; Snowshoeing; Wildlife refuges; Winter sports; Youth;
    • Ella Berge (right) takes a break from outdoor winter activities to pose with Tom Melius, Midwest regional director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, at the 2011 Winterfest celebration at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota. The...
    • King Salmon Mouth With Black Gum Line

    • King Salmon Mouth With Black Gum Line
    • Chinook Salmon; King Salmon; Tyee; Quinnat; Spring; Salmon; Fishes; Fisheries management; Sport fishing; Alaska; AK; Salmon Identification; Recreation
    • Adult chinook , commonly called king salmon, have irregular spotting on the back and dorsal fins and on both lobes of the caudal or tail fin. These salmon also have a black pigment along the gum line giving them the name black or blackmouth in some...
    • King Salmon

    • King Salmon
    • Chinook Salmon; King Salmon; Tyee; Spring; Tule; Quinnat; Blackmouth; Salmon; Fishes; Fisheries management; Salmon Identification; Deshka River; Recreation
    • Adult chinook , commonly called king salmon, have irregular spotting on the back and dorsal fins and on both lobes of the caudal or tail fin. These salmon also have a black pigment along the gum line giving them the name black or blackmouth in some...
    • King Salmon Identification

    • King Salmon Identification
    • Chinook Salmon; King Salmon; Tyee; Spring; Tule; Quinnat; Blackmouth; Salmon; Fishes; Fisheries management; Sport fishing; Alaska; AK; Salmon Identification; Deshka River; Recreation
    • Adult chinook , commonly called king salmon, have irregular spotting on the back and dorsal fins and on both lobes of the caudal or tail fin. These salmon also have a black pigment along the gum line giving them the name black or blackmouth in some...
    • Learning About Birding

    • Learning About Birding
    • Connecting people with nature; Youth; Work of the Service; Education; Education outreach; Wildlife refuges; Employees (USFWS);
    • A USFWS employee engages students from a local school while teaching them about birding on the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Students participating in hands-on activities

    • Students participating in hands-on activities
    • Education; Training; Partnerships; Youth; Connecting people with nature; Education outreach;
    • Students from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Student Environmental Development Program (SEDP) at the National Conservation Training Center. Each SEDP is designed to address the specific needs of the community in which it is held. The...
    • Public speaking exercise for the SEDP

    • Public speaking exercise for the SEDP
    • Education; Training; Partnerships; Youth; Connecting people with nature; Education outreach;
    • Students from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Student Environmental Development Program (SEDP) at the National Conservation Training Center. Each SEDP is designed to address the specific needs of the community in which it is held. The...

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