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...
This booklet provides information for citizen stewards and
landowners, who embody President Bush’s vision of cooperative
conservation— a vision built upon innovation, local ideas, inspiration
and incentives, and on- the- ground...
Fish and Wildlife Programs
More than one tool may describe the status of species on your property and meet your specific goals.
To assist you in learning our language, a glossary of terms is on page 22.
Question Your Needs and Concerns Tool
A Texas Cattle Rancher Who “ Became a Believer”
“ We’re just ‘ wildlifing’ it all over the place, and we’re
happy to do it,” Bob Long said. Long is enhancing
habitat on his 550- acre property to benefit the Houston
Karner Blue – A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin
“ Instead of hearing, ‘ I don’t have that butterfly on
my property,’ I hear, ‘ How can I get some of that wild
lupine seed?’ ‘ You should see the lupine patch
I have going!’ or ‘...
"A Game Agent operating incognio under guise of a mammalogist from Field's Museum while investigating purported smuggling of quail from Mexico. A day's catch from a Webb County, Tex. trap line. 1-23-37"
A female Mission Blue butterfly lands on a patch of grass. As of 14 December 2009, the 'mission blue Butterfly' (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) is listed as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
A female Mission Blue butterfly rests on a yarrow plant located on the Southeast ridge of San Bruno Mountain, California. As of 14 December 2009, the 'mission blue Butterfly' (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) is listed as Endangered under the...
A female western snowy plover sits on her nest. The Pacific coast population of western snowy plovers breeds on coastal beaches from southern Washington to southern Baja California, Mexico. Plovers lay their eggs in shallow depressions in sandy or...
A hand painted glass slide of a tufted puffin taken by Finley and Bohlman at Three Arch Rocks during a 1903 vist. Three Arch Rocks would later become the west coast first bird refuge in 1907. Under the Model Bird Law Finley was able to end sea bird...
A male Mission Blue butterfly rests upon a Silver Bush Lupine (Lupinus albifrons). As of 14 December 2009, the 'mission blue Butterfly' (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) is listed as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
An American White Pelican tending to its young while another pelican flies by in the background. A hand painted glass slide by Finley and Bohlman at Klamath Marsh, 1905. Klamath would later in 1908, under the influence of Finley and Bohlman's work,...
An Atlantic salmon parr of the Machias River in eastern Maine. Atlantic salmon of the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment (DPS) were listed in an endangered status under the protection of the Endangered Species Act in December 2000. This...
Arctic NWR, Fairbanks, Alaska: The only time the braided rivers of the lowlands can be seen at Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is during the short polar summer. The rest of the year, they lie under several feet of snow and ice. The 20 million...