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    • Red Cockaded Woodpecker Research

    • Carolina Sandhills NWR; Endangered species Research; FWS Employees (USFWS); South Carolina
    • A FWS biologist tags a Red-cockaded woodpecker. These woodpeckers are endangered because open forests with big, old pine trees have been replaced by forests with younger, smaller pines. Periodic natural fires needed to control the brushy...
    • FWS Biologist with Condor

    • FWS Biologist; FWS Employees (USFWS); Endangered species; Patuxent Research Refuge; Maryland
    • A FWS biologist is observing a condor in captivity at the Patuxent Research Refuge. The California condor is one of the largest flying birds in the world, with a wing span of more than nine feet. Condors can soar and glide for hours without...
    • Mussels Research

    • Ohio River Island NWR; West Virginia; mollusks; FWS Employees (USFWS); National Wildlife Refuge
    • FRESHWATER MUSSELS RESEARCH. FWS biologists inspect freshwater mussels at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia. Freshwater mussels are filter feeders, taking their nutrients directly from the current where they are...
    • FWS Employee with Peregrine Falcon

    • FWS Employees (USFWS); Endangered species species;Birds; Raptors; Monomoy NWR; Maine; National Wildlife Refuge
    • FWS personnel with falcon "hacker." The decline of the Peregrine Falcon coincided with the introduction of the pesticide DDT in 1947. Birds of prey at the top of the food chain, such as falcons, ingested relatively high levels of the pesticide,...
    • Florida Panther Research

    • Florida Panther NWR; Florida; Endangered species; research; FWS Employees (USFWS); Resource management; partnerships
    • The tranquilized panther is banded for research purposes by FWS personnel. The Florida Panther is one of the most endangered mammals on earth. Only 30 to 50 adults are believed to survive in the wild, in a habitat that has been diminishing for...
    • Setting Trap for Delmarva Fox Squirrel

    • FWS Employees (USFWS); Endangered species; Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge; Maryland
    • A FWS biologist is setting a trap to tag the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel. This large, slate grey tree squirrel has an unusually full, fluffy tail and white belly. Once found throughout the Delmarva Penninsula, remnant populations of the...
    • Lamar National Fish Hatchery

    • Pennsylvania; FWS Employees (USFWS); Resource management
    • Biologists at Lamar National Fish Hatchery in Pennsylvania work in the laboratory. National Fish Hatcheries either produce eggs for broodstock or rear young fish for stocking into the nation's waters. In 1996, the National Fish Hatchery system...
    • FWS Law Enforcement

    • FWS Employees (USFWS); South Dakota; Sand Lake NWR
    • SAND LAKE NWR HUNTING REGULATIONS. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officer discusses hunting regulations with a hunter at Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge in South Dakota. Hunters who abide by these laws ensure that opportunities...
    • Environmental Education

    • Lake Woodruff NWR; Florida; Environmental education; FWS Employees (USFWS)
    • LAKE WOODRUFF NWR, FLORIDA,REFUGE MANAGER WITH KIDS. Recreation and education are important functions of the Refuge System. Refuge employees frequently work with school groups, like this one visiting Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in...
    • FWS Employee Monitoring Weather Station

    • Agassiz NWR; Minnesota; FWS Employees (USFWS);
    • CHECKING WEATHER STATION. Winter is a challenge for wildlife and biologists at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota. Communities near the refuge are often the coldest spots in the lower 48. Weather monitoring is one of many sources of...
    • FWS Employees Check Alligator

    • Florida Panther NWR; Florida; Endangered species; Reptiles; FWS Employees (USFWS); Resource management
    • Although it was established to protect the endangered Florida Panther, many plants and animals inhabit the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. Protecting the ecosystem that the Florida Panther calls home requires Service employees to...
    • 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...
    • Loon Necropsy

    • contaminants;ecological services;FWS Employees (USFWS); New Jersey; Resource management
    • Fish and Wildlife Service biologist conducts necropsy examination on dead loon to determine cause of death. Loons are often effected by lead poisoning and pesticides.
    • Red Cockaded Woodpecker Nest Box

    • FWS Employees (USFWS); Birds; Endangered species; Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge; Georgia
    • Management of the Red Cockaded Woodpecker is a perfect example of federal and private landowners working together to save an endangered species. Here a biologist is installing nesting boxes that encourage nestings in prime woodpecker habitat.
    • Moving Bison

    • Fort Niobrara NWR; Nebraska; FWS Employees (USFWS); Resource management; National Wildlife Refuge
    • MOVING BISON TO SUMMER PASTURE. Grazing is an effective management tool that can benefit a variety of species when it is properly applied. It may also be used in wetland habitats to open choked vegetation and restore plant vigor. Even at refuges...

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