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    • Stationed at the Nation’s major international airports, ocean ports, and border crossings, wildlife inspectors monitor an annual trade worth more than $ 1.4 billion. They stop illegal shipments, intercept smuggled wildlife and wildlife products,...
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    • Inspectors clear legal imports and exports, and stop shipments that violate the law. They make sure that wildlife imports and exports are accompanied by the required permits and licenses, and verify that the contents of shipments match the items...
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    • Wildlife inspectors work closely with Service special agents and counterparts from the U. S. Customs Service and other Federal agencies that police international trade. They staff special enforcement task forces that conduct inspection blitzes at...
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    • What benefits do inspectors earn? Wildlife inspectors enjoy all the benefits of Federal employment, including a generous retirement plan with substantial investment opportunities. Inspectors earn 13 to 26 days of annual leave each year depending 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...
    • Karner Blue-A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin

    • Karner Blue-A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin
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    • 8 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 ‘...
    • Private Stewardship Grants

    • Private Stewardship Grants
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    • 19 Private Stewardship Grants What are the benefits? For the landowner: Allows private landowners to submit project proposals directly to the Fish and Wildlife Service and offers a low cost- share ratio to assist landowners in...
    • A One-on-One Relationship with Private Landowners

    • A One-on-One Relationship with Private Landowners
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    • 20 A One- on- One Relationship with Private Landowners Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program What is the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program? Through voluntary agreements the Partners program provides expert technical assistance and cost- share...
    • Partners for Fish and Wildlife Programs

    • 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...
    • Checking on the young ones.

    • Checking on the young ones.
    • Adults; Aquatic animals; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Boating; Boats; Employees (USFWS); Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Management; Personnel; Plants; Reptiles; Resource management; Uniforms; Vegetation; Wetlands;...
    • Checking on the health and growth of the wildlife, is all part of a days work on the refuge.
    • Smiling for the camera.

    • Smiling for the camera.
    • Adults; Aquatic animals; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Boating; Boats; Employees (USFWS); Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Management; Personnel; Plants; Reptiles; Resource management; Uniforms; Vegetation; Wetlands;...
    • A baby alligator seems happy to be receiving so much attention.
    • What happened here?

    • What happened here?
    • Adults; Aquatic animals; Aquatic environments; Biologists (USFWS); Coastal environments; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Amphibians; Endangered species;
    • A Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge employee examines the deceased Kemp's Ridley sea turtle, (Endangered species)..
    • Replanting marsh grass.

    • Replanting marsh grass.
    • Adults; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Connecting people with nature; Ecosystem recovery; Environmental quality; Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Landscape conservation; Plants; Resource management;...
    • A group of women volunteers helping to replant marsh grass on the refuge.
    • Job satisfaction.

    • Job satisfaction.
    • Adults; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Connecting people with nature; Ecosystem recovery; Environmental quality; Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Landscape conservation; Plants; Resource management;...
    • A young woman is noticeably happy to be doing work to help the refuge restore habitat.
    • This fish is trouble.

    • This fish is trouble.
    • Adults; Aquatic environments; Biologists (USFWS); Boating; Boats; Ecosystem recovery; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Environmental quality; Fishes; Fishing; Habitat conservation; Habitat fragmentation; Habitat restoration; Management; Personnel;...
    • A Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge employee holds an Asian carp, (Invasive species), for the camera.
    • Enjoying the boardwalk.

    • Enjoying the boardwalk.
    • Adults; Aquatic environments; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments; Connecting people with nature; Employees (USFWS); Interpretation; Leisure activities; Marine environments; Personnel; Places (Human-made); Public access;...
    • A group of visitors talk with Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge employee.
    • People enjoying a day at the beach.

    • People enjoying a day at the beach.
    • 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;
    • Beach goers connecting with nature and fun.
    • Fun in the sand.

    • Fun in the sand.
    • 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 enjoys a perfect day at the beach.
    • The perfect pine cone.

    • The perfect pine cone.
    • 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;
    • This girl has discovered a pine tree treasure.

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