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    • Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

    • Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
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    • Sweetwater Marsh NWR, Imperial Beach, California: This bit of salt-marsh habitat, just 315 acres, is all that's left of the huge salt marshes surrounding San Diego Bay. The refuge was developed as a result of a court-ordered settlement over a...
    • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge

    • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
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    • Tensas River NWR, Tallulah, Louisiana: The remnant bottomland-hardwood forest that makes up the terrestrial portion of Tensas River Refuge is home to the equally rare Louisiana black bear and Bachman's warblers. The aquatic portion comprises oxbow...
    • M/V Tiglax engineer working on skiff motor

    • M/V Tiglax engineer working on skiff motor
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    • The motor vessel Tiglax is essential to managing the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and collecting information on related marine resources. It is used mainly to transport Service personnel, equipment, and supplies between work sites...
    • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

    • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
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    • Parker River NWR, Newburyport, Massachusetts: Located as it is on a barrier island off the far northeast coast of Massachusetts, Parker River Refuge is a prime spot for birders. Its variety of coastal habitats offer habitat for such rarities as...
    • Arctic Dawn, grounded on St Paul Island  March 1996

    • Arctic Dawn, grounded on St Paul Island March 1996
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    • Many ships travel Great Circle Routes from Asia to the west coast of the US and back. Many of these ships have no tracking devices or oil-spill contingency plans, if they have no planned stops at US ports. When wrecks and groundings occur the risk...
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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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    • CO, KS, MT, NE, ND, SD, UT, WY AK Headquarters Assistant Regional Director for Law Enforcement, Region 6 U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service P. O. Box 25486- DFC Denver, Colorado 80225 Telephone: 303/ 236 7540 Assistant Regional Director for Law...
    • From our Partners

    • From our Partners
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    • 2 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Private landowners, large and small, play a vital role conserving habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants. In fact, more than two- thirds of the nation’s threatened and endangered species use habitat found 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...
    • From the Secretary

    • From the Secretary
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    • 4 Dear Citizens: 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...
    • A Texas Rancher Who Became a Believer

    • A Texas Rancher Who Became a Believer
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    • 6 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 toad, an...
    • Safe Harbor Agreements

    • Safe Harbor Agreements
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    • 7 Environmental Defense, a nonprofit organization, was the key in reaching out to Long and provided funding for biologists to conduct population surveys for the toad on his property. Long is helping Environmental Defense and the Service 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 ‘...

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