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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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    • 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...
    • 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

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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...
    • 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

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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Regrowth

    • Adults; Agricultural ecosystems; Agriculture; Amphibious vehicles; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Biological control; Boating; Boats; Coastal environments; Ecosystem recovery; Emblems; Equipment; Fire management; Foliage; Habitat...
    • FWS employee examines an area of regrowth from an airboat.
    • 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.
    • The ones that did not get away

    • Adults; Aquatic environments; Biologists (USFWS); Boating; Boats; Ecosystem recovery; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Environmental quality; Fishes; Fishing; Habitat conservation; Habitat fragmentation; Habitat restoration; Management; Personnel;...
    • Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge employees hold an Asian carp, (Invasive species), for the camera.
    • Out with the old, in with the new.

    • Adults; Buildings, facilities and structures; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Management; Maintenance; Personnel; Resource management; Service patch; Uniforms; Vegetation; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Trees; Plants;
    • A Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge employee pulls out an old fence post, preparing the way for a new fence.
    • I think I like holding this alligator head?

    • Adults; Children; Connecting people with nature; Education; Education outreach; Environmental education; Interpretation; Leisure activities; Public access; Recreation; Teens; Vegetation; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service;...
    • This boy is uncertain but happy to be this close to an alligator head, that doesn't bite.
    • I'd rather be airboating!

    • Adults; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Management; Maintenance; Personnel; Resource management; Service patch; Uniforms; Vegetation; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Trees; Plants; Boating; Boats; Amphibious vehicles; Aquatic environments;...
    • Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge employee crusing the refuge in an airboat, just part of the job.
    • Scenic view with person looking through binoculars at the refuge

    • Adults; Scenics; Wildlife refuges; Recreation; Leisure activities;
    • This picture shows a woman looking through binoculars at the refuge. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a vast and beautiful wilderness, is an intact continuum of six different ecological zones spanning some 200 miles north to south. Such a...
    • Setting-up camp in a wilderness area

    • Adults; Wildlife refuges; Wilderness; Recreation; Hiking; Camping;
    • This picture shows people putting in tent stakes at the refuge. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a vast and beautiful wilderness, is an intact continuum of six different ecological zones spanning some 200 miles north to south. Such a diverse...
    • Group tenting

    • Adults; Wildlife refuges; Wilderness; Recreation; Hiking; Camping;
    • This picture shows several tents and an adult in a remote area of the refuge. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a vast and beautiful wilderness, is an intact continuum of six different ecological zones spanning some 200 miles north to south....
    • Wilderness camping

    • Adults; Wildlife refuges; Wilderness; Recreation; Hiking; Camping;
    • This picture shows a campsite surrounded by massive mountains at the refuge. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a vast and beautiful wilderness, is an intact continuum of six different ecological zones spanning some 200 miles north to south.

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