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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Glossary

    • 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...
    • Back Cover

    • Back Cover
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    • U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service http:// www. fws. gov December 2005 The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible under the Endangered Species Act for conserving our nation’s imperiled species and their habitats, working in cooperation...
    • Phil Pister Desert Fishes Council

    • Phil Pister Desert Fishes Council
    • Aquatic animals; Aquatic environments; Environmental education; Fisheries management; Fishes; Fish hatcheries; Habitat conservation; Podcast; Public Lecture;
    • Phil Pister retired in February 1990 following 38 years as a fishery biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game. He studied wildlife conservation and zoology under A. Starker Leopold at the University of California (Berkeley) and...
    • Wyoming toads and cattle: at home on the range

    • Wyoming toads and cattle: at home on the range
    • Aquatic animals; Biologists (USFWS); Extinctions; Endangered species; Amphibians;
    • Biologists feared that the Wyoming toad was extinct until 1987 when a fisherman discovered a population at Mortenson Lake on Swanson’s land. The discovery created excitement about a chance to save the species and its habitat, and it led Swanson...
    • Habitat suitability index models: Gadwall (breeding)

    • Habitat suitability index models: Gadwall (breeding)
    • Aquatic birds; Biological control; Habitat conservation; Migratory birds; Wetlands;
    • The basis for this HSI model was developed in a workshop that included the following waterfowl biologists form the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND: Leo Kirsch (retired), John Lokemoen, and George Swanson. These individuals...
    • National Wetlands Inventory Wetlands Mapper

    • National Wetlands Inventory Wetlands Mapper
    • Aquatic environments; Coastal environments; Estuarine environments; GIS; Geospatial; Lakes; Mapping; Marine environments; Ponds; Rivers and streams; Wetlands;
    • Image of wetlands and deep water habitats mapped in the Galveston Bay area of Texas on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wetlands Mapper. http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/Mapper.html
    • National Wetlands Inventory Wetlands Mapper

    • National Wetlands Inventory Wetlands Mapper
    • Aquatic environments; Coastal environments; Estuarine environments; GIS; Geospatial; Lakes; Maps; Mapping; Marine environments; Ponds; Rivers and streams; Wetlands;
    • Image of wetlands and deep water habitats mapped in the Galveston Bay area of Texas on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wetlands Mapper. http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/Mapper.html
    • Gulf Coast Recovery Act Project

    • Gulf Coast Recovery Act Project
    • Aquatic environments; Lakes; Partnerships; Videography;
    • Two local broadcast journalists capture video on the north shore of Campbell Lake outside Destin, Florida. The Gulf of Mexico is just beyond the large dunes on the other side of the lake from the cameras.
    • Gulf Coast Recovery Act Project

    • Gulf Coast Recovery Act Project
    • Aquatic environments; Recreation; Public access; Partnerships; Structures;
    • The boardwalk from the public day use area to the beach. While it's a bit of a walk, it does a great job protecting the dunes from erosion.
    • Endangered species coloring book

    • Endangered species coloring book
    • Art; Environmental education; Endangered species; Illustrations;
    • This is a children's coloring book of various endangered species. It provides images of each species for coloring, as well as educational information on the species. The animals included are: Bald Eagle, California red-legged frog Karner Blue...
    • Jim King oral history transcript

    • Jim King oral history transcript
    • Aviation; Bird banding; Birds of prey; Employees (USFWS); Biography; Wildlife refuges; Wilderness; Waterfowl; Habitat conservation; Fishing; Conservation; Supervision; Management; Biologists (USFWS);
    • Jim King oral history interview as conducted by Mark Madison and Mary Lou King. Jim King was the first refuge manager at Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Refuge, which is now Yukon Delta. He also did the first report on a seabird colony at Cape...
    • Bill Butler oral history transcript

    • Bill Butler oral history transcript
    • Biography; Biologists (USFWS); Aircraft; Aviation; Employees (USFWS); History; Military; Migratory birds; Management; Surveying; Waterfowl;
    • Bill Butler oral history interview as conducted by Mark Madison. After leaving Alaska, Bill went to Washington D.C. as the aviation manager for the Fish and Wildlife Service.
    • Clay Hardy oral history transcript (conducted by Norman Olson)

    • Clay Hardy oral history transcript (conducted by Norman Olson)
    • Biography; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); History; Military; Management; Aviation; Work of the Service; Wildlife management; Collaboration; Conservation; Native Americans;
    • Clay Hardy oral history interview as conducted by Norman Olson. Clady Hardy also spent time at Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge, Amchika, and in Anchorage.

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