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    • Fish Restoration

    • Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges;
    • Within the Service, fishery biologists play a key role in restoring such nationally important species as Atlantic and Pacific salmon, American shad, Striped bass, and in the Great Lakes, Lake trout.
    • White River National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas

    • Waterfowl; mist; flooded; bottomland; hardwood Forests
    • White River NWR, DeWitt, Arkansas: White River National Wildlife Refuge lies along 90 miles of Arkansas' White River near its confluence with the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers. Seasonal flooding of these three mighty waterways creates a...
    • Law Enforcement

    • refuge centennial; History; Law enforcement
    • While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has primary responsibility for law enforcement activities on National Wildlife Refuges, Service agents frequently assist state fish and wildlife agencies in the enforcement of waterfowl hunting regulations...
    • Northeastern beach tiger beetles

    • Insects; insects; Endangered species;
    • Two northeastern tiger beetles on the beach. For more information on the status of the northeastern tiger beetle visit:
    • FWS Workers with Wood Stork Chick

    • Endangered species; Birds; Harris Neck NWR; Georgia; Wildlife management
    • Two FWS biologists tagging a wood stork. Wood storks are widespread in Central and South America, but declined to alarmingly low numbers in the United States. At the turn of the century, there were over 150,000 wood storks living in Florida,...
    • California condors

    • Raptors; Endangered species; Birds; Birds of prey; Radio telemetry; Monitoring
    • Two condors at release with radio telemetry devise.
    • Canada geese on water

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Waterfowl; Aquatic environments; Wetlands
    • Two Canada geese on water at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

    • Mountains; lake; Alaska
    • Togiak NWR, Dillingham, Alaska: It's hard to tell top from bottom in this view of the Ahklun Mountains reflected in mirror-smooth Upper Togiak Lake. The Ahklun Mountains cover about 80 percent of Togiak National Wildlife Refuge's 4.2 million...
    • Three Works Progress Administration employees

    • History;
    • Three Works Progress Administration employees pause and pose in the bottomland of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge as survey work and the placement of boundary markers continues along the 264-mile Federal refuge. The WPA...
    • Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge - 1950

    • Refuge Centennial;
    • This is where it all began (although in this 1950 view, sign craftsmen were off by a day) – Florida’s Pelican Island, the first of more than 538 national wildlife refuges, which grew from a tiny, 4 -acre island on the Atlantic Coast used as a...
    • Protective Fencing for Desert Tortoise Habitat

    • Endangered species; Reptiles; Resource management; St. George; Utah
    • This is an example of the fencing used to surround desert tortoise habitat and is specially designed to protect the desert tortoise from roaming out on to streets and highways. The fence has a lower section that prevents the desert tortoise from...
    • Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone National Park

    • Endangered species; Mammals;
    • This image is available for public domain use in this low resolution file, but for higher resolution files please contact Terry Tollefsbol at
    • GIS Training

    • National Conservation Training Center; West Virginia; NCTC
    • This GIS class learns how to use GPS receiver in the field. A geographic information system (GIS) is a versatile computer tool that can assist in natural resource conservation planning and decision making for a community, region, watershed, or...
    • Early Marsh Transportation at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

    • Adults; Wetlands
    • This Fred Flintstone-like contraption is an early dune buggy – standard mode of transportation on waterlogged Gulf coast national wildlife refuges, except when it bogs down, as in this 1949 view of refuge workers at Sabine National Wildlife...


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