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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...
    • 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...
    • Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    • Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge
    • Aerial photography;Coastal environments; Oregon; NWR
    • Siletz Bay NWR, Newport, Oregon: Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge is the only one of the Oregon Coastal Refuges truly accessible by car. U.S. Highway 101, which parallels the Pacific Coast from Mexico to Canada, traverses the wetlands of ...
    • Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

    • Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
    • Aerial photography; Oregon; NWR; Coastal environments; Wildlife refuges
    • Bandon Marsh NWR, Bandon, Oregon: Bandon National Wildlife Refuge consists of 289 acres of salt marsh on the southern coast of Oregon. Wildlife in this undisturbed area includes beavers, otters, harbor seals, and black-tailed deer. Waterfowl are...
    • Aerial View of Innoko National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

    • Aerial View of Innoko National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
    • Aerial photography; Wildlife Refuges;
    • Innoko National Wildlife refuge, McGrath, Alaska: As with most national wildlife refuges in Alaska, there are no roads into or out of the 6,000-square-mile Innoko National Wildlife Refuge. Access is by bush plane or boat--kayak, canoe, or...
    • Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, Puerto Rico

    • Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, Puerto Rico
    • Aerial photography; Wildlife refuges; Scenics; Estuarine environments;
    • Aerial view of the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, Boqueron, Puerto Rico. Kibei Rojo National Wildlife Refuge sits on the extreme southwest point of the island of Puerto Rico.
    • Clarence Rhode

    • Clarence Rhode
    • Alaska; Refuge Centennial; History
    • Clarence Rhode (d.1958) traversed the Yukon River by rowboat as a boy, flew the Alaskan outback as a bush pilot during the Second World War, and supervised the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s aircraft division in Alaska following his Army...
    • Clarence Rhode

    • Clarence Rhode
    • Alaska;Refuge Centennial; History
    • Clarence Rhode (d.1958) served as supervisor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s aircraft division in Alaska following his World War II tenure as a bush pilot. Becoming the agency’s regional director in 1948, Rhode remained a bush pilot at...
    • Seaplane in Alaska -1949

    • Seaplane in Alaska -1949
    • Alaska; refuge centennial; History; transportation;
    • The shallows along an Alaskan sandbar or lake edge were a convenient put-down location for a “Widgeon” seaplane engaged in spot checks of Alaska anglers in 1949. Here, C.L. Anderson, director of Alaska’s Territorial fisheries department and...
    • Centennial trail.

    • Centennial trail.
    • Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Conifers; Environments (Natural); Foliage; Forests; Marine environments; Scenics; Trees; Vegetation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Centennial trail.
    • Whooping Cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

    • Whooping Cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
    • Aransas;Refuge Centennial; Birds; History;Endangered species; Texas
    • Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, north of Corpus Christi, Texas, is one of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s premier units, in large part because of the role it has played in the recovery of the endangered whooping crane, a 5-foot-tall white...
    • Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

    • Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
    • avocet; Birds; Birds; Wildlife refuges; Wading birds Birds
    • Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Brigham City, Utah 74,000 acres of river delta spill across the Great Salt Lake valley welcoming hundreds of species of waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors. Goldeneye, lesser scaups and American wigeon are just a few...
    • Loggerhead Sea Turtle at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

    • Loggerhead Sea Turtle at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
    • beach; Reptiles; endagered species; Resource management;Wildlife refuges
    • Archie Carr NWR, Titusville, Florida: Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge consists of 20 miles of beach along central Florida's Atlantic Coast. It hosts the largest concentration of nesting loggerhead sea turtles in the western hemisphere. Here a...
    • David Janes oral history transcript

    • David Janes oral history transcript
    • Biography; Employees (USFWS); Forestry; Military; Realty; Wetlands; Writing; Planning; Buildings, facilities and structures; Management; Youth; Biologists (USFWS);
    • David Janes oral history interview as conducted by Dorothe Norton. Along with working at various refuges, David Janes worked out of the regional offices in Region 5 and Region 6. He retired in 1997 as a GS-12 Land Acquisition Planning Biologist...
    • Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge

    • Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge
    • Birds; Birds; Endangered species;Wildlife refuges
    • Lake Andes NWR, Lake Andes, South Dakota: Sandhill cranes are a stunning sight as they rise from the prairie of Lake Andes Refuge. The lake for which the refuge is named is a typical prairie lake, dependent upon snowmelt and rainfall run-off. ...
    • Whooping Cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

    • Whooping Cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
    • Birds;whooping crane; Endangered species; Texas; NWR; Migratory birds
    • Aransas NWR, Austwell, Texas: These palmettos and prickly pear cacti define just one of the many habitat types found on the 59,000-acre Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the shore of San Antonio Bay. Best known for its large flock of wintering...
    • Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge

    • Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge
    • California; Reptiles; Endangered species;Wildlife refuges
    • Coachella Valley NWR, Thousand Palms, California: Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge was established specifically to protect the endangered Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard. As you can see, this fascinating little creature blends in...
    • Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge

    • Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
    • Coastal environments; NWR
    • Oregon Islands NWR, Newport, Oregon: Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge is made up of several rocky islands scattered along 300 miles of the Oregon coast from the north part of the state all the way to the California border. Most are...

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