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    • 2012 Annual Report: youth in the great outdoors

    • Work of the Service; Youth; Education outreach; Environmental education; Volunteers; Connecting people with nature; Employees (USFWS); Leisure activities; Partnerships;
    • Engaging, educating, and employing our nation’s youth in conservation are major priorities for the Department of the Interior (Department), and in 2009 the Youth in the Great Outdoors (YGO) initiative was established.
    • Rachel Carson: a conservation legacy

    • Work of the Service; Wildlife management; Wildlife refuges; Conservation; Conservation science; Writing;
    • May 27, 2007 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rachel Carson, one of the world’s foremost leaders in conservation. Her work as an educator, scientist and writer revolutionized America’s interest in environmental issues.
    • Candling scoter egg

    • Work of the Service; Wildlife management; Birds; Waterfowl; Employees (USFWS); Personnel; Biologists (USFWS); Research
    • Biological Technician Scott Freeman candles a scoter egg to see at what stage of incubation the nest is during a white-winged scoter breeding ecology study on the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Scoter Team collects data on scoters

    • Work of the Service; Wildlife management; Animal Tagging; Bird banding; Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge; YFNWR; Species; Birds; Waterfowl
    • Biological Technicians work quickly to measure, weigh, and band a White-winged scoter hen and her ducklings in a scoter breeding ecology study on Yukon Flats NWR.
    • Technician weighs a male scoter

    • Work of the Service; Employees (USFWS); Wildlife management; Tagging; Bird banding; Birds; Waterfowl; Aquatic environments;
    • Biological Technician Laura Kennedy weighs a white-winged scoter drake during a scoter breeding ecology study at Scoter Camp Lake in the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Pink mucket pearlymussel

    • Wildlife; Aquatic animals; Endangered species; Marine ecology; Mollusks; Rivers and streams;
    • Close-up of endangered mussel from the Ohio River.For more information about endangered mussels visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/clams/mussels.html
    • Clubshell mussel

    • Wildlife; Aquatic animals; Endangered species; Marine ecology; Mollusks; Rivers and streams;
    • Close-up of several of these endangered mussels from Hawkins Creek in West Virginia.For more information about endangered mussels visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/clams/mussels.html
    • Pink mucket pearlymessel

    • Wildlife; Aquatic animals; Endangered species; Marine ecology; Mollusks; Rivers and streams;
    • Close-up of endangered species mussel from the Ohio River. For more information about endangered mussels visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/clams/mussels.html
    • Habitat of clubshell mussel

    • Wildlife; Aquatic animals; Endangered species; Marine ecology; Mollusks; Rivers and streams;
    • Elk River, in West Virginia, provides habitat for the endangered species clubshell mussel. For more information about threatened and endangered mussels visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/clams/mussels.html
    • Endangered mussel habitat

    • Wildlife; Aquatic animals; Endangered species; Marine ecology; Mollusks; Rivers and streams;
    • Tygart River in Elkins, West Virgiinia, provides habitat for endangered mussels. For more information about threatened and endangered mussels visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/clams/mussels.html
    • Endangered mussel habitat

    • Wildlife; Aquatic animals; Endangered species; Marine ecology; Mollusks; Rivers and streams;
    • Greenbriar River in West Virginia, provides habitat for endangered mussels.For more information about threatened and endangered mussels visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/clams/mussels.html
    • Endangered mussel habitat

    • Wildlife; Aquatic animals; Endangered species; Marine ecology; Mollusks; Rivers and streams;
    • The Ohio River, running between Ohio and West Virginia, provides habitat for endangered mussels. For more information about threatened and endangered mussels visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/clams/mussels.html
    • Endangered mussel habitat

    • Wildlife; Aquatic animals; Endangered species; Islands; Marine ecology; Mollusks; Rivers and streams;
    • Lesage Island in the Ohio River provides habitat for the endangered pink mucket pearlymussel. For more information about threatened and endangered mussels visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/clams/mussels.html
    • National Bald Eagle management guidelines

    • Wildlife management; Work of the Service; Writing; Raptors; Legislation;
    • The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act) and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The MBTA and the Eagle Act protect bald eagles from a variety of harmful actions and impacts....
    • Waterfowl management handbook

    • Wildlife management; Waterfowl; Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts;
    • Waterfowl nutritional needs during the annual cycle and the nutritional values of natural foods and crops are discussed.
    • Captured yellow warbler in mist nest

    • Wildlife management; Bird banding; Birds; Tagging;
    • A yellow warbler waits to be released from the mist net. This was part of a yellow warbler breeding ecology study at Canvasback Lake, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Tidal marshes:  the boundary between land and ocean

    • Wetlands; Wildlife management; Human impacts; Coastal environments;Estuarine environments; Coastal environments
    • Tidal marshes of the United States cover about 13,000 square miles, approximately the combined area of Connecticut and Massachusetts. From a global perspective, marshes form a narrow fringe of intertidal flats along ocean coasts. They are vegetated...
    • Using plants as indicators of wetlands

    • Wetlands; Wetland restoration; Management; Conservation; Maps; Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges;
    • This document uses the primary indicator approach to identifying wetlands.

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