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    • M/V Tiglax engineer working on skiff motor

    • M/V Tiglax engineer working on skiff motor
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    • The motor vessel Tiglax is essential to managing the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and collecting information on related marine resources. It is used mainly to transport Service personnel, equipment, and supplies between work sites...
    • 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...
    • Arctic Dawn, grounded on St Paul Island  March 1996

    • Arctic Dawn, grounded on St Paul Island March 1996
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    • Many ships travel Great Circle Routes from Asia to the west coast of the US and back. Many of these ships have no tracking devices or oil-spill contingency plans, if they have no planned stops at US ports. When wrecks and groundings occur the risk...
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    • Inspectors clear legal imports and exports, and stop shipments that violate the law. They make sure that wildlife imports and exports are accompanied by the required permits and licenses, and verify that the contents of shipments match the items...
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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...
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    • Working Together Tools for Helping Imperiled Wildlife on Private Lands U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    • 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...
    • From the Secretary

    • 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...
    • Fish and Wildlife Programs

    • Fish and Wildlife Programs
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    • 5 Fish and Wildlife Programs More than one tool may describe the status of species on your property and meet your specific goals. To assist you in learning our language, a glossary of terms is on page 22. Question Your Needs and Concerns Tool Do...
    • 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...
    • Safe Harbor Agreements

    • Safe Harbor Agreements
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    • 7 Environmental Defense, a nonprofit organization, was the key in reaching out to Long and provided funding for biologists to conduct population surveys for the toad on his property. Long is helping Environmental Defense and the Service promote...
    • Karner Blue-A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin

    • 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 ‘...

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