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    • Bald Eagle

    • Birds; Raptors; Birds of prey; Birdwatching;
    • A bald eagle prepares to take flight from a fence post.
    • Pine Grosbeak

    • Birds; Birdwatching;
    • A male Pine Grosbeak prepares to take flight from the ground.
    • Explore the world with shorebirds

    • Birds; Shorebirds;
    • A multidisciplinary education guide for grades 2-12 (with sections on "How to Adapt" for Preschool - 1st grade, home schools, youth groups, and nature centers)
    • Searching for waterfowl nests

    • Work of the Service; Wildlife management; Habitat; Forestss; Wetlands; Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge; YFNWR
    • A nest searching team prepares to begin their hike through the forests and marshes looking for waterfowl nests on the Yukon Flats NWR.
    • Monitoring Water Quality

    • Employees (USFWS); Monitoring; history; uniforms; service patch;
    • A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee prepares to monitor water quality.
    • Healing waters

    • Fishes; Fishing; Recreation; Wildlife refuges; connecting people with nature;
    • A wounded soldier prepares to go canoeing on Cash Lake at the Patuxent Research Refuge.
    • Agent Jim King and small plane N702

    • Personnel; Work of the Service; Transportation; Aircraft; Aviation; Employees (USFWS)
    • Agent King with axe over shoulder prepares to walk to an illegal beaver set about 1/2 mile in background. N702 airplane. 20 miles SW Galena, Alaska, April 1954. Jim King Collection
    • Preparing Tags

    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service; Tagging; Endangered and/or Threatened species; Monitoring; service patch;
    • Chee Xiong, an Oregon State University STEP student, prepares tags for steelhead on Eagle Creek. Biologists use this tracking information to see if the hatchery fish that are spawning here are affecting the survival and productivity of the wild...
    • Preparing to Tag Steelhead

    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service; Tagging; Endangered and/or Threatened species; Monitoring;
    • Chee Xiong, an Oregon State University STEP student, prepares to tag steelhead in Eagle Creek. Biologists use this tracking information to see if the hatchery fish that are spawning here are affecting the survival and productivity of the wild fish.
    • 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.
    • Nihoa Millerbird Translocation

    • Adults; Birds; Coastal environments; Islands; Research; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Bird banding; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Field team prepares for Nihoa Millerbird release. The Nihoa Millerbird is a tiny land bird that was discovered on the island of Nihoa in 1923. Another subspecies once occurred on Laysan Island, where it went extinct in the early 20th century after...
    • Habitat conservation plans under the Endangered Species Act

    • Ecosystem recovery; Endangered and/or threatened; Congressional operations; Policies; Recovered; Policies
    • Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act (ESA) provide for partnerships with non-Federal parties to conserve the ecosystems upon which listed species depend, ultimately contributing to their recovery.
    • Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans (INRMP)

    • Endangered and/or threatened; Partnerships; Recovered; Work of the Service; Policies; Military; Landscape conservation
    • INRMPs are planning documents that allow Department of Defense installations to implement landscape-level management of their natural resources while coordinating with various stakeholders. They are extremely important management tools that ensure...
    • Sea turtle nest relocation

    • Oil spills; Employees (USFWS); Reptiles; Relocation;
    • June 28, 2010: USFWS prepares for the sea turtle nest relocation on Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Bonnie Strawser, USFWS.
    • Testing Samples

    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Employees (USFWS); Biologists (USFWS); Work of the Service;
    • Nathan Hyde, a biological technician, prepares a sample of fish food to test in the Nitrogen Analyzer, which reads the percent nitrogen of each sample, which then calculates the protein level by running a multiplication formula.

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