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    • Stationed at the Nation’s major international airports, ocean ports, and border crossings, wildlife inspectors monitor an annual trade worth more than $ 1.4 billion. They stop illegal shipments, intercept smuggled wildlife and wildlife products,...
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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 ‘...
    • Conserving the Elusive Louisiana Pine Snake

    • Conserving the Elusive Louisiana Pine Snake
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    • 16 Conserving the Elusive Louisiana Pine Snake: Partners Take Action Candidate Conservation Agreements What are CCAs? Agreements between one or more parties that address the conservation needs of candidate or at- risk species. Both Federal and non-...
    • Private Stewardship Grants

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    • 19 Private Stewardship Grants What are the benefits? For the landowner: Allows private landowners to submit project proposals directly to the Fish and Wildlife Service and offers a low cost- share ratio to assist landowners in...
    • A One-on-One Relationship with Private Landowners

    • A One-on-One Relationship with Private Landowners
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    • 20 A One- on- One Relationship with Private Landowners Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program What is the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program? Through voluntary agreements the Partners program provides expert technical assistance and cost- share...
    • Back Cover

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    • U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service http:// www. fws. gov December 2005 The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible under the Endangered Species Act for conserving our nation’s imperiled species and their habitats, working in cooperation...
    • Men talking with U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee

    • Men talking with U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee
    • Adults; Aviation; Lakes; Wildlife refuges;
    • The Alaska Highway is the northern boundary of the 682,604 acre Tetlin Refuge for 65 miles northwest of Alaska-Yukon border. From scenic overlooks you can view wetlands important to breeding waterfowl, and boreal forests and alpine habitats...
    • Now that's level!

    • Now that's level!
    • Adults; Buildings, facilities and structures; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Maintenance; Personnel; Public access; Service patch; Structures; Uniforms; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service;
    • Anahuac Narional Wildlife Refuge employee rebuilding the wall and taking pride in a job well done.
    • I think I like holding this alligator head?

    • I think I like holding this alligator head?
    • Adults; Children; Connecting people with nature; Education; Education outreach; Environmental education; Interpretation; Leisure activities; Public access; Recreation; Teens; Vegetation; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service;...
    • This boy is uncertain but happy to be this close to an alligator head, that doesn't bite.

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