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    • Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii

    • Wildlife refuges;Forests
    • Hakalau Forest NWR, Hilo, Hawaii: "Hakalau" means "many perches" in the native Hawaiian language, and it is an apt name for this refuge, which boasts dense tangles of forest and tropical birds and plants found nowhere else. A visit to this 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.
    • Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States

    • Wetlands; Ecosystem recovery; Estuarine environments; Floods; Habitat conservation;
    • This classification, to be used in a new inventory of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States, is intended to describe ecological tax, arrange them in a system useful to resource managers, furnish units for mapping, and provide...
    • Caribbean Islands in Peril

    • videography; wildlife management; wildlife refuges; wildlife conservation
    • Conserving Our Natural Treasures - The Caribbean is a place of exquisite beauty with lush green forests, white sand beaches, dry coastal plains, and serpentine rivers - truly a tropical paradise! It’s a tropical paradise under pressure from...
    • Volunteers Removing Nonnative Ironwoods

    • Trees; Vegetation; Plants; Volunteers; Tropical environments; Resource management; Management; Islands; Habitat conservation;
    • Volunteers remove nonnative ironwoods from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • FWS Employee Bands Neotropical Migratory Bird

    • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge; Louisiana; Migratory birds Birds; Bird banding; neotropical migrant
    • A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist bands a neotropical migratory bird at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. Some species of neotropical migrants, so named because they nest in North America and winter in the tropical...
    • Ominous sky with palms

    • Scenics; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...
    • Turtle nest hatchery

    • Reptiles; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service;
    • 50 nests hatchery on Cape Island sandbagged to protect it from predicted possible tropical storm activity.
    • Marine Turtle Conservation Fund

    • Recreation; International affairs; Endangered species; Employees (USFWS); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Proposed Endangered; Proposed Threatened; Budgets;
    • This fact sheet discusses all marine turtle species except the flatback are also listed as endangered or threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. In 2004, the United States Congress passed the Marine Turtle Conservation Act (MTCA). The...
    • Northern aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis)

    • Raptors; Grasslands; Birds; Birds of prey; Deserts; Prairies; Partnerships; Military
    • Aplomado falcons (Falco femoralis) inhabit desert grasslands and savannas of Latin America, and formerly inhabited desert grasslands and coastal prairies of Texas, New Mexico, and southeastern Arizona. The falcon ranges through most of South...
    • Fulfilling the promise: the National Wildlife Refuge System

    • Planning; Wildlife refuges;
    • This report on the National Wildlife Refuge System is the culmination of a year-long process involving teams of Service employees who examined the System within the framework of Wildlife and Habitat, People, and Leadership. The report was the focus...
    • Overview: Climate change strategic plan

    • Planning; Conservation; Conservation science; Biologists (USFWS); Scientific personnel (USFWS); Habitat conservation; Climate change
    • Our Strategic Plan establishes specific goals and objectives to accomplish priority commitments as integral and essential elements of broader strategies designed to address climate change. Our strategies focus on three key elements: adaptation,...

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