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    • Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

    • Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
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    • Sweetwater Marsh NWR, Imperial Beach, California: This bit of salt-marsh habitat, just 315 acres, is all that's left of the huge salt marshes surrounding San Diego Bay. The refuge was developed as a result of a court-ordered settlement over a...
    • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge

    • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
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    • Tensas River NWR, Tallulah, Louisiana: The remnant bottomland-hardwood forest that makes up the terrestrial portion of Tensas River Refuge is home to the equally rare Louisiana black bear and Bachman's warblers. The aquatic portion comprises oxbow...
    • 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...
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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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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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

    • 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...
    • Amargosa Toad Habitat Restoration on Private Property: A Success Story

    • Amargosa Toad Habitat Restoration on Private Property: A Success Story
    • Agricultural ecosystems; Amphibians; Aquatic animals; Ecosystem recovery; Endangered species; Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Human impacts; Land development; Maps; Partnerships; Ponds; Proposed Endangered;...
    • The Amargosa toad was not listed as endangered in part because of private landowners' efforts to restore habitat and protect this endemic species.
    • Buddy Huffaker

    • Buddy Huffaker
    • Agriculture; Land development; Podcast;
    • Mark Madison speaks with Buddy Huffaker at the Sc3 at the NCTC in Shepherdstown, WV. Buddy is the executive director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, where he works on a variety of land management issues, including the...
    • Jim Voelzer oral history transcript

    • Jim Voelzer oral history transcript
    • Aircraft; Aviation; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); Biography; History; Surveying; Management; Migratory birds; Bird banding; Waterfowl;
    • Jim Voelzer oral history transcript as conducted by John Cornely.
    • Clarence Rhode

    • Clarence Rhode
    • Alaska; Refuge Centennial; History
    • Clarence Rhode (d.1958) traversed the Yukon River by rowboat as a boy, flew the Alaskan outback as a bush pilot during the Second World War, and supervised the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s aircraft division in Alaska following his Army...

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