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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...
    • 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 ‘...
    • 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...
    • Partners for Fish and Wildlife Programs

    • Partners for Fish and Wildlife Programs
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    • 21 Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Who can participate? Any privately owned land is potentially eligible for restoration. Most applicants are individual landowners. For the purposes of this program, “ privately owned” means lands not...
    • Glossary

    • Glossary
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    • 22 Glossary Species Status categories: at- risk species — species of plants and animals that are Federal candidate species and those that the Service has not identified as candidate species, but are facing threat( s) and are potential...
    • Resources and Contacts

    • Resources and Contacts
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    • 23 Resources and Contacts For information about cooperative conservation opportunities, contact the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service office for your State. Pacific Region ( Region 1) Endangered Species Program Office 1- 503- 231- 6118 www. fws. gov/...
    • Regrowth

    • Regrowth
    • Adults; Agricultural ecosystems; Agriculture; Amphibious vehicles; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Biological control; Boating; Boats; Coastal environments; Ecosystem recovery; Emblems; Equipment; Fire management; Foliage; Habitat...
    • FWS employee examines an area of regrowth from an airboat.
    • Regrowth

    • Regrowth
    • Adults; Agricultural ecosystems; Agriculture; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Biological control; Boating; Boats; Coastal environments; Ecosystem recovery; Emblems; Equipment; Fire management; Foliage; Habitat conservation; Habitat...
    • Area of regrowth.
    • Habitat restoration.

    • Habitat restoration.
    • Adults; Aircraft; Aquatic environments; Aviation; Boating; Boats; Ecosystem recovery; Employees (USFWS); Environmental quality; Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Law enforcement; Personnel; Resource management;...
    • The National Guard provides support by placing christmas trees in critical areas for habitat restoration on the refuge.
    • Checking on the young ones.

    • Checking on the young ones.
    • Adults; Aquatic animals; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Boating; Boats; Employees (USFWS); Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Management; Personnel; Plants; Reptiles; Resource management; Uniforms; Vegetation; Wetlands;...
    • Checking on the health and growth of the wildlife, is all part of a days work on the refuge.

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