John Opie oral history interview as conducted by Lisa Mighetto. Note that Mr. Opie is not an employee with the Fish and Wildlife Service, but is one of the founders of the American Society of Environmental History (ASEH).
Birds; Biologists (USFWS); Scientific personnel (USFWS); Population control;
On 12-13 April 1988 a workshop on the analysis of avian population trends was held at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland. The workshop was cosponsored by the Branch of Migratory Bird Research of the Patuxent Wildlife...
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors; BWTE) are the
second most abundant duck (family Anatidae)
species in North America and are widely distributed
(Rowher et al. 2002). Its breeding range stretches from the southern high-plains of New Mexico
The primary goal of PDM is to monitor the species to ensure the status does not deteriorate, and if a substantial decline in the species (numbers of individuals or populations) or an increase in threats is detected, to take measures to halt the...
Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Carlton
Pond Waterfowl Production Area are managed by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service (USFWS, Service, we, our) as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System
(Refuge System). The Refuge System...
Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), though diminutive in size, is an
important part of a larger area aptly named Great Point. It has great value to
the wildlife that uses its beaches, from coastal birds including piping plovers and