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    • Conservation profiles: landowners help imperiled wildlife

    • Work of the Service; Conservation; Land development; Landscape conservation; Policies;
    • The purpose of this brochure is to introduce some of the landowners who are using two innovative conservation tools: Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances. Although these tools only came into use within the...
    • Land protection plan: Bear River Watershed Conservation Area

    • Wildlife refuges; Water; Water management; Land development;
    • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is establishing a conservation area for the Bear River watershed in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. The Bear River Water-shed Conservation Area project will work with private landowners to establish up to 920,000 acres...
    • Cypress Tree Knees

    • Wildlife refuges; Trees; Wetlands;
    • Cypress Tree Knees on the Little River National Wildlife Refuge. Cypress knees are a distinctive feature of the root system of cypress trees, though their function is unknown.
    • Assateague Island Lighthouse beacon shines in the background

    • Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Birds; Panoramics; Scenics;
    • The Assateague Lighthouse has a distinctive sequence of light shining, a double flash, which sets it apart from other east coast lighthouses. An automatic timer starts the process each evening. Visitors can get a close-up view of the twin rotating...
    • National Bald Eagle management guidelines

    • Wildlife management; Work of the Service; Writing; Raptors; Legislation;
    • The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act) and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The MBTA and the Eagle Act protect bald eagles from a variety of harmful actions and impacts....
    • 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.
    • Delaware wetlands status and changes from 1992 to 2007

    • Wetlands; Wetland restoration; Management; Conservation; Maps; Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges;
    • This report summarizes the 2007 status of wetlands across Delaware, details findings from the trends analysis of how and where wetlands were gained or lost between 1992 and 2007, and provides perspective on how those changes affect wetland...
    • Hydric hammocks: a guide to management

    • Wetlands; Forests; Biologists (USFWS); Trees;
    • The emphasis of this guide is on hydric hammock, a distinctive type of forested wetland occurring at low elevations along the gulf coast of Florida from Aripeka to St. Marks and at various inland sites in Florida. This is a companion volume to a...
    • American Bittern

    • Wading birds; Birds;
    • The American Bittern is found all across the country but prefers habitats that include freshwater wetlands with tall emergent vegetation where they can hide. Although you may not see them, you would have no problem hearing them as Bitterns have a...
    • Small whorled–big mission

    • Partnerships; Endangered species; Work of the Service; Recovered; Plants; Military; Art
    • This is a poster from from the Marines showing two soldiers. The back of the poster discusses a perennial plant called the small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides). The caption reads: the small whorled pogonia is not easily detected, a precise...
    • A conversation with Randy Olson

    • Marine ecology; Climate change; Climate effects; Podcast; Public Lecture;
    • Randy Olson was a professor of marine biology at the University of New Hampshire. Despite his Harvard Ph.D., four years of post-doctoral research in Australia and Florida, and years of diving around the world from the Great Barrier Reef to...
    • Black-tailed jackrabbit

    • Mammals;
    • The black-tail jackrabbit has distinctive long ears, and the long, powerful rear legs characteristic of hares. The black-tailed jackrabbit can be found in the western United States from Washington south to California and east to Nebraska and Texas....
    • Mt. Charleston Blue Butterfly

    • Insects;
    • A Mt. Charleston Blue Butterfly rests on a rock. The Mt. Charleston blue butterfly is a distinctive subspecies of the wider ranging Shasta blue butterfly, a member of the Lycaenidae family. The subspecies is known only to occur at high elevations...

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