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    • Wyoming toads and cattle: at home on the range

    • Aquatic animals; Biologists (USFWS); Extinctions; Endangered species; Amphibians;
    • Biologists feared that the Wyoming toad was extinct until 1987 when a fisherman discovered a population at Mortenson Lake on Swanson’s land. The discovery created excitement about a chance to save the species and its habitat, and it led Swanson...
    • Common loon

    • Aquatic birds; Birds;
    • The common loon is best known for its call and is one of the most recognizable wilderness sounds. The loon is a large bird, about 28 to 36 inches, and has a thick, pointed, black bill. In breeding plumage the loon's head and neck are black with...
    • Clay Hardy oral history transcript (conducted by Norman Olson)

    • Biography; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); History; Military; Management; Aviation; Work of the Service; Wildlife management; Collaboration; Conservation; Native Americans;
    • Clay Hardy oral history interview as conducted by Norman Olson. Clady Hardy also spent time at Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge, Amchika, and in Anchorage.
    • Review of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery

    • Biologists (USFWS); Fisheries management; Fishes; Water; Work of the Service; Saltwater fishes;
    • This existing literature contains only few and incomplete descriptions of the red snapper fishery. Comprehensive descriptions have been made at various times by Stearns (1885); Jarvis (1935); and Camber (1955). There is, however, no up-to-date...
    • Endangered mussels get pumped-up in the Upper Mississippi River

    • Biologists (USFWS); Work of the Service; Mollusks; Endangered species; Species of concern;
    • Fish and Wildlife Service biologists working alongside state (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois) and Federal (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Park Service) biologists had the privilege of helping bring a species back from near...
    • Peregrine falcon

    • Birds; Birds of prey; Endangered species; Migratory birds; Raptors;
    • This is a fact sheet describing the peregrine falcon in North America. It outlines the history of the bird, its decline in the mid-twentieth century due to DDT, and its successful recovery in the years since.
    • For the birds

    • Birds; Birdwatching; Connecting people with nature; Wildlife viewing;
    • This is a guide for people interested in bringing birds to their property. It includes information and tips on installing bird feeders, bird nests and on landscaping for birds.
    • Red-cockaded woodpecker

    • Birds; Endangered species;
    • This is an in-depth description of the red-cockaded woodpecker. It covers a multitude of topics, including history, location, habitat, environmental niche, conservation efforts and more.
    • Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)

    • Birds; Endangered species; Threatened species; Relocation; Habitat restoration; Partnerships; Military
    • The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) was first described by Lewis and Clark in 1805. Its original territory spanned over a dozen states throughout the western region of the United States. Currently, greater sagegrouse occur in...
    • Bluethroat Male

    • Birds; Migratory birds
    • The Bluethroat is one of the smallest members of the Thrush family measuring 5.5 (14 cm) inches in length. The colorful blue throat pattern distinguishes this breeding male from other species. Nests are found on the tundra in thickets near water.
    • Bluethroat Male

    • Birds; Migratory birds
    • The Bluethroat is one of the smallest members of the Thrush family measuring 5.5 (14 cm) inches in length. The colorful blue throat pattern distinguishes this breeding male from other species. Nests are found on the tundra in thickets near water....
    • Bluethroat Male

    • Birds; Migratory birds
    • The Bluethroat is one of the smallest members of the Thrush family measuring 5.5 (14 cm) inches in length. The colorful blue throat pattern distinguishes this breeding male from other species. Nests are found on the tundra in thickets near water....
    • Bluethroat Male

    • Birds; Migratory birds
    • The Bluethroat is one of the smallest members of the Thrush family measuring 5.5 (14 cm) inches in length. The colorful blue throat pattern distinguishes this breeding male from other species. Nests are found on the tundra in thickets near water.
    • Cassin's sparrow status assessment and conservation plan

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Monitoring; Perching birds; Research; Statistics; Species of concern; Wildlife management;
    • This is a status assessment and conservation plan for the Cassin's Sparrow. It includes a description and natural history of the bird, as well as range information pertinent to breeding, migration and wintering, monitoring activities, population...

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