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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Page 3

    • Page 3
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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...
    • Fish and Wildlife Programs

    • Fish and Wildlife Programs
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    • 5 Fish and Wildlife Programs More than one tool may describe the status of species on your property and meet your specific goals. To assist you in learning our language, a glossary of terms is on page 22. Question Your Needs and Concerns Tool Do...
    • A Texas Rancher Who Became a Believer

    • A Texas Rancher Who Became a Believer
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    • 6 A Texas Cattle Rancher Who “ Became a Believer” “ We’re just ‘ wildlifing’ it all over the place, and we’re happy to do it,” Bob Long said. Long is enhancing habitat on his 550- acre property to benefit the Houston toad, an...
    • 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 ‘...
    • Food from the sea: fish and shellfish of New England.

    • Food from the sea: fish and shellfish of New England.
    • History; Aquatic environments; Fishes; Fisheries management; Fishing; Commercial fishing; Overfishing;
    • "In New England, the specific job is to spread consumption more uniformly over the nearly 80 species of fish and shellfish that are brought, into local ports each year. Production records 'of the fishing industry show a serious lack of...
    • Western Grebe

    • Western Grebe
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Species of concern; Wildlife refuges;
    • A close view of a Western Grebe at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge located in Utah. The Western Grebe is listed as a species of concern.
    • Mission Blue butterfly- Female

    • Mission Blue butterfly- Female
    • Insects; Endangered species;
    • A female Mission Blue butterfly lands on a patch of grass. As of 14 December 2009, the 'mission blue Butterfly' (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) is listed as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
    • Mission Blue Butterfly

    • Mission Blue Butterfly
    • Insects; Endangered species;
    • A female Mission Blue butterfly rests on a yarrow plant located on the Southeast ridge of San Bruno Mountain, California. As of 14 December 2009, the 'mission blue Butterfly' (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) is listed as Endangered under the...
    • Lesser Scaup

    • Lesser Scaup
    • Birds; Species of concern; Wildlife refuges; Waterfowl;
    • A frontal view of a Lesser Scaup at the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge located in Tulelake, California. The Lesser Scaup is listed as a species of concern.
    • Least Bell's Vireo

    • Least Bell's Vireo
    • Birds; Endangered species; Birdwatching;
    • A Least Bell's Vireo perches on a stem outside of her nest. The Least Bell's Vireo is listed as an endangered species.
    • Mission Blue butterfly

    • Mission Blue butterfly
    • Insects; Endangered species;
    • A male Mission Blue butterfly rests upon a Silver Bush Lupine (Lupinus albifrons). As of 14 December 2009, the 'mission blue Butterfly' (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) is listed as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

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