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    • 2012 Annual Report: youth in the great outdoors

    • Work of the Service; Youth; Education outreach; Environmental education; Volunteers; Connecting people with nature; Employees (USFWS); Leisure activities; Partnerships;
    • Engaging, educating, and employing our nation’s youth in conservation are major priorities for the Department of the Interior (Department), and in 2009 the Youth in the Great Outdoors (YGO) initiative was established.
    • Conservation Legacy

    • Work of the Service; History; Recreation; Wildlife management
    • This is a report that describes various programs successfully implemented and various tasks completed, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs, Division of Federal Assistance. Articles include...
    • Bird feeding: backyard habitat for wildlife

    • Wildlife viewing; Birdwatching; Birds; Leisure activities; Document;
    • Feeding birds in the spring and summer months can bring particular excitement. Many new species may frequent your feeder. Includes hints for increasing the numbers of avian visitors.
    • Conserving the future: wildlife refuges and the next generation

    • Wildlife refuges; Planning; Management
    • For the past 18 months, the National Wildlife Refuge System has worked to create a vision that will guide the management of the Refuge System during the next decade and beyond. Conserving the Future is built on the foundation and inspiration of...
    • Final report: a landscape-scale approach to refuge system planning

    • Wildlife refuges; Landscape conservation; Planning; Strategic habitat conservation;
    • This report addresses one of the recommendations as outlined by the Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 21st century strategic vision for the National Wildlife Refuge System. It...
    • Waterfowl management handbook

    • Wildlife management; Waterfowl; Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts;
    • Waterfowl nutritional needs during the annual cycle and the nutritional values of natural foods and crops are discussed.
    • Tidal marshes:  the boundary between land and ocean

    • Wetlands; Wildlife management; Human impacts; Coastal environments;Estuarine environments; Coastal environments
    • Tidal marshes of the United States cover about 13,000 square miles, approximately the combined area of Connecticut and Massachusetts. From a global perspective, marshes form a narrow fringe of intertidal flats along ocean coasts. They are vegetated...
    • Wetlands of Connecticut

    • Wetlands; Wetland restoration; Management; Conservation; Maps; Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges;
    • The National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) provides information for reviewing the effectiveness of existing federal programs and policies and for increasing public awareness.
    • Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States

    • Wetlands; Ecosystem recovery; Estuarine environments; Floods; Habitat conservation;
    • This classification, to be used in a new inventory of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States, is intended to describe ecological tax, arrange them in a system useful to resource managers, furnish units for mapping, and provide...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Habitat suitability index models: juvenile Atlantic croaker (Revised)

    • Rivers and streams; Wetlands; Biologists (USFWS); Aquatic environments; Estuarine environments; Fishes;
    • The habitat use information and habitat suitability index (HSI) model in this report on juvenile Atlantic croaker is intended for use in impact assessment and habitat management. The model was developed from a review and synthesis of existing...
    • Al Trout and Larry Shanks oral history transcript

    • Restoration; Employees (USFWS); History; Wildlife refuges; Wetlands; Wildlife management; Water management;
    • Al Trout and Larry Shanks oral history transcript as conducted by John Cornely; Al and Larry talk about Bear River Refuge and its restoration.
    • Robert Fields oral history transcript

    • Rangelands; Water management; Management; Employees (USFWS); Biography; Energy
    • Robert C. Fields oral history interview as conducted by Jerry Grover. Along with working at the locations listed, Robert served in Portland as Refuge Supervisor over California and Nevada. He has also worked on the Garrison Diversion Project, the...

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