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.
Close up view of a birdwing pearly mussel. For more information go to http://fwie.fw.vt.edu/WWW/esis/lists/e404017.htm
The species is endangered wherever found
including the States of Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia.
Elk River, in West Virginia, provides habitat for the endangered species clubshell mussel. For more information about threatened and endangered mussels visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/clams/mussels.html
Endangered species; Partnerships; Recovered; Work of the Service; Policies; History
This is dedicated to Mollie Beattie, the former Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, who lost her personal struggle with brain cancer on June 27, 1996. During her three-year tenure as Director, Mollie challenged the Service to adopt an...