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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.
    • Muskoxen meander across the Arctic Refuge coastal plain

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Mammals;
    • Muskoxen facing towards the camera. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a vast and beautiful wilderness, is an intact continuum of six different ecological zones spanning some 200 miles north to south. Such a diverse spectrum of habitats and...
    • Close-up of a muskox at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Mammals;
    • The entire Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain supports muskoxen. In summer, they concentrate along major rivers including the Canning, Tamayariak, Sadlerochit, Jago, Aichilik, and Kongakut. Muskoxen are an important part of the Refuge...
    • Beaufort Sea Ice, 1002 Area, and Brooks Mountain Range

    • Wildlife refuges; Subpolar Environments; Mountains; Coastal environments; Tundra;
    • Sea ice in the Beaufort Sea, with the 1002 Area of the Arctic Refuge coastal plain, and the Brooks Range mountains, in the background to the south.
    • 1002 Area: Porcupine Caribou herd

    • Wildlife refuges; Subpolar environments; Mammals; Mountains; Tundra; Scenics; Aerial photography
    • Porcupine Caribou Herd in the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain, with the Brooks Range mountains in the distance to the south.
    • 1002 Area: caribou with Brooks Range

    • Wildlife refuges; Subpolar environments; Mammals; Mountains; Tundra
    • Caribou on the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain, with the Brooks Range mountains in the background to the south.
    • 1002 Area: caribou and sea ice

    • Wildlife refuges; Subpolar environments; Mammals; Coastal environments; Tundra
    • Caribou in the 1002 Area of the Arctic Refuge coastal plain, with the Beaufort Sea and icebergs in the background.
    • 1002 Area, caribou aggregation

    • Wildlife refuges; Subpolar environments; Mammals; Coastal environments; Tundra
    • Caribou aggregation on the 1002 Area of the Arctic Refuge coastal plain.
    • Plain Chachalaca perched on a branch

    • Wildlife Refuges; Game birds; Migratory birds; Landscape photography;
    • A large chicken-like bird of Mexico and Central America, the Plain Chachalaca reaches the United States only in southern Texas.
    • 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.
    • Ten years of Pittman-Robertson wildlife restoration 1938 to 1948

    • Wildlife management; Fisheries management; Game management; Grants;
    • Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, now referred to as The Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 669-669k), provides federal assistance to the 50 States, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • North American Wetlands Conservation Act Progress Report 2006-2007

    • Wetlands; Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration;
    • This document fulfills the requirements of Section 10 and 16 of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act of 1989. It is a biennial assessment of (A) the estimated number of acres of wetlands and habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds...
    • 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...
    • Waterfowl population status 2006

    • Waterfowl; Population control; Surveying; Habitat conservation; Birds;
    • In North America the process of establishing hunting regulations for waterfowl is conducted annually. In the United States the process involves a number of scheduled meetings in which information regarding the status of waterfowl is presented to...

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