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    • 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...
    • 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.

    • 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...
    • Tagged Nutria

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A collar is successfully attached to the nutria. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria and to prevent their spreading.
    • Collar Tag for Nutria

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A collar tag to be put on a nutria. It's designed stretch so it can be put on snugly and a nutria will neither get a limb stuck inside nor have trouble breathing. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria's habits and...
    • Explore the world with shorebirds

    • Birds; Shorebirds;
    • A multidisciplinary education guide for grades 2-12 (with sections on "How to Adapt" for Preschool - 1st grade, home schools, youth groups, and nature centers)
    • Captured nutria awaits tagging

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A nutria in a cage waits to get a tail tag. Tagging the animals will help biologists better understand the animal and prevent their spread.
    • Nutria Health Exam

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • A nutria is examined before being tagged. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Nutria Health Exam

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A nutria is given a health exam before being tagged. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Anesthetizing Nutria Prior to Tagging

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • A nutria is given a shot to put it to sleep while the collar is measured. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria as well as prevent their spreading.
    • Caged Nutria is Covered to Keep Animal Calm During Tagging

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A sheet covers the caged nutria to keep it calm during the tail tagging. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Jetbead removal

    • Plants; Invasive species; Habitat restoration; Training; Vegetation; Work of the Service;
    • A student enrolled in WLD2139 Invasive Plant Management, a course offered at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center removes jetbead, an invasive exotic shrub from Asia most likely spread from landscape plantings. This student tried to get...
    • Baited trap used to capture nutria

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A trap baited with carrots and apples awaits a nutria to venture out of the water and investigate. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to prevent their spreading.
    • Predator Control

    • Predator control; Wildlife refuges; Employees (USFWS); history; uniforms; service patch;
    • A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee prepares a device to prevent predators from preying on nesting birds and their eggs.

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