Banded Trumpeter Swan hen with four young swimming in reeds. This is the largest waterfowl species native to North America. Most weigh 21-30 pounds, males are larger and may exceed 35 pounds.The Trumpeter Swan is the largest waterfowl species...
Photograph by Finley and Bohlman of a young Great horned owl perching on a rock at Malheur lake, 1908. The Great horned owl has the most extensive range of habitat, the widest prey base, and the most variable nesting sites of any American owl.
Inspectors clear legal imports and
exports, and stop shipments that
violate the law. They make sure that
wildlife imports and exports are
accompanied by the required permits
and licenses, and verify that the
contents of shipments match the
An image of a white flower among red rock. Western North Dakota is the easternmost limit of the range of the beautiful gumbo lily. The plant occurs in nearly all of our western states.
This short, tufted plant is a nearly stemless perennial from...
A white flower among gray rocks.An image of a white flower among red rock. Western North Dakota is the easternmost limit of the range of the beautiful gumbo lily. The plant occurs in nearly all of our western states.
This short, tufted plant is...
Conserving the Elusive Louisiana Pine Snake:
Partners Take Action
What are CCAs?
one or more parties that
address the conservation
needs of candidate or
at- risk species. Both
Federal and non-...
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...
Wildlife; Endangered species; Wildlife restoration; Captive breeding; Reintroduction;Rare species
Published August 8, 1988. The Black-footed Ferret Recovery Plan outlines steps for recovery of the black-footed ferret (Mustela niorioes) throughout its historical range. Evidence suggests that the ferret was widely distributed and was probably...