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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...
    • National Bald Eagle management guidelines

    • Wildlife management; Work of the Service; Writing; Raptors; Legislation;
    • The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act) and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The MBTA and the Eagle Act protect bald eagles from a variety of harmful actions and impacts....
    • 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 monitoring guidelines: operational draft

    • Wetlands; Wetland restoration; Management; Conservation; Maps; Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges;
    • Wetland restoration and creation projects are initiated for a variety of purposes, mainly as mitigation for losses of regulated wetlands or for proactive reasons to re-establish desired wetland functions.
    • 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...
    • Survey Methods for Frog Abnormalities on National Wildlife Refuges

    • Videography;Environmental Education;aquatic animals;wildlife conservation;education;amphibians; Wildlife management;
    • This training video is designed for technicians and biologists who are sampling wetlands to determine the percentage of abnormal-appearing frogs, primarily at USFWS National Wildlife Refuges. The purpose of this video is to show the proper survey...
    • Mission Wolf

    • Videography;BROADCAST;
    • Installment of "Conservation in Action" Series, 2006. Kent Walker and his wife, Tracy Brooks, discuss their work with captive wolves in their program called "Mission Wolf". Hosted by Dr. Mark Madison, Historian at NCTC.
    • 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...
    • North American Waterfowl Management Plan panel discussion

    • Policies; Wetlands; Waterfowl; Habitat conservation; Legislation; Prairies; Migration; Migratory birds; International conservation; Planning; History;
    • North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) panel discussion conducted by John Cornely. The panel includes Dave Sharp, Dick Dyer, and Ray Whittemore.
    • Understanding a Changing America: A Key to Successful Conservation

    • Podcast; Human Dimensions;
    • Being relevant in our conservation work requires that we understand the demographic changes in the US. In this podcast, Dr. Steve Murdock, Rice University professor and former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, shares some key demographic and...
    • Golden Paintbrush (CALE)

    • Plants;Endangered and/or Threatened species
    • Golden paintbrush is a perennial herb in the figwort or snapdragon family (Scrophulariaceae). It often has from 5-to-15 unbranched stems. The stems may be erect or spreading, in the latter case giving the appearance of being several plants,...

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