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    • Ray Steele Scans Mississippi River Bluffs

    • History;refuge centennial;refuge; Izaak Walton League;
    • The story of wildlife conservation along the upper stretches of the Mississippi River in the mid-20th Century is very much a tale of environmental change, economic growth, and power politics. Created in 1924 as one of America’s most unique...
    • Three Works Progress Administration employees

    • History;
    • Three Works Progress Administration employees pause and pose in the bottomland of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge as survey work and the placement of boundary markers continues along the 264-mile Federal refuge. The WPA...
    • Whooping Cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

    • Aransas;Refuge Centennial; Birds; History;Endangered species; Texas
    • Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, north of Corpus Christi, Texas, is one of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s premier units, in large part because of the role it has played in the recovery of the endangered whooping crane, a 5-foot-tall white...
    • Releasing Endangered Masked Bobwhite Quail

    • refuge centennial; History; Endangered species; Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge; Resource management
    • By the 1970's, an added responsibility emerged for America’s National Wildlife Refuge System – promoting the recovery of Federally-listed endangered and threatened species, some of which found their last sanctuary on undeveloped tracts of...
    • Eugene Kridler oral history transcript

    • History; Biography; Employees (USFWS); Surveying; Tagging; Endangered species; Birds; Management; Biologists (USFWS)
    • Eugene Kridler oral history interview as conducted by Jerry C. Grover.
    • Olaus Murie with his Dog

    • refuge centennial; History
    • Olaus Murie (1889 - 1963) led a life worthy of a dozen adventure novels, and his conservation legacy is still carried on by his wife, Mardy. The son of Norwegian immigrants, Murie joined after college the Carnegie Museum’s expeditions to Hudson...
    • Market Hunting of Waterfowl

    • refuge centennial; Waterfowl;History
    • Market hunting – mass hunting of game birds for the dinner table and restaurant trade – pushed several species of waterfowl to the brink of extinction during the late 1800's and early 1900's, and led to a general decline in America’s bird...
    • Jay Norwood

    • refuge centennial; historical;duck stamp
    • Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling (1876 - 1962) became the “Father of the Federal ‘Duck Stamp’” on March 16, 1934, when Congress passed and President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act. The law set up a permanent...
    • Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges;Wetlands
    • Great Dismal Swamp NWR, Suffolk, Virgina and North Carolina Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is anything but dismal! Deciduous and coniferous forests with bald cypress, Atlantic white cedar, maples, oaks and sweet gum are teeming...
    • Senator Harry Hawes Visits Upper Mississippi River Refuge

    • History;refuge centennial;
    • The upper reaches of the Mississippi River were the focus of conservationists and engineers alike in the 1920's and 1930's; the free-flowing river’s tendency to flood prompted construction of a series of locks and dams during the New Deal,...
    • Warden Paul Kroegel

    • first refuge manager; Pelican Island NWR; Florida; pelican; refuge centennial; History
    • Paul Kroegel (1864 - 1948) was an early “bureaucrat” in name only, and was one of those “characters” that had history not produced him, he would have been invented. A boatbuilder and German immigrant from Chemnitz, Germany who arrived in...
    • Warden Paul Kroegel

    • Pelican Island NWR; Florida;refuge centennial; History
    • Paul Kroegel (1864 - 1948) wore a deceptively high hat, carried a menacing 10-gauge shotgun, and interpreted the boundaries of newly-created Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge loosely in a one-man effort to save the brown pelican from...
    • Clarence Rhode

    • Alaska; Refuge Centennial; History
    • Clarence Rhode (d.1958) traversed the Yukon River by rowboat as a boy, flew the Alaskan outback as a bush pilot during the Second World War, and supervised the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s aircraft division in Alaska following his Army...

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