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    • From our Partners

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    • 2 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Private landowners, large and small, play a vital role conserving habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants. In fact, more than two- thirds of the nation’s threatened and endangered species use habitat found on...
    • 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 ‘...
    • A One-on-One Relationship with Private Landowners

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    • 20 A One- on- One Relationship with Private Landowners Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program What is the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program? Through voluntary agreements the Partners program provides expert technical assistance and cost- share...
    • Glossary

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    • 22 Glossary 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...
    • Educational outreach demonstration about the Red wolf

    • Adults; Artifacts; Captive breeding; Celebrations; Children; Connecting people with nature; Crafts; Education; Education outreach; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Endangered species; Environmental education; Habitat conservation; History;...
    • Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge visitors gather for a presentation about the Red wolf, endangered species.
    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll

    • Aerial photography; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments; Marine environments;
    • The atoll boast the highest rate of reef fish that are unique to the Hawaiian Archipelago, with 62% of fish species out of a total 174 species.
    • Amargosa Toad Habitat Restoration on Private Property: A Success Story

    • Agricultural ecosystems; Amphibians; Aquatic animals; Ecosystem recovery; Endangered species; Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Human impacts; Land development; Maps; Partnerships; Ponds; Proposed Endangered;...
    • The Amargosa toad was not listed as endangered in part because of private landowners' efforts to restore habitat and protect this endemic species.
    • Wyoming toads and cattle: at home on the range

    • Aquatic animals; Biologists (USFWS); Extinctions; Endangered species; Amphibians;
    • Biologists feared that the Wyoming toad was extinct until 1987 when a fisherman discovered a population at Mortenson Lake on Swanson’s land. The discovery created excitement about a chance to save the species and its habitat, and it led Swanson...
    • Tagging Nutria with Radio Telemetry Devices

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service does studies to find out how these animals affect habitat and other species. Biologists adjust the collar on this nutria prior to releasing him.
    • Final Approach!

    • Aquatic birds; Aquatic environments; Birds; Coastal environments; Environments (Natural); Marine environments; Marine birds; Scenics; Wildlife refuges;
    • This Brown pelican is one of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service success stories, it has been delisted from the Threatened and Endangered species list and on the road to recovery of the species.
    • Habitat suitability index models: Gadwall (breeding)

    • Aquatic birds; Biological control; Habitat conservation; Migratory birds; Wetlands;
    • The basis for this HSI model was developed in a workshop that included the following waterfowl biologists form the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND: Leo Kirsch (retired), John Lokemoen, and George Swanson. These individuals...
    • Laysan albatross with chick

    • Aquatic birds; Coastal environments;
    • USFWS Coastal Program in Hawaii worked with partners to construct a predator fence at Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve on O‘ahu, benefiting the Laysan albatross and other native species.
    • Great Egret

    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter. This makes the refuge a great place for bird watching. Over the course of the year, a variety of bird...

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