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    • 3 “ Conservation districts have long advocated that natural resources conservation must come from voluntary, incentive- based approaches. For species conservation, it is clear that success lies in flexible tools and incentives that promote...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Clay Hardy oral history transcript (conducted by Norman Olson)

    • Biography; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); History; Military; Management; Aviation; Work of the Service; Wildlife management; Collaboration; Conservation; Native Americans;
    • Clay Hardy oral history interview as conducted by Norman Olson. Clady Hardy also spent time at Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge, Amchika, and in Anchorage.
    • Roger Kaye oral history transcript

    • Biography; Employees (USFWS); Aircraft; Aviation; Education outreach; History; Mapping; Management; Native Americans; Outreach; Planning; Trapping; Writing; Wildlife management; Wildlife refuges; Wilderness; Surveying;
    • Roger Kaye oral history interview as conducted by Norman Olson.
    • David Janes oral history transcript

    • Biography; Employees (USFWS); Forestry; Military; Realty; Wetlands; Writing; Planning; Buildings, facilities and structures; Management; Youth; Biologists (USFWS);
    • David Janes oral history interview as conducted by Dorothe Norton. Along with working at various refuges, David Janes worked out of the regional offices in Region 5 and Region 6. He retired in 1997 as a GS-12 Land Acquisition Planning Biologist...
    • Walter Stieglitz oral history transcript

    • Biography; Employees (USFWS); History; Biologists (USFWS); Management; Migratory birds; Military; Wildlife refuges;
    • Walter Stieglitz oral history interview as conducted by John Cornely. In addition to the the locations and Fish and Wildlife sites listed below, Mr. Stieglitz worked as the following: Assistant Refuge Manager; refuge biologist; refuge district...
    • John Fort oral history transcript

    • Biography; Employees (USFWS); History; Fire management; Fires; Ecosystem recovery; Prescribed burning; Silviculture; Research;
    • John Fort oral history interview as conducted by Jennifer Hinckley. John spent time with the Forest Service and BLM before working for the Fish and Wildlife Service. In addition to working in the various locations listed, he was also the first...
    • Jerry and Judy Grover oral history transcript

    • Biography; Employees (USFWS); History; Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Endangered species; Management; Anadromous species;
    • Jerry and Judy Grover oral history interview as conducted by Craig Springer and Mark Madison. Along with working at hatcheries, Jerry was served as following: Chief of National Fish Hatchery System; Chief of Division of Anadromous Fish; Fishery...
    • David Trauger oral history transcript

    • Biography; Employees (USFWS); History; Realty; International conservation; Waterfowl; Habitat conservation; Migration; Aviation;
    • Dr. David Trauger oral history interview as conducted by John Cornely. Others areas Dr. Trauger at or for include: Great Plains Waterfowl Research Station, Mt. Moriah Wetland Production Area, Crystal Springs Study Area, Northern Prairie Wildlife...
    • John Opie oral history transcript

    • Biography; History; Environmental education; Partnerships
    • John Opie oral history interview as conducted by Lisa Mighetto. Note that Mr. Opie is not an employee with the Fish and Wildlife Service, but is one of the founders of the American Society of Environmental History (ASEH).
    • Estella B. Leopold and Trish Stevenson oral history transcript

    • Biography; History; Landscape conservation; Geology; Fire management; Environmental education; Environments (Natural); Ecosystem recovery;
    • Estella B. Leopold and Trish Stevenson oral history interview as conducted by Stephen Laubach. Estella (youngest daughter of Aldo Leopold) and Trish are talking about the Aldo Leopold Fountain from its beginning to what they envision for the...
    • Dr. George Finney oral history transcript

    • Biography; Management; Habitat conservation; Wildlife management;
    • Dr. George Finney oral history interview as conducted by David Smith. Dr. George Finney started out with the Federal Service in Canada in 1977 as a senior biologist looking at native harvest and eventually moved his way into management as a a...
    • A talk with Nancy Langston

    • Biological control; Biologists (USFWS); Diseases; Environmental education; Farms and farming; Podcast; Public Lecture;
    • In 1941 the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of diethylstilbestrol (DES), the first synthetic chemical to be marketed as an estrogen and one of the first to be identified as a hormone disruptor—a chemical that mimics hormones. Its...

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