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    • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge

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    • Tensas River NWR, Tallulah, Louisiana: The remnant bottomland-hardwood forest that makes up the terrestrial portion of Tensas River Refuge is home to the equally rare Louisiana black bear and Bachman's warblers. The aquatic portion comprises oxbow...
    • M/V Tiglax engineer working on skiff motor

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    • The motor vessel Tiglax is essential to managing the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and collecting information on related marine resources. It is used mainly to transport Service personnel, equipment, and supplies between work sites...
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    • Stationed at the Nation’s major international airports, ocean ports, and border crossings, wildlife inspectors monitor an annual trade worth more than $ 1.4 billion. They stop illegal shipments, intercept smuggled wildlife and wildlife products,...
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    • 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 items...
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    • Wildlife inspectors work closely with Service special agents and counterparts from the U. S. Customs Service and other Federal agencies that police international trade. They staff special enforcement task forces that conduct inspection blitzes at...
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    • What benefits do inspectors earn? Wildlife inspectors enjoy all the benefits of Federal employment, including a generous retirement plan with substantial investment opportunities. Inspectors earn 13 to 26 days of annual leave each year depending on...
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    • CO, KS, MT, NE, ND, SD, UT, WY AK Headquarters Assistant Regional Director for Law Enforcement, Region 6 U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service P. O. Box 25486- DFC Denver, Colorado 80225 Telephone: 303/ 236 7540 Assistant Regional Director for Law...
    • 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...
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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...
    • From the Secretary

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    • 4 Dear Citizens: This booklet provides information for citizen stewards and landowners, who embody President Bush’s vision of cooperative conservation— a vision built upon innovation, local ideas, inspiration and incentives, and on- the- ground...
    • 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 ‘...
    • Private Stewardship Grants

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    • 19 Private Stewardship Grants What are the benefits? For the landowner: Allows private landowners to submit project proposals directly to the Fish and Wildlife Service and offers a low cost- share ratio to assist landowners in...
    • 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...
    • Partners for Fish and Wildlife Programs

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    • 21 Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Who can participate? Any privately owned land is potentially eligible for restoration. Most applicants are individual landowners. For the purposes of this program, “ privately owned” means lands not...
    • 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...
    • Smiling for the camera.

    • Adults; Aquatic animals; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Boating; Boats; Employees (USFWS); Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Management; Personnel; Plants; Reptiles; Resource management; Uniforms; Vegetation; Wetlands;...
    • A baby alligator seems happy to be receiving so much attention.
    • Replanting marsh grass

    • Adults; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Connecting people with nature; Ecosystem recovery; Environmental quality; Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Landscape conservation; Plants; Resource management;...
    • A group of women volunteers helping to replant marsh grass on the refuge.
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    • Adults; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Connecting people with nature; Ecosystem recovery; Environmental quality; Environments (Natural); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Landscape conservation; Plants; Resource management;...
    • A young woman is noticeably happy to be doing work to help the refuge restore habitat.

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