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Interior of Touro Synagogue - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Interior of Touro Synagogue - Public Domain image, National Parks Gall...

Touro Synagogue National Historic Site Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sand Sleuths at Acadia - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Sand Sleuths at Acadia - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Acadia National Park: Olive Shamblin, 3, of Ohio, plays in the sand with Park Ranger James Zordan during the Super Sand Sleuths family program at Sand Beach. Children of all ages were able to explore all the th... More

Birdwatching at Acadia - National Parks Gallery

Birdwatching at Acadia - National Parks Gallery

Acadia National Park: Visitors watch birds during a bird watch program at Sieur de Monts on July 1, 2018.

Uncovering the past - National Parks Gallery

Uncovering the past - National Parks Gallery

Saratoga National Historical Park: Volunteers and veterans from the American Veterans Archaeological Recovery program, assisting Northeast Archeological Program, examine artifacts recovered from the Saratoga ba... More

Archeologists arrive, National Parks gallery

Archeologists arrive, National Parks gallery

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site (SACR): Staff from SACR and the Northeast Archeology Program arrive on Saint Croix Island in Maine to conduct archeological site condition assessments.

Historic reenactors at the Shaw Memorial

Historic reenactors at the Shaw Memorial

Boston African American National Historic Site: Men dressed as Union soldiers pose by the Shaw Memorial in Boston.

Acadia National Park, Maine (4752171820)
Aerial view of coast marsh at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge - 2016 (30699302096)

Aerial view of coast marsh at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge - 2016...

Hurricane Sandy severely damaged coastal marsh areas at Long Island refuges after neighboring barrier islands were breached by storm surge. This aerial view of the visitor center and surrounding area begins to ... More

Atlantic Salmon Pre-Smolt (5197994241)

Atlantic Salmon Pre-Smolt (5197994241)

This individual shows fading vertical parr marks, a characteristic of the parr stage, gradually taking on the silvery sheen of the smolt stage in advance of migrating to the North Atlantic Ocean to feed. Credit... More

Beach overwash onto parking lot (RI) (8158415147)

Beach overwash onto parking lot (RI) (8158415147)

Aerial photo of beach overwash onto a parking lot caused by Hurricane Sandy. Photo credit: Greg Thompson/USFWS Stay informed http://www.facebook.com/usfwsnortheast https://twitter.com/usfwsnortheast

Biologist Banding a Northern Shoveler (8574372929)

Biologist Banding a Northern Shoveler (8574372929)

Photographed at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Kevin Holcomb/USFWS

Boy and Girl Scout Troop members at opening ceremony (6348558650)

Boy and Girl Scout Troop members at opening ceremony (6348558650)

Local Boy Scout Troop 47 & Suffolk County Girl Scouts volunteered to help hand-out programs and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Conte Friends Group (7263397594)

Conte Friends Group (7263397594)

President of the Friends of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge Patrick Comins Credit: USFWS

Crayfish (4741792069)

Crayfish (4741792069)

Photo Credit: Gillian Ball / USFWS

Day 1 - Long Island NWR (NY) (16458819690)

Day 1 - Long Island NWR (NY) (16458819690)

Credit: USFWS Day 1 of Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Flyover.

Day 1 - Long Island NWR (NY) (16645985705)

Day 1 - Long Island NWR (NY) (16645985705)

Photo credit: Keith Shannon/USFWS Day 1 of Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Flyover. From left: Greg Thompson, Lia McLaughlin, Rick Bennett

Day 2 - Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Flyover (16663304472)

Day 2 - Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Flyover (16663304472)

Day 2 of Aerial Tour of Hurricane Sandy Recovery Sites: Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ.

Emily Greene, -herstory (25621483095)

Emily Greene, -herstory (25621483095)

Name: Emily Greene Title: AmeriCorps Environmental Steward Duty station: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge Amount of time worked in public service: 2 months How much of this at USFWS? 2 months ... More

Female Chalk-fronted Corporal (6803302097)

Female Chalk-fronted Corporal (6803302097)

A dragonfly practices a delicate balancing act on a slender beam. Credit: Ken Sturm/USFWS

Fishing derby raffle winner! (5727785980)

Fishing derby raffle winner! (5727785980)

A winner at the USFWS fishing derby in Hadley, MA on May 7th. credit: Keith Shannon/USFWS

Fishing event at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office in Hadley, MA (5684462077)

Fishing event at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office in Had...

Fishing event at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office in Hadley, MA Credit: USFWS

Freshwater Folk Festival (3984004005)

Freshwater Folk Festival (3984004005)

The 5th Annual Freshwater Folk Festival at White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery in West Virginia.Credit: USFWS

Goldenrod on Hampton Beach (5230035428)

Goldenrod on Hampton Beach (5230035428)

Monarch butterflies on a goldenrod at Hampton Beach, NH. Credit: Susi von Oettingen/USFWS

Great Gull Island, NY (5913225582)
John Griffin, Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources (5472011134)

John Griffin, Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources (5472011134)

John R. Griffin, Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources, speaking at the Northeast Region Biologists Conference. Credit: USFWS

Katie Conrad, -ScienceWoman (16579783728)

Katie Conrad, -ScienceWoman (16579783728)

March is Women’s History month, and we want to highlight some of the amazing women here at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on our social media sites. Name: Katie Conrad Title: Fish and Wildlife Biologist D... More

Nest 2 Measurements (7537662374)

Nest 2 Measurements (7537662374)

Sea turtle eggs being relocated at Virginia Beach, VA. Credit: USFWS Crawl 2, Nest 2

North Attleboro, MA, June 2012- North Attleboro, MA, June 2012- Hatchery manager Larry Lofton (left) chats with (left to right) Senior Regional Fisheries Biologist David Perkins and Kevin Cheung and (7508976284)

North Attleboro, MA, June 2012- North Attleboro, MA, June 2012- Hatche...

North Attleboro, MA, June 2012: North Attleboro, MA, June 2012: Hatchery manager Larry Lofton (left) chats with (left to right) Senior Regional Fisheries Biologist David Perkins and Kevin Cheung and Dan Won... More

Nulhegan Basin Division, Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge. Credit- Ryan Hagerty-USFWS (4879501550)

Nulhegan Basin Division, Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge. Cre...

Nulhegan Basin Division, Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Ryan Hagerty/USFWS

Nulhegan Basin Division, Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge. Credit- Ryan Hagerty-USFWS (4878892303)

Nulhegan Basin Division, Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge. Cre...

Nulhegan Basin Division, Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Ryan Hagerty/USFWS

Photo Credit- Gillian Ball - USFWS (4741796517)

Photo Credit- Gillian Ball - USFWS (4741796517)

Photo Credit: Gillian Ball / USFWS

Photo of the Week - Biologist holding a gray bat (5057296039)

Photo of the Week - Biologist holding a gray bat (5057296039)

Photo of the Week - 10/6/10 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Missouri Department of Conservation biologists at a gray bat survey site. Credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWS Learn about white-nose syndrome, a disease ... More

Photo of the Week - Black Bear (ME) (12092767656)

Photo of the Week - Black Bear (ME) (12092767656)

Photo of the Week - 1/20/2014 Bears, such as the one pictured above at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, are protected by the Lacey Act, a federal wildlife protection statute which prohibits the interstate p... More

Photographed at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. (8578465400)

Photographed at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. (8578465400)

Photographed at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Azucena Ponce/USFWS

Red knot cannon netting in Cape Cod (9954812535)

Red knot cannon netting in Cape Cod (9954812535)

Biologist Stephanie Koch holds a red knot. Credit: Meagan Racey/USFWS http://www.fws.gov/northeast http://www.facebook.com/usfwsnortheast

Red knot cannon netting in Cape Cod (9965274535)

Red knot cannon netting in Cape Cod (9965274535)

A juvenile red knot is released after biologists outfitted it with a flag, metal band and geolocator. This knot was one of six captured this day at the north end of Nauset Beach. Credit: Meagan Racey/USFWS

River sediment carried by flood waters deposited on Hatchery grounds (6106632424)

River sediment carried by flood waters deposited on Hatchery grounds (...

Significant amounts of river sediment were deposited on White River National Fish Hatchery grounds during the Hurricane Irene flood event. photo credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWS

Sense of Wonder Camp (3992380703)

Sense of Wonder Camp (3992380703)

Sring 2009 session of the Sense of Wonder Camp, a camp for children ages 3-4 at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.Credit: Kate Toniolo/USFWS

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (14116512805)

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (14116512805)

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse speaking at the event. http://www.fws.gov/northeast

Shady Lea Mill Dam - the dilapidated mill (15894476700)

Shady Lea Mill Dam - the dilapidated mill (15894476700)

These Hurricane Sandy resilience projects will remove the White Rock and Bradford Dams, assess the Potter Hill Dam Fishway on the Pawcatuck River and remove the Shady Lea Mill Dam on the Mattatuxet River in Co... More

Slug hiding behind mushrooms along Bradley Brook at White River National Fish Hatchery. (8574372583)

Slug hiding behind mushrooms along Bradley Brook at White River Nation...

Slug hiding behind mushrooms along Bradley Brook at White River National Fish Hatchery. Credit: B.J. Allaire/USFWS

USFWS Employee Nate Bush (4790530671)

USFWS Employee Nate Bush (4790530671)

Nate Bush removing water chestnut. Credit: Maddie List/USFWS

USFWS Northeast Regional Director Wendi Weber and other partners at Stone Harbor Point restoration project tour (NJ) (17071005373)
White Rock Dam Removal - coffer dam and Pawcatuck River (21435929852)

White Rock Dam Removal - coffer dam and Pawcatuck River (21435929852)

This Hurricane Sandy resilience project includes removal of the White Rock dam in Westerly, R.I. and Stonington, Conn. In fall 2015, the entire dam will be removed from the Pawcatuck River. The project will ope... More

Youth Fishing Derby 2012 (7197950172)
Kayaking a wild river - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Kayaking a wild river - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River: As part of the Wild and Scenic River System, Upper Delaware attracts paddlers for its scenic beauty, pristine water, and rich recreational opportunities. But rememb... More

Ergonomic weed control - National Parks Gallery

Ergonomic weed control - National Parks Gallery

Roxbury Farm, Inc., a community supported agricultural enterprise, operates within the authorized boundary of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Their operation incorporates best management practices ... More

Star-Spangled Stem to Stern - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Star-Spangled Stem to Stern - Public Domain image, National Parks Gall...

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine: This year, Fort McHenry launched its public paddle program. On public paddle days, visitors can begin exploring the cultural and natural treasures of the Star... More

Large artifacts inside the unfinished Statue of Liberty Museum

Large artifacts inside the unfinished Statue of Liberty Museum

Statue of Liberty National Monument: Large artifacts lie inside the unfinished Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island.

"Junior" Ranger sworn in - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

"Junior" Ranger sworn in - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Stonewall National Memorial: Visitors of all ages can become junior rangers. One enthusiastic visitor takes the oath.

Fishing without water--or fish!

Fishing without water--or fish!

First State National Historical Park: A young visitor learns how to reel in her catch.

2013 Annual Fishing Derby (8735795598)

2013 Annual Fishing Derby (8735795598)

2013 Annual Fishing Derby

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist speaking with Alan Nogee from the Union of Concerned Scientists at the Northeast Region Biologists Conference. (5471415299)

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist speaking with Alan Nogee fr...

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist speaking with Alan Nogee from the Union of Concerned Scientists at the Northeast Region Biologists Conference. Credit: USFWS

Access to the areas of study was limited by private logging roads. A team is shown here staging for a hike into a area where Canada Lynx are known to be "denning". (4700060450)

Access to the areas of study was limited by private logging roads. A t...

Access to the areas of study was limited by private logging roads. A team is shown here staging for a hike into a area where Canada Lynx are known to be "denning". Credit: James Weliver / USFWS

Aerial view of damage at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (NJ) (8151077809)

Aerial view of damage at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (N...

Helicopter view of the south dike. Extensive sections of the south dike of the wildlife drive now look like this. Stay informed http://www.facebook.com/usfwsnortheast https://twitter.com/usfwsnortheast

American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) Upper Pool Marshbird Survey, 05 May 2012 (7164441192)

American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) Upper Pool Marshbird Survey, 05 M...

American bullfrog at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Steve Arena/USFWS

American Oystercatcher (4924352690)
As part of an education and outreach program, students got to see and ask questions about a live bald eagle (25550373734)

As part of an education and outreach program, students got to see and ...

As part of an education and outreach program, students got to see and ask questions about a live bald eagle Photo credit: Greg Thompson/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Beaver Run Eroded Streambank After Construction (8079839638)

Beaver Run Eroded Streambank After Construction (8079839638)

This photo shows a previously eroded streambank after habitat restoration practices were implemented. The bank was re-graded and protected by seeding and mulching. Credit: USFWS.

Boy and Tiger Head (5654677491)

Boy and Tiger Head (5654677491)

Credit: Bill Butcher/USFWS

Briggsville Dam Removal Celebration (5811466091)
Common eiders are a keystone species for Cape Cod. Their status illustrates the status of other seabirds and the overall Cape Cod Bay. They are a focal species for the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture, (13902747868)

Common eiders are a keystone species for Cape Cod. Their status illust...

Common eiders are a keystone species for Cape Cod. Their status illustrates the status of other seabirds and the overall Cape Cod Bay. They are a focal species for the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture, which seeks... More

Controlling invasive species (6818975650)

Controlling invasive species (6818975650)

A YCC crew member controls multiflora rose at the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

Dan Ashe gets a tour of the hatchery (6978234218)

Dan Ashe gets a tour of the hatchery (6978234218)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe visits the Northeast Region for a tour of the White River National Fish Hatchery in Bethel, Vermont on April 27, 2012. The hatchery was devastated by Tropical St... More

Day 3 - Cape May NWR Flyover (16479129449)

Day 3 - Cape May NWR Flyover (16479129449)

Day 3 of Hurricane Sandy Aerial Photography Tour - Cape May, National Wildlife Refuge

Day 4 - Tom's Cove, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge- Hurricane Sandy Aerial Tour (16042991404)
Egret soaring over Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (8577631865)

Egret soaring over Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (8577631865)

Credit: Steve Norris/USFWS Volunteer http://www.fws.gov/refuge/rachel_carson/ http://www.fws.gov/northeast/

Fishing Day at the Northeast Fishery Center in Lamar, PA. (4678301375)

Fishing Day at the Northeast Fishery Center in Lamar, PA. (4678301375)

Fishing Day at the Northeast Fishery Center in Lamar, PA. Credit: USFWS

Fishing event at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office in Hadley, MA (5684464993)

Fishing event at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office in Had...

Fishing event at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office in Hadley, MA Credit: USFWS

Flooding at WallKill River Refuge (6105997279)

Flooding at WallKill River Refuge (6105997279)

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, Sussex, N.J. Post-Irene flooded Liberty Loop impoundments and trail. Meagan Racey/USFWS

Flower With Pollinator (5890526467)

Flower With Pollinator (5890526467)

Northeast Regional Office Pollinator Garden, Hadley, MA. Credit: Samantha Derrick/USFWS

Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington, NH. (4150324902)

Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington, NH. (4150324902)

Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington, NH. Credit: Greg Thompson/USFWS

Great Gull Island, NY (5912677485)
Great Gull Island, NY (5913225314)
Great Gull Island, NY (5913241424)
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (4621670871)

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (4621670871)

Credit: Zachary Cava/USFWS Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex. http://www.fws.gov/northeast/greatmeadows/

Hyde Pond Dam - before removal (23107835412)

Hyde Pond Dam - before removal (23107835412)

The Hyde Pond Dam Removal project in Mystic, Conn. will remove the dam on Whitford Brook, a tributary of the Mystic River. It will restore fish passage to 4.1 stream miles and habitat for alewife, blueback her... More

Joe Bertrand teaches welding (6720569095)

Joe Bertrand teaches welding (6720569095)

Joe Bertrand, Maintenance Mechanic at Missisquoi NWR instructs employees of the Lake Champlain Fisheries Office on the finer points of welding. Credit: USFWS

Looking through the large net (4741800817)

Looking through the large net (4741800817)

Photo Credit: Gillian Ball / USFWS

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (5528217146)

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (5528217146)

The 3/4 mile Morris Island Trail takes visitors through a variety of coastal habitats. Credit: Keith Shannon/USFWS Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refu... More

Nekton Sampling - Throw Trap (14667340734)

Nekton Sampling - Throw Trap (14667340734)

The Salt Marsh crew at Rachel Carson NWR practice throwing the "throw trap." Photo: Sarah Fensore / USFWS thisiswhatsciencelookslike

Performing surgery on a common eider (14089331305)

Performing surgery on a common eider (14089331305)

Dr. Samantha Gibbs prepares a common eider to get implanted with a radio transmitter. Information will show where the birds are traveling and may help determine what area is exposing them to the virus.

Photo by Yaneliz Tomasini (5863925017)

Photo by Yaneliz Tomasini (5863925017)

This picture is my favorite because I find it very appealing. I love how the ladybug gives more life to the picture and makes it interesting. It shows how beautiful nature really is. -Yaneliz Tomasini For m... More

Photo of the week - Cedar waxwing (MA) (5910060040)

Photo of the week - Cedar waxwing (MA) (5910060040)

Photo of the Week - 07/06/11 Cedar Waxwing photographed at Hawley Bog, north of Hawley, MA, on 4 July 2011. Credit: Bill Thompson/USFWS

Pool and weir ladder 4 (9446867366)

Pool and weir ladder 4 (9446867366)

http://www.fws.gov/northeast

Preparing for surgery (13902722369)

Preparing for surgery (13902722369)

Dr. Samantha Gibbs sedating a common eider before implanting it with a radio transmitter to track where the birds are traveling during migration. The information may help determine the cause of mortality and p... More

Restoring homes for New England cottontails (5927629758)

Restoring homes for New England cottontails (5927629758)

Planting native shrubs on Cutts Island in May 2009. Planting these helps create habitat for the New England cottontail, which uses thickets, young forest and shrubland for its home. These young forests are gen... More

Richard Cronin National Salmon Station (4081466092)

Richard Cronin National Salmon Station (4081466092)

Volunteers harvesting salmon eggs at the Richard Cronin National Salmon Station in Sunderland, MA. Credit: James Weliver/USFWS

SET (Surface Elevation Table) Rod installation - Cape May, NJ (15288577805)

SET (Surface Elevation Table) Rod installation - Cape May, NJ (1528857...

Before heading out via water to access some salt marsh units along the bay, the boats are packed up with all the necessary supplies. SurfaceElevationTableCapeMayHurricaneSandy

Setting Tern Free (4856394829)

Setting Tern Free (4856394829)

Credit: Rosie Walunas/USFWS

Skipper on Garden Phlox (5277660247)

Skipper on Garden Phlox (5277660247)

Skipper on garden phlox at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Credit: Frank Miles/USFWS

SNAP! Photo by Julianna (31616474286)

SNAP! Photo by Julianna (31616474286)

My favorite thing about today was taking pictures! Because I love being outside with, or without my friends. - Julianna

Sunset over Cranberry Pool September 2012 (8026648824)

Sunset over Cranberry Pool September 2012 (8026648824)

MIssisquoi National Wildlife Refuge wetlands Credit: Ken Sturm/USFWS

Surface Elevation Table (10476569265)

Surface Elevation Table (10476569265)

Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe and Regional Director Weber learn from biologist Vinny Turner how a surface elevation table is used to measure relative sediment elevation. Photo credit: Keith Shannon/USFWS

Surveying Success (5951596766)

Surveying Success (5951596766)

In some areas, small, sparse stalks began to grow back this spring.

Tree Sparrow (14284479754)

Tree Sparrow (14284479754)

Tree Sparrow Photo credit: Ken Sturm; USFWS

Volunteer planting at the Hyde Pond dam removal site (26504761364)

Volunteer planting at the Hyde Pond dam removal site (26504761364)

Photo credit: Darci Palmquist/USFWS Dozens of volunteers came out on a rainy Saturday to help plant native vegetation along the banks of Mystic's Whitford Brook, which is now flowing freely for the first time ... More

Wade Jodun, Dan Ashe and Ken Gillette (7124340943)

Wade Jodun, Dan Ashe and Ken Gillette (7124340943)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe visits the Northeast Region for a tour of the White River National Fish Hatchery in Bethel, Vermont on April 27, 2012. The hatchery was devastated by Tropical St... More

White Rock Dam Removal - excavator on coffer dam (21435928182)

White Rock Dam Removal - excavator on coffer dam (21435928182)

This Hurricane Sandy resilience project includes removal of the White Rock dam in Westerly, R.I. and Stonington, Conn. In fall 2015, the entire dam will be removed from the Pawcatuck River. The project will op... More

Wildlife inspectors check animal hides in a legal shipment of wildlife products. Credit-Catherine J. Hibbard-USFWS (16308710296)

Wildlife inspectors check animal hides in a legal shipment of wildlife...

Wildlife inspectors check animal hides in a legal shipment of wildlife products. Credit:Catherine J. Hibbard/USFWS

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