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USFWS -SageGrouse in the Schools (16529058683)

USFWS -SageGrouse in the Schools (16529058683)

Students take notes and act as citizen scientists while viewing a greater sage-grouse in Idaho as a part of the Sage Grouse in the Schools program.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (9444965138)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (9444965138)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USFWS (17078269606)

USFWS (17078269606)

FWS Public Affairs Officer, Jane Chorazy met a new friend at the Archery Event at Klineline Pond. Photo Credit: USFWS

13th Place - Crestons View of Jessup Mill Pond (7456976250)

13th Place - Crestons View of Jessup Mill Pond (7456976250)

Summertime is a great time to visit the Creston National Fish Hatchery in Montana. "As you walk the grounds, don't forget to take the time to take a photo or two..." Location: Creston National Fish Hatchery ... More

Greater Sage-Grouse in Red Desert, WY (7487155676)

Greater Sage-Grouse in Red Desert, WY (7487155676)

This photo was taken during lek counts in April, 2010 in core sage-grouse habitat in south central Wyoming. North Table Rock is in background. Location: Sweetwater County, WY Credit: Mark Bellis / USFWS Photo ... More

Morning Bison (7467045148)

Morning Bison (7467045148)

Bison on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY. Credit: Ameen Al-Ghetta Photo Contest Entry #83

Week 8, Final Week, Creston National Fish Hatchery, Creston, MT (6171164924)

Week 8, Final Week, Creston National Fish Hatchery, Creston, MT (61711...

The final week of the 2011 NW Montana Native YCC program. YCC crew members help net and load fish into the fish truck at Creston National Fish Hatchery. Credit: USFWS Photo Contest Entry #191

2015 Recovery Champion Awardee (27041722322)

2015 Recovery Champion Awardee (27041722322)

Scott Morrison of The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Field Supervisor Steve Henry. Photo by Ashley Spratt/USFWS

24-inch steelhead from Maria Ygnacio Creek in Santa Barbara County, California. (39868976440)

24-inch steelhead from Maria Ygnacio Creek in Santa Barbara County, Ca...

Photo courtesy of Mark Capelli. Public domain image related to the State of California, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A friendly reminder for visitors to watch their step and to not touch the Western monarch butterflies while walking around the grove. (31934203263)
A young girl uses binoculars for the first time to watch the seagulls at Monterey State Beach. (32986504481)
Agencies working together at SR-76 Restoration Site (34064418064)

Agencies working together at SR-76 Restoration Site (34064418064)

Partners from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Caltrans were involved in making sure this restoration provided suitable habitat for native wildlife. Photo by Joan... More

Alaska blackfish - A box filled with fish sitting on top of dry grass
American Coot Flock - A flock of birds standing next to a body of water
AMNWR Roads Flooded-14 12-27-10 (5300403269)

AMNWR Roads Flooded-14 12-27-10 (5300403269)

AMNWR Roads Flooded-14 12-27-10

Anaho Island NWR adult American white pelican on nest (9688522378)
Anas acuta - A couple of ducks floating on top of a body of water

Anas acuta - A couple of ducks floating on top of a body of water

Northern pintail (Anas acuta) mated pair, photographed in the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Anodonta californiensis FWS 19245

Anodonta californiensis FWS 19245

California floater (Anodonta californiensis) Public domain image related to the State of California, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Public Domain Images - Arctic Hare

Public Domain Images - Arctic Hare

Title: Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) Original title: Lepus othus; assumed to be L. arcticus in alternate version of file Creator: USFWS Source: WO2550-21 Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Contributor: D... More

Arroyo chub (left) and Santa Ana sucker (right) in Santa Ana River (34660565623)
Bald Eagle Tree Roost (5658287744)
Bi-State Sage GrousSecretary Jewell Makes Bi-State Sage Grouse Announcement (17021732557)

Bi-State Sage GrousSecretary Jewell Makes Bi-State Sage Grouse Announc...

Thanks to the successful efforts of local, state and federal stakeholders, today Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse in Nevada and California has... More

Biologists and scientists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife observe unarmored threespine sticklebacks before rereleasing them into the wild (34091669232)

Biologists and scientists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and ...

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (April 14, 2017) - Biologists and scientists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife observe unarmored threespine sticklebacks ... More

Bird mist netting (7604676798)

Bird mist netting (7604676798)

Let's Explore Wild Birds event Public domain scan of print / book page depicting birds, ornithology, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Black-tailed rabbit - A rabbit standing in a field of tall grass

Black-tailed rabbit - A rabbit standing in a field of tall grass

Jackrabbit sits alert waiting to flee from harm. Location: Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, CA

Brook trout - A painting of a fish with a quote written on it

Brook trout - A painting of a fish with a quote written on it

Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)Nederlands: bronforelMagyar: Pataki pisztráng

Burrowing Owl (8361376627)

Burrowing Owl (8361376627)

Burrowing Owl near Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Jeri Krueger/USFWS)

Burrowing Owl near Las Vegas, Nevada (5187893268)

Burrowing Owl near Las Vegas, Nevada (5187893268)

Credit: USFWS Public domain scan of print / book page depicting birds, ornithology, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

California Ground Squirrel (5711528104)

California Ground Squirrel (5711528104)

California Ground Squirrel Public domain image related to the State of California, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

California Tiger Salamander (6080565181)

California Tiger Salamander (6080565181)

Photo credit: Michael van Hattem Public domain image related to the State of California, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Calopogon tuberosus - wild pink orchid

Calopogon tuberosus - wild pink orchid

Calopogon tuberosus - wild pink orchid, in New Hampshire Transferred from en.wikipedia (Original text : http://www.fws.gov/digitalmedia/FullRes/natdiglib/BA929C90-A08C-4DFF-BCBDC472AF18F984.jpg) 22:27, 29 Nove... More

Camp Glenwood Boys Prepared to Dig (8057672626)

Camp Glenwood Boys Prepared to Dig (8057672626)

The boys from Camp Glenwood came to Pescadero to lend some muscle to the breaching efforts. Photo Credit: SarahSwenty/USFWS

Cardinal by Brezinski, David

Cardinal by Brezinski, David

Cardinal by Brezinski, David Public domain scan of print / book page depicting birds, ornithology, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Catostomus rimiculus FWS 22088

Catostomus rimiculus FWS 22088

Klamath smallscale sucker (Catostomus rimiculus)

Checking oil well on Delta National Wildlife Refuge

Checking oil well on Delta National Wildlife Refuge

Checking oil well on Delta National Wildlife RefugeTransferred from en.wikipedia to Commons. (Original text: http://www.fws.gov/digitalmedia/FullRes/natdiglib/651914AB-AA12-4045-A8DF58E5533BB66D.jpg)

Chen canagica, Yukon Delta NWR 3

Chen canagica, Yukon Delta NWR 3

Emperor Goose Chen canagica with goslings, Yukon Delta NWR, Alaska, USA

Children celebrate Western Monarch Day by individually crafting their very own monarch in memory of a loved one who has passed away, to honor the Dia de los Muertos cultural tradition.. (32368359750)
Children visit Stone Lakes NWR (5709831817)

Children visit Stone Lakes NWR (5709831817)

Stone Lakes NWR in Elk Grove, Calif. hosts dozens of school groups each year. Here the kids have a chance to learn about nature and national wildlife refuges.(USFWS photo)

China Camp State Park (10841944054)

China Camp State Park (10841944054)

Only 8 percent of the San Francisco Bay’s original marshlands remaining viable today. Valary Bloom/USFWS

Clark Winchell at Santa Margarita headwaters (39869043350)
Cleveland's horkelia is a great nectar source for pollinators (35464346891)
Copperhead snake - A close up of a snake's head with its mouth open

Copperhead snake - A close up of a snake's head with its mouth open

Close up of head of the copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix).

Coral Reef - A group of fish swimming over a coral reef

Coral Reef - A group of fish swimming over a coral reef

Coral Reef in Florida by Jerry Reid, WO-3540-CD42A, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Cyanocitta cristata FWS (uncropped)

Cyanocitta cristata FWS (uncropped)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) photographed in the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge

Cyprinodon diabolis FWS 7

Cyprinodon diabolis FWS 7

Devil's Hole pupfish, Cyprinodon diabolis

Delta geese 2017-02-15 (35249295180)

Delta geese 2017-02-15 (35249295180)

A trio of white snow geese domestic geese greet visitors at a Walnut Grove marina in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. USFWS Photo/Steve Martarano

Delta Smelt (36489759745)

Delta Smelt (36489759745)

Delta smelt that are part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's refugio population at Livingston Stone National Fish Hatchery near Shasta Dam/Redding. USFWS Photo/Steve Martarano

Egrets at the San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge (38720897642)

Egrets at the San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge (38720897642)

November 20, 2017. USFWS Photo/Steve Martarano Public domain photograph of a swan in a pond, reflection in the water, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Etheostoma fonticola FWS 20416

Etheostoma fonticola FWS 20416

Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola)

Evermann's Rock Ptarmigan male (cropped)

Evermann's Rock Ptarmigan male (cropped)

Male Evermann's Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus evermanni), Attu island, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

Farallon Island NWR Sign (14289829802)

Farallon Island NWR Sign (14289829802)

Learn more about the refuge at: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Farallon/" www.fws.gov/refuge/Farallon/</a> Photo: Eric Davis/USFWS

Female mallard (22831999690)

Female mallard (22831999690)

Students from Anacapa Middle School joined FWS biologists Michael Glenn and Mark Ogonowski at the Ventura Harbor Wetlands Ecological Reserve for a day of birding. Treated waste water from the City of Ventura's ... More

Fish ladder for migrating fish to bypass dam blocking their natural route

Fish ladder for migrating fish to bypass dam blocking their natural ro...

Image title: Fish ladder for migrating fish to bypass dam blocking their natural route Image from Public domain images website, http://www.public-domain-image.com/full-image/miscellaneous-public-domain-images-... More

Flamingo landing (38696019940)

Flamingo landing (38696019940)

The missing secondary feathers on the right wing indicate that this bird has indeed once lived in captivity. (Lisa Cox/USFWS)

Florida Manatee FWS 26 - A manass is swimming in the ocean

Florida Manatee FWS 26 - A manass is swimming in the ocean

Florida Manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, swims near Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Gallinula galeata at Squaw Creek NWR

Gallinula galeata at Squaw Creek NWR

Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri. First uploaded July 18, 2003 - de:Wikipedia

Green Jay on a Javelina or Collared Peccary (original)

Green Jay on a Javelina or Collared Peccary (original)

Green Jay Cyanocorax luxuosus on a Collared Peccary Pecari tajacu

Grizzly Bear Yellowstone

Grizzly Bear Yellowstone

Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone National Park Ursus arctos horribilis Reaching weights of about 400- 1500 lbs, the grizzly bear is mainly nocturnal and in preparation for winter will put on hundreds of pound of fa... More

Grouse-painting-FWS - Drawing. Public domain image.

Grouse-painting-FWS - Drawing. Public domain image.

bird illustrations 1-3 Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) 4-6 Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) 7 Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) 8-10 Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus sp.)

Gymnogyps californianus -near Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, California, USA -adult and chick in cave-8 (1)

Gymnogyps californianus -near Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge...

Gymnogyps californianus English: An adult California Condor protecting its chick in a nest cave near Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, California, USA.

Gyrfalcon nest - A rock formation in the middle of a desert

Gyrfalcon nest - A rock formation in the middle of a desert

Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) nest Русский: Гнездо кречета (Falco rusticolus)

Haliaeetus leucocephalus-flight-USFWS

Haliaeetus leucocephalus-flight-USFWS

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in Flight

Hazel Rodriguez of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service interviews students at Bernice Curren School about their schoolyard habitat and what they've been doing to help save monarch butterflies at their school. (30539383741)

Hazel Rodriguez of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service interviews stude...

Video by Ashley Spratt/USFWS Public domain photograph related to music, performing arts, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Hermes copper butterfly (5559012176)

Hermes copper butterfly (5559012176)

Hermes copper butterfly is found primarily in San Diego County, California, with a few records of the species documented in Baja California, Mexico. It inhabits coastal sage scrub and southern mixed chaparral a... More

Hoodedwarbler01 - A yellow and black bird sitting in a nest

Hoodedwarbler01 - A yellow and black bird sitting in a nest

Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina) Public domain scan of print / book page depicting birds, ornithology, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Hylocichla mustelina - A brown and white bird sitting on top of a tree branch

Hylocichla mustelina - A brown and white bird sitting on top of a tree...

Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) Creator: Maslowski, Steve Source: WO-4548-17 Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Icterus galbula1 - A small yellow and gray bird sitting on a branch
Jan Hamber, condor advocate and conservationist, with Diego Blanco of the Pasadena Young Birders Club. Photo by Susan Gilliland (23590492373)

Jan Hamber, condor advocate and conservationist, with Diego Blanco of ...

A 35-year-old male California condor that has served a pivotal role in returning condors to the skies above California for the past 30 years was returned to the wild on December 29, 2015 by biologists at Bitter... More

Kit Fox (9475867560) - A small fox sitting in the dirt next to a wall

Kit Fox (9475867560) - A small fox sitting in the dirt next to a wall

The Kit Fox is a species protected by the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan. Photo Credit: Carley Sweet/USFWS

Mountains and Glacial Valley - Togiak National Wildlife Refuge

Mountains and Glacial Valley - Togiak National Wildlife Refuge

Mountains and Glacial Valley - Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Public domain photograph, mountain range, aerial photograph view, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Noturus flavus FWS 21063

Noturus flavus FWS 21063

Stonecat (Noturus flavus)

Palomar Mountain Overlook (35556110646)

Palomar Mountain Overlook (35556110646)

Photo by Joanna Gilkeson/USFWS.

Paul Souza, Pacific Southwest Regional Director (30269791670)
Phacelia formosula FWS 13860 (cropped)

Phacelia formosula FWS 13860 (cropped)

Phacelia formosula (North Park phacelia) Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Photo ours kodiac - A large brown bear standing in the grass

Photo ours kodiac - A large brown bear standing in the grass

Français : photo de l'ours kodiak English: Kodiak Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Plant ID in action (35051726071)

Plant ID in action (35051726071)

Photo by Joanna Gilkeson/USFWS. Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Podiceps auritus oisillons

Podiceps auritus oisillons

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) with Young taken at Potter's Marsh, Anchorage Coastal Refuge, Alaska. Français : Grèbe esclavon (Podiceps auritus) et ses oisillons, en Alaska

Pond H (36909276314) - A small pond surrounded by grass and trees

Pond H (36909276314) - A small pond surrounded by grass and trees

This large pond in the northeast portion of Sparling Ranch supports extensive cattails for attachment of California red-legged frog egg masses, and also supports breeding California tiger salamanders. Photo by ... More

Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk sitting on branch with head down eating

Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk sitting on branch with head down eatin...

Accipiter striatus venator English: A Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk sitting on branch with head down eating

Redear Sunfish (38578309800)

Redear Sunfish (38578309800)

Redear sunfish captured and returned to the San Joaquin River near Tracy, California during U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service white sturgeon monitoring operations Nov. 28, 2017. USFWS Photo/Steve Martarano

Refuge Manager Brian Collins takes a break from nest searching (6555233797)
Sacramento River Juvenile Anadromous Fish Monitoring Project at Red Bluff (22554363638)

Sacramento River Juvenile Anadromous Fish Monitoring Project at Red Bl...

Rotary screw traps at the base of the Red Bluff Diversion Dam on the Sacramento River. USFWS photo/Steve Martarano

San Fernando Valley Spineflower at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve (39797961735)

San Fernando Valley Spineflower at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Spac...

Recognizing the ecological value of Ahmanson Ranch, the land was purchased by the state of California, and as a result, is today the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, a permanently protected open s... More

San Fernando Valley spineflower spotted at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve in Ventura County (38882775270)

San Fernando Valley spineflower spotted at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon O...

Recognizing the ecological value of Ahmanson Ranch, the land was purchased by the state of California, and as a result, is today the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, a permanently protected open s... More

Setting snake traps (26954311024)

Setting snake traps (26954311024)

Herpetologist Dr. (PhD) Bob Reed, USGS-Fort Collins Science Center, and Service biologists Ashley Hall and Ryan Munez, set snake traps at Mittry lake, Near Yuma, Arizona, the first discovery site of the southe... More

Short-tailed albatross FWS 4

Short-tailed albatross FWS 4

Male Short-tailed albatross incubating egg

Silene polypetala - Flowers from US Fish and Wildlife Service gallery

Silene polypetala - Flowers from US Fish and Wildlife Service gallery

Fringed campion in full flower (Silene polypetala), Georgia, USA

Smallmouth bass

Smallmouth bass

Transparent PNG of Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)

Southwestern College Fire Academy 2014 Class 9 (14789971045)

Southwestern College Fire Academy 2014 Class 9 (14789971045)

Group photo of the 2014 Southwestern College recruits on the last day of field exercises during the Academy (Lisa Cox/USFWS).

Spizella arborea DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Iowa

Spizella arborea DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Iowa

An American Tree Sparrow at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge

Staff kayaking inspect blackbird colony (37391837125)

Staff kayaking inspect blackbird colony (37391837125)

Biologists from Kern National Wildlife Refuge paddle to one of the tricolored blackbird colonies on Kern National Wildlife Refuge. This sprng and summer, tricolored blackbirds established nesting colonies on Me... More

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge at twilight (5347353378)
Sycamore leaves (5430671367)

Sycamore leaves (5430671367)

Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge Sycamore Tree on the Phelan Island Unit on SRNWR. (Justine Belson/USFWS)

Tahoe Yellow Cress (21834179110)

Tahoe Yellow Cress (21834179110)

The Tahoe yellow cress, a small flowering plant in the mustard family, flourishes on the pristine, high-elevation shore of Lake Tahoe. Due to successful conservation efforts by federal, state, local and privat... More

The reptile scavenger hunt (6173055307)

The reptile scavenger hunt (6173055307)

Kids work together to figure out which reptile species are native to their area - Amargosa Valley, Nevada. Stephanie Kyriazis/USFWS

Tiger (37090440124) - A tiger walking in a fenced in area

Tiger (37090440124) - A tiger walking in a fenced in area

Tiger recovered during Operation Jungle Book. Charges were recently filed against 16 defendants in connection with Operation Jungle Book – the largest prosecutorial sweep in the Los Angeles area. The operation ... More

Trucks transporting salmon at the San Pablo Bay release site (16865720091)
Typical dune habitat of the Smith’s blue butterfly. (30791512410)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff with Director Ashe on Santa Cruz Island (28815291452)
USFWS biologists Kendra Chan (left) and Karen Sinclair (right) record data on overwintering monarchs at Camino Real Park. (37599000485)

USFWS biologists Kendra Chan (left) and Karen Sinclair (right) record ...

VENTURA, Calif. - (November 16, 2017) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Kendra Chan (left) and Karen Sinclair (right) record data on overwintering monarchs sighted at Camino Real Park. The Monarch Butterfly Thank... More

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