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Bobcat at Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge (8816750720)

Bobcat at Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge (8816750720)

These photos are taken in the evening very close to the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge visitor center. (Photo by Mark Stewart/USFWS) From the photographer: "We have a lot of cover, a small pond and lots ... More

San Pablo Bay marsh (10841943774)

San Pablo Bay marsh (10841943774)

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

Vernal pool restoration site at Camp Pendleton (35051726581)
California kingsnake sideview (8122454422)

California kingsnake sideview (8122454422)

Range: Eastern and southwestern Oregon, California, southwestern Nevada, southern Utah and western Arizona and into Baja, Mexico. Habitat: Highly adaptable; woodlands, coniferous forests, grassland, cultivated ... More

San Joaquin kit fox (6080566711)

San Joaquin kit fox (6080566711)

San Joaquin kit fox Photo Credit: Carley Sweet, USFWS

Santa Cruz Island fox (28015633003)

Santa Cruz Island fox (28015633003)

Close-up shot of a Santa Cruz Island fox (Urocyon littoralis santacruzae; federally endangered). Photo submitted by Jon Avery, a wildlife biologist with Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. (Photo: Jon Avery/USFWS)

All fur no blubber (5187893032)

All fur no blubber (5187893032)

Sea otters have the densest fur in the animal kingdom, ranging from 250,000 to a million hairs per square inch, which insulates them and maintains warmth. Unlike other marine mammals, the sea otter does not hav... More

Bay Checkerspot Butterly (5187893000)
Bobcat at Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge (8816751288)

Bobcat at Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge (8816751288)

These photos are taken in the evening very close to the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge visitor center. (Photo by Mark Stewart/USFWS) From the photographer: "We have a lot of cover, a small pond and lots ... More

Male black-tailed deer in Pacific Grove, CA. (31649895306)
Quino Checkerspot Butterfly adult (31651368356)

Quino Checkerspot Butterfly adult (31651368356)

(Andrew Fisher/USFWS Volunteer Biologist)

Aleutian and snow geese at San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge (37866270785)

Aleutian and snow geese at San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge (37866...

From the Beckwith Road viewing platform. November 21, 2017. USFWS Photo/Steve Martarano

Anaho Island NWR adult American white pelican (9688522626)
California Quail (8330039899)

California Quail (8330039899)

California quail photos taken in Gardnerville, NV (Photo: Jeannie Stafford/USFWS 12/2012)

Close up (16326722127)

Close up (16326722127)

Island fox close up. Photo by Hauf/timhaufphotography.com

California Quail (8330026131)

California Quail (8330026131)

California quail photos taken in Gardnerville, NV (Photo: Jeannie Stafford/USFWS 12/2012)

California Quail (9405494428)

California Quail (9405494428)

California quail standing in profile on fence post. (Photo Credit: USFWS)

Island fox (15890087354)

Island fox (15890087354)

Photo by Tim Hauf/timhaufphotography.com

Island fox. Photo courtesy of Chuck Graham. (24544657790)

Island fox. Photo courtesy of Chuck Graham. (24544657790)

Island fox. Photo courtesy of Chuck Graham.

San Miguel Island (14721037015)

San Miguel Island (14721037015)

San Miguel Island, the northern-most Channel Island, is owned by the U.S. Navy but managed by the National Park Service. Photo by Steve Henry/USFWS.

Girl Scouts individualized their nest platform (22621958314)

Girl Scouts individualized their nest platform (22621958314)

Biologists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service teamed up with Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast on November 22, 2015 at Camp Arnaz near Ojai to build floating nest platforms that will be used by fed... More

California Least tern sitting on nest (6797959111)
Mount Shasta (8737215508)

Mount Shasta (8737215508)

Mount Shasta dominates the landscape in the Shasta Valley of Northern California (Photo by Matt Baun/USFWS)

Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge (31314472490)

Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge (31314472490)

Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge hosts hundreds of migratory birds along the Pacific flyway. Since California has lost over 95% of its original wetlands, the Salton Sea provides much needed habitat for wildl... More

Burrowing Owl near Las Vegas, Nevada (5187893268)
California Tiger Salamander (6080565181)

California Tiger Salamander (6080565181)

Photo credit: Michael van Hattem

Kit Fox (9475867560)

Kit Fox (9475867560)

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

Andrea Adams, Cat Darst and Connie Rutherford of the Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office on a site visit at the Santa Monica Mountains (16984406488)

Andrea Adams, Cat Darst and Connie Rutherford of the Ventura Fish and ...

Biologists from the Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office visited some of the few known sites for threatened and endangered plant species in southern California in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Subspecies of th... More

Close up of a Bee fly (Syrphid) on Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum) (27083772046)

Close up of a Bee fly (Syrphid) on Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellu...

Partners for Fish and Wildlife project in San Diego County Photo credit: USFWS/J.Snapp-Cook

Hunting1 (5040114802)
Mountain yellow-legged frog at the San Franciso Zoo 1 (23270165929)

Mountain yellow-legged frog at the San Franciso Zoo 1 (23270165929)

Photo Credit: Marianne Hale/SF Zoo Raised in the safety of the zoo, the rescued tadpoles and froglets quickly develop into healthy adults.

Coyote Ridge 3 (16750392230)

Coyote Ridge 3 (16750392230)

Photo credit: Bjorn Erickson/USFWS Staff from the Service's Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office went out to see the habitat and species being conserved as part of the recently completed Santa Clara Valley HCP ... More

Hunting (5039493931)
Fort Ruby and Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge (21686057929)

Fort Ruby and Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge (21686057929)

Fort Ruby and the nearby Ruby Valley Pony Express Station, are within the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge. This is a land shaped by water and surrounded by arid hills. These springs and grasslands are home t... More

Island fox. Photo courtesy of Chuck Graham. (24213309803)

Island fox. Photo courtesy of Chuck Graham. (24213309803)

Island fox. Photo courtesy of Chuck Graham.

Mixed Ducks in Flight (5257967391)

Mixed Ducks in Flight (5257967391)

Mixed ducks at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in CA. (Mike Peters/USFWS)

Time Lapse Video of California condor egg 216 pipping (26108201462)
-RefugioOilResponse Wildlife Operations (18748723812)

-RefugioOilResponse Wildlife Operations (18748723812)

Wildlife operations crews from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Fish and Wildlife respond to an oiled wildlife report west of Refugio State Beach ... More

-ScienceWoman, JodyFraser (16307128154)

-ScienceWoman, JodyFraser (16307128154)

Title: Fish and Wildlife Biologist Duty station: Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office Who is your Female Conservation Hero or Mentor? Of course the classics – Rachel Carson and Mardy Murie – but here in the FW... More

2015 Recovery Champion Awardee (27136720065)

2015 Recovery Champion Awardee (27136720065)

Eamon O'Byrne of The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Robert McMorran. Photo by Ashley Spratt/USFWS

30,000 square feet will be planted this spring. Photo by Steve Henry USFWS. (16687603460)

30,000 square feet will be planted this spring. Photo by Steve Henry U...

Simi Valley Adventist School is proud to partner with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create a Schoolyard Habitat that will serve as a haven for native plant and animal species. Through a $5,700 grant pro... More

A Helping Hand (24127098524)

A Helping Hand (24127098524)

Girl Scouts and FWS public affairs officer Ashley Spratt use wooden planks to safely cross the muddy lagoons at Navy Base Ventura County. Photo by Mary Root/USFWS.

A Lynx Spider warms in the San Bernardino sunshine above East Fork Creek (31165699415)
A sign advises beachgoers to avoid disturbing marine wildlife after an unusual number of ill or deceased marine wildlife washed up on Ventura and Santa Barbara county beaches. (36220749811)

A sign advises beachgoers to avoid disturbing marine wildlife after an...

OXNARD, Calif. (May 1, 2017) - A sign advises beachgoers to avoid disturbing marine wildlife after an unusual number of ill or deceased marine wildlife washed up on Ventura and Santa Barbara county beaches. Bio... More

A young girl attentively admires her recently dug hole where she will place a coastal dune plant. (32297813503)
Adult mountain yellow-legged frogs before release (31129728156)

Adult mountain yellow-legged frogs before release (31129728156)

San Bernardino National Forest: Captive bred endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs wait during the acclimation period before being reintroduced into the wild. Photo by Joshua Allen Ray/USFWS.

After release, Tucker swims in the open ocean (37001999386)
Aleutian and snow geese at San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge (23887578637)

Aleutian and snow geese at San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge (23887...

From the Beckwith Road viewing platform. November 20, 2017. USFWS Photo/Steve Martarano

Aleutian and snow geese at San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge (24879917608)

Aleutian and snow geese at San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge (24879...

Sunset from the Beckwith Road viewing platform. November 21, 2017. USFWS Photo/Steve Martarano

Aleutian and snow geese at San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge (24879967298)

Aleutian and snow geese at San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge (24879...

From the Beckwith Road viewing platform. November 21, 2017. USFWS Photo/Steve Martarano

Aleutian and snow geese at San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge (26976947999)

Aleutian and snow geese at San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge (26976...

Sunset from the Beckwith Road viewing platform. November 20, 2017. USFWS Photo/Steve Martarano

Algodones Dunes Wilderness and Recreation Area (30288877293)

Algodones Dunes Wilderness and Recreation Area (30288877293)

On the far-side of the road is the Algodones Dunes Wilderness Area, while the recreation area is in the fore-front of this image. Photo by Joanna Gilkeson/USFWS.

Alyson showing damselfly to kids (7604658324)

Alyson showing damselfly to kids (7604658324)

"Let's Explore Bugs" event at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada.

American avocets in non-breeding plumage check out newly-dredged channels (6518326151)

American avocets in non-breeding plumage check out newly-dredged chann...

Avocets, among hundreds of other shorebirds each day, came in search of newly-exposed mudflats as the receding tide exposed mollusks that hadn't been accessible in over 50 years. Taken on 10.21.11 (Lisa Cox/USFWS)

American white pelicans at Anaho Island NWR (8715096185)

American white pelicans at Anaho Island NWR (8715096185)

These fish-eating birds rely on the spring spawning runs of Pyramid Lake fish as well as the numerous shallow lakes and wetlands within 70 miles of the island for food. (Cindy Sandoval/USFWS)

AMNWR Roads Flooded-6 12-27-10 (5300379007)

AMNWR Roads Flooded-6 12-27-10 (5300379007)

AMNWR Roads Flooded-6 12-27-10

An adult California tiger salamander (5349327007)
Arroyo chub in the Santa Ana River (35303592002)
Artificial Owl Burrows-Las Vegas, NV (5269987351)

Artificial Owl Burrows-Las Vegas, NV (5269987351)

Chris Morris of William Lyon Homes pitches in as new artificial owl burrows are installed at the Gilcrease Orchard in Las Vegas, NV.

Artificial Owl Burrows-Las Vegas, NV (5269994947)

Artificial Owl Burrows-Las Vegas, NV (5269994947)

Mark Ruben, Director of the Gilcrease Orchard Foundation, prepares to bury the flexible tubing that will become part of a new owl burrow.

Ash Meadows Sunset (5489666487)
Bay Checkerspot Butterfly 3 (16936870601)

Bay Checkerspot Butterfly 3 (16936870601)

Photo credit: Bjorn Erickson/USFWS Staff from the Service's Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office went out to see the habitat and species being conserved as part of the recently completed Santa Clara Valley HCP ... More

Bee fly (Syrphid) on Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum) (27083772906)

Bee fly (Syrphid) on Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum) (2708377290...

Partners for Fish and Wildlife project in San Diego County Photo credit: USFWS/J.Snapp-Cook

Bi-State Sage GrousSecretary Jewell Makes Bi-State Sage Grouse Announcement (16608951383)

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

Bi-State Sage GrousSecretary Jewell Makes Bi-State Sage Grouse Announcement (17041611270)

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

Bi-State Sage GrousSecretary Jewell Makes Bi-State Sage Grouse Announcement (17227438342)

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

Bi-State Sage GrousSecretary Jewell Makes Bi-State Sage Grouse Announcement (17228589231)

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

Biologist Karen Sinclair wearing her monarch mask at the Western Monarch Day celebration. (32710255046)
Biologist Mary Martin and kids are all smiles as they color in their paper monarch butterflies. (31934214183)
Biologists scouring the field in search of pedate checker-mallow (36260052250)
Blue Heron Trail (5202016113)

Blue Heron Trail (5202016113)

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Blue Heron Trail, built with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds [project number R8-46].

Boat on Montezuma Slough (5204368185)

Boat on Montezuma Slough (5204368185)

USFWS photo/Steve Martarano Public domain photograph of a motorboat, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain photograph of sailboat, sailing, sail, free to use, no copy... More

Bobcat at Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge (8816751444)

Bobcat at Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge (8816751444)

These photos are taken in the evening very close to the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge visitor center. (Photo by Mark Stewart/USFWS) From the photographer: "We have a lot of cover, a small pond and lots ... More

Bobcat at Tule Lake Refuge (5657706937)

Bobcat at Tule Lake Refuge (5657706937)

Bobcat at Tule Lake Refuge

Botany team (26794277603)

Botany team (26794277603)

The team of biologists from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, California State Parks, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that located the federally endangered Indian Knob mountainbalm plant where it had not bee... More

Butte Sink Wildlife Managment Area (18866148745)

Butte Sink Wildlife Managment Area (18866148745)

At one time Butte Sink Wildlife Management Area has had the highest concentration of waterfowl per acre in the world.

CA Dept. Fish and Wildlife boat (14711831925)

CA Dept. Fish and Wildlife boat (14711831925)

Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta USFWS photo by Steve Martarano Public domain photograph of a fishing boat, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

California condor, Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Kern County (14720727232)

California condor, Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Kern County ...

A California condor flies free after being worked up by condor biologists. California condors are trapped regularly so biologists can examine the birds, replace radio transmitters and GPS units, and test for l... More

California Tiger Salamander in hand (5352833444)

California Tiger Salamander in hand (5352833444)

This photo was taken by John Cleckler, USFWS, and shows the size of the California Tiger Salamander in relation to the human hand.

Charadrius nivosus, Morro Bay, California (33046912071)

Charadrius nivosus, Morro Bay, California (33046912071)

A pair of Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus on the beach at Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, California. The Pacific Coast population of the Snowy Plover makes its home along North America’s western coastline f... More

Charadrius nivosus, San Simeon, California (33046908761)

Charadrius nivosus, San Simeon, California (33046908761)

SAN SIMEON, Calif. (March 30, 2015) A Western snowy plover on the beach. The Pacific coast population of the Western snowy plover makes its home along North America’s western coastline from Washington to Baja C... More

Checker-bloom (Sidalcea malviflora var. sparsifolia) (27083775626)

Checker-bloom (Sidalcea malviflora var. sparsifolia) (27083775626)

Partners for Fish and Wildlife project in San Diego County Photo credit: USFWS/JSnapp-Cook

City of Sacramento Intake (5204958902)

City of Sacramento Intake (5204958902)

On the Sacramento River USFWS photo/Steve Martarano

Closed to the public (8716213384)

Closed to the public (8716213384)

Anaho Island NWF is closed to the public and shows little change since it became a National Wildlife Refuge in 1913. (Cindy Sandoval/USFWS)

Cloumbia Spotted Frog with egg clutch (21834166430)

Cloumbia Spotted Frog with egg clutch (21834166430)

A Columbia spotted frog, a small amphibian located in northeastern Nevada, and southern Oregon and Idaho, and its egg clutch. Due to successful conservation efforts by federal, state, local and private partners... More

Colestin Valley Oak Restoration Project (6345352095)
Collins Ranch (12754959763)

Collins Ranch (12754959763)

Collins Ranch portion of the refuge at sunset. Photo: Cindy Sandoval/USFWS

Collinsville (14711499955)

Collinsville (14711499955)

On the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California. USFWS Photo by Steve Martarano

Columbia Spotted Frogs (21399548984)

Columbia Spotted Frogs (21399548984)

Two Columbia spotted frogs, small amphibians located in northeastern Nevada, and southern Oregon and Idaho, are shown by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist in the field. Due to successful conservation e... More

Condor 2 (30005728680)
Condor Country Game Watch Grow (30186846332)

Condor Country Game Watch Grow (30186846332)

Condor Country Game Watch Grow

Condor Kid on playground at Mountain Vista Elementary School in Fillmore (24891434559)

Condor Kid on playground at Mountain Vista Elementary School in Fillmo...

Fillmore student gets a chance to soar like a condor. Photo by Ashley Spratt/USFWS

Condor Kids at Fillmore USD (25232848526)

Condor Kids at Fillmore USD (25232848526)

CondorKids are recognized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Santa Barbara Zoo for their California Condor recovery efforts at a school assembly in fall 2015. Photo Credit: USFWS

Condor-Pellet4 (14499724756)

Condor-Pellet4 (14499724756)

Photo: Jon Myatt/USFWS

Cristina Sandoval, Director of Coal Oil Point Reserve, and Jessica Nielsen, conservation specialist, accept award from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for conservation of the federally threatened western snowy plover. (33067707311)
Cuyamaca Lake downingia (Downingia concolor var. brevior) and western toad (27022603152)

Cuyamaca Lake downingia (Downingia concolor var. brevior) and western ...

Partners for Fish and Wildlife project in San Diego County Photo credit: USFWS/J.Snapp-Cook

David Garcelon (Institute for Wildlife Studies) (27066587016)

David Garcelon (Institute for Wildlife Studies) (27066587016)

David Garcelon (Institute for Wildlife Studies)

Delta Smelt (24277803493)

Delta Smelt (24277803493)

Delta Smelt at Livingston Stone National Fish Hatchery. USFWS Photo/Steve Martarano

Desert National Wildlife Refuge (5328059615)

Desert National Wildlife Refuge (5328059615)

In the foothills of the Sheep Mountains on Desert NWR

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (5408207552)

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (5408207552)

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge administrative office remodel as a result of ARRA project funds. (Justine Belson/USFWS)

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