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Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - Pintail Along Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - Pintail Along Volcanic Legacy Scenic By...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A long pointed tail helps identify this Pintail Duck as it floats across the mirror-smooth water. Location: (42.564° N 122.081° W) Sta... More

Falls Colors of Niobrara - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Falls Colors of Niobrara - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Falls is a wonderful time to visit Niobrara! Pictured here, the view from Cornell Bridge on the USFWS Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge.

A marsh within the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, on the Rio Grande River border with Mexico in Hidalgo County, Texas

A marsh within the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, on the Rio Gran...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service preserve was established for the protection of migratory birds in 1943. Its unique location at the... More

A brown bear laying on its back in the grass. Brown bear cub playing, animals.
A bald eagle flying through the air with its wings spread. Bald eagle eagle bald, animals.

A bald eagle flying through the air with its wings spread. Bald eagle ...

Eagle bird photographs: Free images of eagles, available for commercial use and free download. Copyright-free, no attribution required.

Bloede Dam, Spanning Patapsco River, Avalon, Baltimore County, MD

Bloede Dam, Spanning Patapsco River, Avalon, Baltimore County, MD

Significance: In 1907, the Patapsco Electric and Manufacturing Company contracted Ambursen Hydraulic Construction Company to build the Bloede Dam using Nils F. Ambursen's patent. The proposed dam would generate... More

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees release rainbow

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees release rainbow

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees release rainbow trout into Sandy Lake on April 30, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis., as part of an overall stocking effort in which 15,000 fish were stocked in installation wat... More

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) employee Nick

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) employee Nick

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) employee Nick Bloomfield stocks rainbow trout April 29, 2020, in Stillwell Lake on South Post at Fort McCoy, Wis. Approximately 15,000 rainbow trout were stocked at severa... More

Fort McCoy Fisheries Biologist John Noble (right) explains

Fort McCoy Fisheries Biologist John Noble (right) explains

Fort McCoy Fisheries Biologist John Noble (right) explains the work that was done on Stillwell Creek for a stream-restoration project in 2014 with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel, Fisheries Biologist L... More

American Avocet Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge South Dakota (52891013022)

American Avocet Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge South Dakota (5289...

American avocets are a spectacular bird to see on Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge in South Dakota. Photo Credit: Liz Julian/USFWS

Adult non-breeding Forster's tern

Adult non-breeding Forster's tern

Forster's tern (Sterna forsteri). (Rinus Baak/USFWS)

Boomed island (4930656486)

Boomed island (4930656486)

Photo by Steve Martarano, USFWS.

Box of small ivory pieces and tusks (9711168532)

Box of small ivory pieces and tusks (9711168532)

Box of small ivory pieces and tusks

Boy Scout Jamboree 2010 (4860575083)

Boy Scout Jamboree 2010 (4860575083)

Credit: Chris Poulin/ USFWS

California condor chick -871 spreads its wings to the sun. (38817069894)

California condor chick -871 spreads its wings to the sun. (3881706989...

LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST (January 2, 2018) -- California condor chick #871 spreads its wings to the sun. Biologists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Santa Barbara Zoo went in search of the chic... More

2013 National Fishing and Boating Week (8959493812)

2013 National Fishing and Boating Week (8959493812)

Local students prepare to enjoy fishing at the annual kick-off of National Fishing and Boating Week on the Anacostia River in Washington D.C.

American kestrel on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (34325245695)
Clearing brush (6274595487)

Clearing brush (6274595487)

Scouts were outfitted with the proper tools and briefed on how to safely use them. Photo by Tina Shaw/USFWS.

Crushing continued until dusk (10870762176)

Crushing continued until dusk (10870762176)

Photo Credit: Gavin Shire / USFWS USFWS ivory crush at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge on November 14, 2013

Cup plant, Neal Smith Refuge (5471063579)

Cup plant, Neal Smith Refuge (5471063579)

A cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum), native to the prairie, bathes in the sun at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa. Credit: USFWS

Before sunrise crews began loading ivory which FWS seized during undercover investigations of organized smuggling operations or confiscating at the U.S. border over the past 25 years. (10857068396)
BFF head shot (17688360222)

BFF head shot (17688360222)

Endangered black-footed ferret Credit: Kimberly Fraser / USFWS

DSC 9291 (8077689096)

DSC 9291 (8077689096)

Don Paul and David Sharp discuss one of the entries. 9/29/2012 Ogden, Utah The 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Contest photo by Garry Tucker, USFWS

DSC 9565 (8093774627)

DSC 9565 (8093774627)

Casting the net to catch some fish. 10/14//2012 Savannah, GA NWR Week Event at Wassaw NWR photo by Garry Tucker, USFWS

DSC 9633 (8094564447)

DSC 9633 (8094564447)

Friends president, Rick Shields, and other volunteers greeted passengers as they boarded the riverboat. The riverboat cruise was a special outreach event that the staff and Friends group of Savannah Refuges Com... More

Amy Klobuchar and Dan Ashe Tag Monarch Butterflies (20740214035)
Mallard on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (40371974694)
Michael Swaim-Alaska Region (10706632365)

Michael Swaim-Alaska Region (10706632365)

Air Force veteran Michael Swaim is now a Wildlife Biologist at Togiak National Wildlife Refuge.

Monarch Caterpillar on Common Milkweed (35348406520)
Bombay Hook 2018 17 (48432038847)

Bombay Hook 2018 17 (48432038847)

Sunrise photos at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Photos: Kayt Jonsson/USFWS

Removing Trinidad from SeaWorld tank. (16734949861)

Removing Trinidad from SeaWorld tank. (16734949861)

Photo credit: USFWS SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), and the US Geological Survey (USGS) returned Trinidad, a... More

Child among wildflowers (6785302942)

Child among wildflowers (6785302942)

A sense of wonder comes naturally to this 2 1/2-year-old boy on a family hike. San Diego National Wlldlife Refuge, CA (Photo: Martin LaBar, Creative Commons) In February, 2012, the Service released its plan to... More

Running Black-footed Ferret (5244105553)

Running Black-footed Ferret (5244105553)

Credit: J. Michael Lockhart / USFWS

Cinnamon teal on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (27962969708)
Spinning Weather (6941783936)

Spinning Weather (6941783936)

Laurel, Maryland, April 5, 2012: Mary Elliott of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge swings a sling psychrometer to measure relative humidity for a controlled burn at Patuxent Research Refuge. Monitoring wea... More

Assistant Field Supervisors, Marisel Lopez and Marelisa Rivera recognizing the Puerto Rico Center for Manatee Conservation, directed by Dr. Antonio Mignucci. (5755467463)

Assistant Field Supervisors, Marisel Lopez and Marelisa Rivera recogni...

May 21, 2011, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, By: Lilibeth Serrano, USFWS

At the Office (8293396579)

At the Office (8293396579)

Just another day in the office. But next week our polar bear is travelling to Europe with USFWS Director, Dan Ashe, to talk with leaders about polar bear conservation. Follow our polar bear’s journey across Eur... More

Spring creek 3 (6466597253)

Spring creek 3 (6466597253)

Spring Creek mussel bed near Colquitt, GA, USA, the site of water augmentation project. Photo by Tom MacKenzie. NEWS RELEASE December 7, 2011 Critical Reach of Spring Creek Set to Get Water Boost if Drought Hi... More

Tagging mussels (7008974195)

Tagging mussels (7008974195)

Collected mussels being tagged before returning to the Tuckasegee River. Credit: Gary Peeples Asheville Field Office www.fws.gov/asheville/

Autumn on the National Elk Refuge (51549277421)

Autumn on the National Elk Refuge (51549277421)

Splashes of fall coloration persist on the National Elk Refuge. Photo: Hallison Putnam/USFWS Scenes from the National Elk Refuge

USFWS -iFishBecause (25537407263)

USFWS -iFishBecause (25537407263)

I Fish Because...An interactive movement designed to connect the passion of hunters and anglers to the fruits of conservation. Through the submission of photos and stories, fans will share their love of recreat... More

Bald Eagle Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge South Dakota (52891065307)

Bald Eagle Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge South Dakota (528910653...

A bald eagle is perched along the shore of Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge in South Dakota. Photo Credit: Liz Julian/USFWS

Weighing a bog turtle (5261554926)

Weighing a bog turtle (5261554926)

Photo credit: Gary Peeples/USFWS www.fws.gov/asheville/

Banding Mourning Dove Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (19290649029)

Banding Mourning Dove Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (19290649029...

Many people are aware that bands and other marking devices are placed on birds. In order to place the band on the bird, we first have to catch it without harm so that it can be released again. Songbirds may be ... More

Barred owl (52962972150)

Barred owl (52962972150)

Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS

Bat affected by White-nose Syndrome (4032065198)

Bat affected by White-nose Syndrome (4032065198)

Little brown bat with white-nose syndrome in Greeley Mine, Vermont, March 26, 2009 Credit: Marvin Moriarty/USFWS

Bighorn Sheep on the National Elk Refuge (52853596355)

Bighorn Sheep on the National Elk Refuge (52853596355)

A bighorn sheep navigates a cliff on the National Elk Refuge. Photo: Hannah Bradburn/USFWS

Early morning fog on the Deerfield River (8575465502)

Early morning fog on the Deerfield River (8575465502)

Photographed in Charlemont, MA. Credit: USFWS

Employee Honor Award James McClelland; Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR (5726100803)

Employee Honor Award James McClelland; Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR ...

May 10, 2011-- Atlanta, GA: USFWS Regional Director's Honor Awards Photographer: Tom MacKenzie, USFWS

Black-footed Ferret (8282763616)

Black-footed Ferret (8282763616)

Credit: Kimberly Tamkun / USFWS

Get Your Goose On! - National Elk Refuge Style (7768439224)

Get Your Goose On! - National Elk Refuge Style (7768439224)

On August 10, 2012 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Partners celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the establishment of the National Elk Refuge. In these photos, young attendees, along with Puddles the B... More

Getting the Word Out (8658697822)

Getting the Word Out (8658697822)

Crew members posted signs explaining the restoration work to the public. Photo by Nicole Menard / USFWS.

Burrowing Badger (15019494502)

Burrowing Badger (15019494502)

A rarely seen badger pokes its head out of its burrow one morning at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Photo Credit: USFWS / Cindy Souders

Getting through a Colorado fish passage (51262811720)

Getting through a Colorado fish passage (51262811720)

Fish that enter the Grand Valley Water Users Association fish passage are released into the Colorado River about the dam, giving them access to 44 miles of critical habitat that had been inaccessible for almost... More

Blood Samples (5543957743)

Blood Samples (5543957743)

Cody Meshes breaks a vial to get closer to the blood which by this time had some what coagulated. usfwsyouthambassadors.wordpress.com/ www.fws.gov/southeast/youthambassadors/meshes.html Photo Taken By: Nicole ... More

Greater Sage-Grouse Seedskadee NWR (16967670996)

Greater Sage-Grouse Seedskadee NWR (16967670996)

Greater sage-grouse eating Wyoming big sagebrush leaves. Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS

Izembek Lagoon and Grant Point (50676726046)

Izembek Lagoon and Grant Point (50676726046)

Landscape images of tundra, eelgrass, and the edge of Izembek Lagoon from Grant Point. Credit: Lisa Hupp/USFWS

José Colón (6512343515)

José Colón (6512343515)

December 3, 2011 By Felix López, USFWS Biologists Grand Opening of the Caribbean Islands NWR Complex and the Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office.

Moose at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (52868399554)

Moose at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (52868399554)

I arrived at first light to the Visitor Center and was able to snap this photo from the safety of the truck. Moose can be unpredictable, so I made shure to usher him to a safer location for him and visitors. ... More

National Park Service staff checking rocks for stream insects (9895321776)

National Park Service staff checking rocks for stream insects (9895321...

Western North Carolina’s Pigeon River, home to the endangered Appalachian elktoe mussel, is also home to an annual Kids in the Creek event, hosted by local watershed group Haywood Waterways. This year, over the... More

Natalie Williams (4815351279)

Natalie Williams (4815351279)

July 16, 2010 - Port St. Joe, FL: University of Florida grad student Natalie Williams prepares to mark and egg. www.fws.gov/home/dhoilspill/ Photo by Jennifer Strickland, USFWS.

Obovaria retusa

Obovaria retusa

Obovaria retusa USFWS photo

Oscar Diaz gives introductory remarks before first viewing of the Caribbean Visitor Center educational movie. (6499755401)

Oscar Diaz gives introductory remarks before first viewing of the Cari...

Foto by USFWS December 3, 2011 Grand Opening of Caribbean Islands NWR Complex and Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office in Boquerón, Puerto Rico.

Out Exploring (9620278583)

Out Exploring (9620278583)

A young black bear finds its way out of an exclosure after wandering into the fenced-off area in the McBride management unit on the National Elk Refuge. USFWS / Jim Crabb, National Elk Refuge volunteer

Preparing to return bald eaglet to nest at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge 4-2017 (34370055926)
Prescribed Burn at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (6896983584)

Prescribed Burn at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (6896983584)

Five days after Necedah National Wildlife Refuge staff maintained a controlled burn - whooping cranes are already making use of the new landscape and food sources. Photo by Tina Shaw/USFWS.

Snowy at Necedah (24521729780)

Snowy at Necedah (24521729780)

Have you visited your local refuge in the winter? Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin sure is looking good! Photo by Katie Goodwin/USFWS.

Snowshoe hare (52924049272)

Snowshoe hare (52924049272)

This snowshoe hare in northern Minnesota is hanging onto a little bit of its winter coat into mid-May. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.

Strutting his stuff 2 (34697408265)

Strutting his stuff 2 (34697408265)

A greater sage-grouse shows off on top of a small ridge near a lek on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Photo by Jennifer Strickland, USFWS.

Tadpoles (5375684127)

Tadpoles (5375684127)

Wyoming tadpoles at Saratoga National Fish Hatchery. Credit: USFWS

Brant (11593463643)

Brant (11593463643)

Brant & Mount Dutton, Izembek Lagoon, Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Photo by Kristine Sowl, USFWS, Public domain

Brant (11594060636)

Brant (11594060636)

Brant at Izembek Lagoon, Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Photo by Kristine Sowl, USFWS, Public Domain

Brant at Izembek Lagoon (11593342765)

Brant at Izembek Lagoon (11593342765)

Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Photo by Kristine Sowl, USFWS, Public Domain

Trumpeter swan on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (36877052285)
Colorado Rare Plant Conservation Initiative (7646748938)

Colorado Rare Plant Conservation Initiative (7646748938)

The Colorado Rare Plant Conservation Initiative (RPCI) is a partnership of 23 statewide and regional agencies, private organizations, and academic institutions working to conserve 121 rare plants in Colorado. ... More

Whooping Crane Receiving A Hood 5 (6852830457)

Whooping Crane Receiving A Hood 5 (6852830457)

A juvenile Whooping Crane in a hood designed to keep it calm during handling is ready for being banded and having a radio transmitter attached to one of its legs. Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Decatur, AL. ... More

White-throated sparrow (14592202281)

White-throated sparrow (14592202281)

White-throated sparrow at Morris Wetland Management District. Photo by Alex Galt/USFWS.

Why all the sweating? This hike is easy. (4976700477)

Why all the sweating? This hike is easy. (4976700477)

September, 2010 Clawhammer Mountain hike. Photo credit: Gary Peeples/USFWS www.fws.gov/asheville/

Whooping Crane Watches Biologists Work On It (6852831575)

Whooping Crane Watches Biologists Work On It (6852831575)

A juvenile whooping crane with a hood on to keep it calm appears to be watching biologist Eva Szyszkoski, International Crane Foundation, place a radio transmitter on its leg. Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge... More

DSC 3764 011 (4971507723)

DSC 3764 011 (4971507723)

Grant Gifford A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR on a prescribed fire at National Key Deer NWR

Bringing aquatic macroinvertebrates (5333414826)

Bringing aquatic macroinvertebrates (5333414826)

Workshop participants collect aquatic macro-invertebrates for identification. April, 2009 www.fws.gov/asheville/ Credit: Gary Peeples/USFWS

DSC 8953 (8077378569)

DSC 8953 (8077378569)

Trying to build the perfect bird nest is not as easy as it looks. 9/28/2012 Ogden, Utah The 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Contest photo by Garry Tucker, USFWS

DSC 9777 (8096660760)

DSC 9777 (8096660760)

TR presents the Teddy Bear to the winning bidder. The riverboat cruise was a special outreach event that the staff and Friends group of Savannah Refuges Complex hosted as part of National Wildlife Refuge Week. ... More

Elephant group (6987576003)

Elephant group (6987576003)

Elephants regularly come into the reserve headquarters at Matambwe in Selous, Tanzania. Credit: Michelle Gadd/USFWS

Fish & Wildlife Service botanist Carolyn Wells kneeling by flagged spreading avens (5389604353)

Fish & Wildlife Service botanist Carolyn Wells kneeling by flagged spr...

Spreading avens is being intensively monitored, with individual plants and clumps of plants being tagged and revisited annually. Credit: Gary Peeples/USFWS www.fws.gov/asheville

Greater Sage Grouse Feeding Seedskadee NWR (15016479663)

Greater Sage Grouse Feeding Seedskadee NWR (15016479663)

Greater sage grouse live on sagebrush leaves , 99 percent of their diet, during winter months. Sage grouse lack muscular gizzards and cannot digest hard foods that require a gizzard to grind, like most other g... More

Holly berries in the snow (8246571625)

Holly berries in the snow (8246571625)

(Photo: Laura Perlick/USFWS)

Honoring and Celebrating our Veterans (8164828817)

Honoring and Celebrating our Veterans (8164828817)

11.07.2012 Employees gathered in the Arlington Office to honor FWS Veterans

Hughesville Dam removal in New Jersey begins (28581674396)

Hughesville Dam removal in New Jersey begins (28581674396)

First phase for removal of the Hughesville Dam on the Musconetcong River is to dredge the sediment backed up behind the dam. Removal of the dam will reduce the risk of dam failure and upstream flooding, protec... More

Late Winter Sunrise from Visitor Center (6806948333)
Late fall colors along the Platte River at Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Marsh at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (14848288129)

Marsh at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (14848288129)

An aerial view of the marsh at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge Credit: Keith Shannon/USFWS Find out more about the trip at http://usfwsnortheast.wordpress.com/tag/hurricane-sandy-aerial-tour/ Stay up to d... More

Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) Great Meadows NWR, Concord, MA (7245777350)

Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) Great Meadows NWR, Concord, MA (724...

Marsh Wren Great Meadows NWR, Concord, MA Credit: Steve Arena/USFWS 18 May 2012

Canning River fork

Canning River fork

Canning River confluence of Marsh Fork

Mule Deer (48755296036)

Mule Deer (48755296036)

Mule Deer are one of four species of cervidae (deer family) found on the National Elk Refuge. The other species are the Rocky Mountain Elk, Moose, and White-tailed Deer. Photo: Kari Cieszkiewicz/USFWS

Mule Deer in Southwest Wyoming (31651330826)
Northern Harrier and a Foggy Sunrise on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (29972775685)

Northern Harrier and a Foggy Sunrise on Seedskadee National Wildlife R...

A Northern harrier hunts during a foggy sunrise on Seedskadee NWR. Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS

Patuxent Research Refuge 75th Anniversary (6260355705)
Pollinator Paradise (21260462641)

Pollinator Paradise (21260462641)

The hidden wet meadows and wet prairies of Burkhardt Waterfowl Production Area are teeming with forbs (leafy, flowering plants other than grasses, shrubs, or trees), providing nectar and pollen for beetles, pol... More

Protest signs entering Grand Isle (5015304300)

Protest signs entering Grand Isle (5015304300)

Protest signs entering Grand Isle, La by USFWS Tom MacKenzie Jul 19, 2010

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