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Fox ranching is about the main commercial operation on the various inhabited Aleutian Islands. The islands form a vast wildlife refuge but fox ranching is permitted under license by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior. There are very few wild animals on these islands although there were once a number of wild foxes. The foxes which form the basis of the Aleutian industry were generally imported

Fox ranching is about the main commercial operation on the various inh...

File print had incorrect series code of LC-USW3; corrected Aug. 2001. Image source: Department of Interior on caption card; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on file print, with number B-50341. Other title from fi... more

Abandoned Automobiles and Other Debris Clutter an Acid Water and Oil Filled Five Acre Pond, it Was Cleaned up Under EPA Supervision to Prevent Possible Contamination of Great Salt Lake and a Wildlife Refuge Nearby

Abandoned Automobiles and Other Debris Clutter an Acid Water and Oil F...

DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency's Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern

U.S. Reports: Watt v. Alaska, 451 U.S. 259 (1981)

U.S. Reports: Watt v. Alaska, 451 U.S. 259 (1981)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 451; October Term, 1980; Watt, Secretary of the Interior, et al. v. Alaska

Migrating birds fill the air at the wildlife refuge. The birds have been creating a problem for pilots at Dover Air Force Base

Migrating birds fill the air at the wildlife refuge. The birds have be...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dover State: Delaware (DE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mickey Sanborn Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

Migrating birds fill the air at the wildlife refuge. The birds have been creating a problem for pilots at Dover Air Force Base

Migrating birds fill the air at the wildlife refuge. The birds have be...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dover State: Delaware (DE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mickey Sanborn Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

The Garlic Spring Wildlife Refuge, with barbed wire surrounding it for protection from the GALLANT EAGLE '84 exercise taking place

The Garlic Spring Wildlife Refuge, with barbed wire surrounding it for...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GALLANT EAGLE '84 Base: Fort Irwin State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC... more

The Garlic Spring Wildlife Refuge, with barbed wire surrounding it for protection from the GALLANT EAGLE '84 exercise taking place

The Garlic Spring Wildlife Refuge, with barbed wire surrounding it for...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GALLANT EAGLE '84 Base: Fort Irwin State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC... more

A view of some of the birds that inhabit the island. In addition to its military uses, Johnston Atoll is a national wildlife refuge

A view of some of the birds that inhabit the island. In addition to it...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Johnston Atoll Scene Camera Operator: SSGT James M. Bowman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Roger DiRosa of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds one of the atoll's many birds. In addition to its military uses, Johnston Atoll is a national wildlife refuge

Roger DiRosa of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds one of the at...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Johnston Atoll Scene Camera Operator: SSGT James M. Bowman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Birds perch in the branches of a tree on the island. In addition to its military uses, Johnston Atoll is a national wildlife refuge

Birds perch in the branches of a tree on the island. In addition to it...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Johnston Atoll Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Val Gempis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway - A Foreboding Sunset over Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway - A Foreboding Sunset over B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A dark, cloud-tainted sunset over the mysterious waters of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge evokes a feeling of isolation similar... more

El Camino Real - Sunrise at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

El Camino Real - Sunrise at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A large flock of birds fly amidst the rising sun and a sky tinted with orange and red hues. Location: New Mexico (36.025° N 106.075° W)... more

Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail - A Birder at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail - A Birder at Ottawa National Wildlife Re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: At the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, an experienced birder focuses closely on the local bird life. Location: Location: Ottawa Nation... more

Outer Banks Scenic Byway - Waterfowl Impoundments at the Heart of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Outer Banks Scenic Byway - Waterfowl Impoundments at the Heart of the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Waterfowl impoundments, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, dominate this view of the Outer Banks Scenic Byway'... more

Great River Road - Heron at the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

Great River Road - Heron at the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A Heron in the quiet backwaters of the Trempealeau National Wildlife Area. Status: Public domain. Digital Photographs Relating to Ameri... more

Alaska's Marine Highway - Bald Eagle at Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska's Marine Highway - Bald Eagle at Kootenai National Wildlife Ref...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Enjoying the protection of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, this bald eagle perches momentarily to survey its surroundings. Location:... more

Alabama's Coastal Connection - Birding in Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Alabama's Coastal Connection - Birding in Bon Secour National Wildlife...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A couple wanders the trails leading through the lush vegetation that provides exceptional birding opportunities in the Bon Secour Nation... more

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway - Oregon - Snag Alley at Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway - Oregon - Snag Alley at Siletz Bay Nationa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The starched remnants of trees stand as a reminder for a time when this marshland was drained and converted to a pasture and the restora... more

Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway - Boys Hiking at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway - Boys Hiking at Quivira National W...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Boys take advantage of the walking and hiking opportunities at various locations along the Kansas Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway. L... more

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway - Oregon - Coquille Point at Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway - Oregon - Coquille Point at Oregon Islands...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The deep teal ocean crashes and foams against the rocks that trail out away from the land at Coquille Point. Location: Coquille Point, ... more

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - Pelicans at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - Pelicans at Tule Lake National Wildlife...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A cluster of penguins swim away from the Hill Road shoreline of Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge at dusk. Location: Tule Lake Nationa... more

International Selkirk Loop - Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

International Selkirk Loop - Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Moose wade in shallow waters at the 2,774-acre Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, located five miles west of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. The r... more

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - White Lakes Unit of the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - White Lakes Unit of the Lower Klamath N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: In September, dry grasses coat the fields of the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge's White Lake Unit just south of Stateline Road i... more

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - Ross Geese at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - Ross Geese at Lower Klamath National Wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges spanning both Oregon and California along the Volcanic Legacy, provides an important habitat... more

Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway - Fishing bridge leading to Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway - Fishing bridge leading to Eastern Ne...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: This photo shows the fishing bridge that leads to the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge behind some boats pulled up onto a private s... more

Florida Keys Scenic Highway - Basking Crocodile at Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Florida Keys Scenic Highway - Basking Crocodile at Crocodile Lake Nati...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: An American Crocodile basks in the sunlight at the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Key Largo. Location: Key Largo, Florida ... more

Las Vegas Strip - Desert National Wildlife Refuge Kiosk

Las Vegas Strip - Desert National Wildlife Refuge Kiosk

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The Desert National Wildlife Refuge Kiosk is framed by a clear Nevada sky. Location: Las Vegas, Nevada (36.182° N 115.130° W) Status: ... more

Las Vegas Strip - Visitors Station at Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Las Vegas Strip - Visitors Station at Desert National Wildlife Refuge

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Trees frame the visitors station at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. Location: Las Vegas, Nevada (36.182° N 115.131° W) ... more

Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway - Pelicans at Pelican Island

Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway - Pelicans at Pelican Island

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Some of the national wildlife refuge\'s namesakes grace the dedication with their presence. Location: Location: Florida (27.798° N 80.4... more

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway - Oregon - Aerial View of Bandon Marsh

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway - Oregon - Aerial View of Bandon Marsh

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Fly over Bandon Marsh to enjoy a different perspective of the beautiful green landscape of this Wildlife Refuge Location: Oregon (43.14... more

Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail - Visitor Center at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail - Visitor Center at Ottawa National Wildl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A group of ducks glide in front of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Location: Location: Ottawa National Wildlife Ref... more

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - Looking Over Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - Looking Over Lower Klamath National Wil...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A visitor to Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in California looks out from a wildlife viewing station. Location: Lower Klamath Na... more

Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail - Birder on Viewing Tower at Magee Trail National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail - Birder on Viewing Tower at Magee Trail ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: While enjoying the all-around scenery, a bird watcher looks for life on the viewing tower at the Magee Trail National Wildlife Refuge. ... more

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - White Birds and White Mountain at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - White Birds and White Mountain at Lower...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The snow-covered peak of Mt. Shasta peeks over the hilly horizon and open water of the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in Califor... more

Big Bend Scenic Byway - St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Big Bend Scenic Byway - St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A flock of snow-white Common Egrets lifts off a pond in the forest. Location: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Florida (30.078° N 84... more

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway - Oregon - Aerial View of Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway - Oregon - Aerial View of Bandon Marsh Nati...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A clear summer day shows the extent of Bandon Marsh. Location: Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon (45.713° N 123.888° W) St... more

Big Bend Scenic Byway - St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

Big Bend Scenic Byway - St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge is shaded by moss-cloaked oaks. Location: St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, Florida (29.65... more

Web Environmental Photos: Scenes from around the United States - Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A black skimmer proves its name as it flies low over the water in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a boundary with Kennedy Space Center. They skim the surface of the water for fish, with the tip of their lower mandible cutting through the water. They also wade in shallow water, jabbing with their blade-like bills at the fish scattering before them. Skimmers breed chiefly on sandbars and beaches, feeding in shallow bays, inlets and estuaries, such as the Wildlife Refuge. They range from Massachusetts and Long Island to Florida and Texas, and from Mexico to southern South America KSC-99wl12

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A black skimmer proves its name as it fl...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A black skimmer proves its name as it flies low over the water in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a boundary with Kennedy Space Center. They skim the surf... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Ducks take flight across the marshes of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at Kennedy Space Center. The duck at top-center is a pintail, which can be found in marshes, prairie ponds and tundra, and salt marshes in winter. They range from Alaska and Greenland south to Central America and the West Indies. The open waters of the Wildlife Refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds. The refuge comprises 92,000 acres, ranging from fresh-water impoundments, salt-water estuaries and brackish marshes to hardwood hammocks and pine flatwoods KSC-99wl10

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Ducks take flight across the marshes of ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Ducks take flight across the marshes of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at Kennedy Space Center. The duck at top-center is a pintail, which can be found in marshes, pra... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A sandpiper wades the water in the Merritt Island National <a href="http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/captions/subjects/wildlife.htm">Wildlife </a> Refuge, which shares a boundary with the space center. Sandpipers are usually seen foraging on the beach or margins of lakes, ponds, marshes or streams. The open waters of the Wildlife Refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds. The refuge comprises 92,000 acres, ranging from fresh-water impoundments, salt-water estuaries and brackish marshes to hardwood hammocks and pine flatwoods. The diverse landscape provides habitat for more than 310 species of birds, 25 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles, including such endangered species as Southern bald eagles, wood storks, Florida scrub jays, Atlantic loggerhead and leatherback turtles, osprey, and nearly 5,000 alligators KSC-99pc64

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A sandpiper wades the water in the Merri...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A sandpiper wades the water in the Merritt Island National <a href="http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/captions/subjects/wildlife.htm">Wildlife </a> Refuge, which shares a boundary... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A robin perches on a branch in the Merritt Island National <a href="http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/captions/subjects/wildlife.htm">Wildlife </a>Refuge, which shares a boundary with the space center. Robins range throughout North America, from Alaska to Florida. Although considered a harbinger of spring, they do winter in northern states, frequenting cedar bogs and swamps. They also winter in Florida, where they often can be seen in flocks of hundreds near KSC and the wildlife refuge, which comprises 92,000 acres, ranging from hardwood hammocks and pine flatwoods to fresh-water impoundments, salt-water estuaries and brackish marshes. The diverse landscape provides habitat for more than 310 species of birds, 25 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles, including such endangered species as Southern bald eagles, wood storks, Florida scrub jays, Atlantic loggerhead and leatherback turtles, osprey, and nearly 5,000 alligators KSC-99pc66

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A robin perches on a branch in the Merri...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A robin perches on a branch in the Merritt Island National <a href="http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/captions/subjects/wildlife.htm">Wildlife </a>Refuge, which shares a boundary ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A pintail duck swims calmly in the waters of the Merritt Island National <a href="http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/captions/subjects/wildlife.htm">Wildlife </a>Refuge, which shares a boundary with the space center. The pintail can be found in marshes, prairie ponds and tundra, and salt marshes in winter. They range from Alaska and Greenland south to Central America and the West Indies. The open waters of the Wildlife Refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds. The refuge comprises 92,000 acres, ranging from fresh-water impoundments, salt-water estuaries and brackish marshes to hardwood hammocks and pine flatwoods. The diverse landscape provides habitat for more than 310 species of birds, 25 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles, including such endangered species as Southern bald eagles, wood storks, Florida scrub jays, Atlantic loggerhead and leatherback turtles, osprey, and nearly 5,000 alligators KSC-99pc65

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A pintail duck swims calmly in the water...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A pintail duck swims calmly in the waters of the Merritt Island National <a href="http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/captions/subjects/wildlife.htm">Wildlife </a>Refuge, which shar... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On top of what may be a nest on the edge of an algae-coated canal near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy Space Center, a moss-covered alligator rests while keeping a wary eye open for trespassers. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a boundary with the Center. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and usually lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles. The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, as well as a variety of insects KSC00pp0266

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On top of what may be a nest on the edge...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On top of what may be a nest on the edge of an algae-coated canal near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy Space Center, a moss-covered alligator rests while keeping a wary eye open for trespa... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This pond near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy Space Center is host to a least the nine alligators shown on the banks and in the water. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a boundary with the Center. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles. The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, as well as a variety of insects KSC00pp0265

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This pond near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy S...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This pond near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy Space Center is host to a least the nine alligators shown on the banks and in the water. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, pond... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the bank of a levee near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy Space Center, an alligator suns itself with a wary eye out for trespassers. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a boundary with the Center. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles. The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, as well as a variety of insects KSC00pp0264

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the bank of a levee near Schwartz Rd....

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the bank of a levee near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy Space Center, an alligator suns itself with a wary eye out for trespassers. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, pond... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This pond near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy Space Center is host to a least the nine alligators shown on the banks and in the water. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a boundary with the Center. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles. The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, as well as a variety of insects KSC-00pp0265

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This pond near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy S...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This pond near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy Space Center is host to a least the nine alligators shown on the banks and in the water. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, pond... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the bank of a levee near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy Space Center, an alligator suns itself with a wary eye out for trespassers. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a boundary with the Center. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles. The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, as well as a variety of insects KSC-00pp0264

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the bank of a levee near Schwartz Rd....

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the bank of a levee near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy Space Center, an alligator suns itself with a wary eye out for trespassers. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, pond... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On top of what may be a nest on the edge of an algae-coated canal near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy Space Center, a moss-covered alligator rests while keeping a wary eye open for trespassers. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a boundary with the Center. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and usually lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles. The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, as well as a variety of insects KSC-00pp0266

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On top of what may be a nest on the edge...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On top of what may be a nest on the edge of an algae-coated canal near Schwartz Rd. at Kennedy Space Center, a moss-covered alligator rests while keeping a wary eye open for trespa... more

Secretary Gale Norton portrait with Fish and Wildlife Service shirt, from visit to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida

Secretary Gale Norton portrait with Fish and Wildlife Service shirt, f...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Tree-planting volunteers, from Pelican Island Elementary School, posing on the new Pelican Island observation platform during events at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking the centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Tree-planting volunteers, from Pelican Island Elementary School, posin...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Secretary Gale Norton portrait with Fish and Wildlife Service shirt, from visit to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida

Secretary Gale Norton portrait with Fish and Wildlife Service shirt, f...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Photograph, from coverage of Secretary's visit to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida for events marking centennial of National Wildlife Refuge System, selected for use in preparation of Department of Interior video on tenure of departing Secretary Gale Norton

Photograph, from coverage of Secretary's visit to Pelican Island Natio...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Photograph, from coverage of Secretary's visit to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida for events marking centennial of National Wildlife Refuge System, selected for use in preparation of Department of Interior video on tenure of departing Secretary Gale Norton

Photograph, from coverage of Secretary's visit to Pelican Island Natio...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Photograph, from coverage of Secretary's visit to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida for events marking centennial of National Wildlife Refuge System, selected for use in preparation of Department of Interior video on tenure of departing Secretary Gale Norton

Photograph, from coverage of Secretary's visit to Pelican Island Natio...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Unveiling of final design for new postage stamp commemorating the centennial of the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and the National WildlifeRefuge System, during ceremony at Pelican Island, Sebastian, Florida. U.S. Postal Service Executive Vice President Patrick Donahoe presides

Unveiling of final design for new postage stamp commemorating the cent...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Animal expert and television show host Jack Hanna, right, with bobcat during wildlife display segment of the ceremony at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking the centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Animal expert and television show host Jack Hanna, right, with bobcat ...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Bald eagle featured during wildlife display segment of the ceremony at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking the centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Bald eagle featured during wildlife display segment of the ceremony at...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Disney Company Vice Chairman Roy Disney speaking at ceremony at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Disney announced gift to establish the Centennial Commission Scholarship Fund for Conservation

Disney Company Vice Chairman Roy Disney speaking at ceremony at Pelica...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Photograph, from coverage of Secretary's visit to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida for ceremony marking centennial of National Wildlife Refuge System, selected for use in preparation of Department of Interior video on tenure of departing Secretary Gale Norton

Photograph, from coverage of Secretary's visit to Pelican Island Natio...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Disney Company Vice Chairman Roy Disney at podium, with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Executive Director John Berry, left, during ceremony atPelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Disney Company Vice Chairman Roy Disney at podium, with National Fish ...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Disney Company Vice Chairman Roy Disney at podium, with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Executive Director John Berry, left, during ceremony atPelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Disney Company Vice Chairman Roy Disney at podium, with National Fish ...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Disney Company Vice Chairman Roy Disney speaking at ceremony at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Disney announced gift to establish the Centennial Commission Scholarship Fund for Conservation

Disney Company Vice Chairman Roy Disney speaking at ceremony at Pelica...

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Disney Company Vice Chairman Roy Disney at podium, with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Executive Director John Berry, left, during ceremony atPelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System

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Disney Company Vice Chairman Roy Disney at podium, with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Executive Director John Berry, left, during ceremony atPelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System

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Animal expert and television show host Jack Hanna speaking at ceremony at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System

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Fish and Wildlife Service Director, Steve Williams, speaking at ceremony at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking the centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System

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Edmund Morris, author of biography of Theodore Roosevelt, speaking at ceremony at the nation's oldest wildlife refuge, the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking the centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System

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U.S. Postal Service Executive Vice President Patrick Donahoe speaking at ceremony at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking the centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Donahoe announced issuance of new stamp commemorating creation of the Pelican Refuge

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Fish and Wildlife Service Director, Steve Williams, speaking at ceremony at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking the centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's John Berry, author Edmund Morris, U.S. Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore, and Disney Company Vice ChairmanRoy Disney, left to right, at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida ceremony marking National Wildlife Refuge System centennial

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Photograph, from coverage of Secretary's visit to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida for ceremony marking centennial of National Wildlife Refuge System, selected for use in preparation of Department of Interior video on tenure of departing Secretary Gale Norton

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's John Berry, author Edmund Morris, U.S. Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore, and Disney Company Vice ChairmanRoy Disney, left to right, at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida ceremony marking National Wildlife Refuge System centennial

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Bald eagle featured during wildlife display segment of the ceremony at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking the centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System

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Photograph, from coverage of Secretary's visit to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida for ceremony marking centennial of National Wildlife Refuge System, selected for use in preparation of Department of Interior video on tenure of departing Secretary Gale Norton

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Postal Service's Patrick Donahoe, Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, Parks Craig Manson, Refuge Centennial Commission Chairman William Horn, Fish and Wildlife Service's Steve Williams, right to left, among attendees at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida centennial ceremony

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Disney Company Vice Chairman Roy Disney speaking at ceremony at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Disney announced gift to establish the Centennial Commission Scholarship Fund for Conservation

Disney Company Vice Chairman Roy Disney speaking at ceremony at Pelica...

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Photograph, from coverage of Secretary's visit to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida for ceremony marking centennial of National Wildlife Refuge System, selected for use in preparation of Department of Interior video on tenure of departing Secretary Gale Norton

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Unveiling of final design for new postage stamp commemorating the centennial of the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and the National WildlifeRefuge System, during ceremony at Pelican Island, Sebastian, Florida. U.S. Postal Service Executive Vice President Patrick Donahoe presides

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U.S. Mint Director, Henrietta Holsman Fore, speaking at ceremony at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian, Florida, marking centennial ofthe National Wildlife Refuge System. Fore announced Mint plans for a National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Medal Series

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Unveiling of final design for new postage stamp commemorating the centennial of the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and the National WildlifeRefuge System, during ceremony at Pelican Island, Sebastian, Florida. U.S. Postal Service Executive Vice President Patrick Donahoe presides

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -  A lone wild pig travels the bank of a body of water near Kennedy Space Center.  In the background is the 525-foot-high Vehicle Assembly Building.  Not a native in the environment, the pigs are believed to be descendants from those brought to Florida by the early Spanish explorers. Without many predators other than human, the pigs have flourished in the surrounding environs, primarily the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a boundary with the Center.  The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles.  The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, plus a variety of insects. KSC-03pd0779

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - A lone wild pig travels the bank of a bo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - A lone wild pig travels the bank of a body of water near Kennedy Space Center. In the background is the 525-foot-high Vehicle Assembly Building. Not a native in the environment, ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - A small herd of wild pigs root for food along the bank of this body of water at Kennedy Space Center.  Not a native in the environment, the pigs are believed to be descendants from those brought to Florida by the early Spanish explorers. Without many predators other than human, the pigs have flourished in the surrounding environs, primarily the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a boundary with the Center.  The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles.  The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, plus a variety of insects. KSC-03pd0778

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - A small herd of wild pigs root for food a...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - A small herd of wild pigs root for food along the bank of this body of water at Kennedy Space Center. Not a native in the environment, the pigs are believed to be descendants from ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A large alligator claims this stretch of water at Kennedy Space Center.  Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a boundary with the Center. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles.  The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, plus a variety of insects. KSC-03pd0777

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A large alligator claims this stretch of ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A large alligator claims this stretch of water at Kennedy Space Center. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the Merritt I... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  This alligator strolls the bank alongside the Tow Road on Kennedy Space Center.  Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the surrounding Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles.  The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, plus a variety of insects. KSC-03pd0954

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This alligator strolls the bank alongsi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This alligator strolls the bank alongside the Tow Road on Kennedy Space Center. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  A very long alligator strolls the bank alongside the Tow Road on Kennedy Space Center.  Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the surrounding Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles.  The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, plus a variety of insects. KSC-03pd0953

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A very long alligator strolls the bank a...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A very long alligator strolls the bank alongside the Tow Road on Kennedy Space Center. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center a... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  A soft-shell turtle with only three legs is seen crossing the tow-way at KSC.  The turtle is one of 65 amphibians and reptiles found in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which surrounds KSC.  The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are also a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals and 117 fishes.  The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, plus a variety of insects.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A soft-shell turtle with only three legs...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A soft-shell turtle with only three legs is seen crossing the tow-way at KSC. The turtle is one of 65 amphibians and reptiles found in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge,... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  A closeup of a soft-shell turtle seen crossing the tow-way at KSC.  The turtle is one of 65 amphibians and reptiles found in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which surrounds KSC.  The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are also a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals and 117 fishes.  The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, plus a variety of insects.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A closeup of a soft-shell turtle seen cr...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A closeup of a soft-shell turtle seen crossing the tow-way at KSC. The turtle is one of 65 amphibians and reptiles found in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which surr... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An alligator is spotted sunning on the muddy bank of a canal in KSC.  Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the surrounding Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An alligator is spotted sunning on the m...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An alligator is spotted sunning on the muddy bank of a canal in KSC. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the surrounding... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An alligator is spotted sunning on the muddy bank of a canal in KSC.  Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the surrounding Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An alligator is spotted sunning on the m...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An alligator is spotted sunning on the muddy bank of a canal in KSC. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds, and waterways throughout the Center and the surrounding... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - An alligator slides off a bank into the water on the west side of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.  Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds and waterways throughout the Center and the surrounding Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles. KSC-04pd0200

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - An alligator slides off a bank into the w...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - An alligator slides off a bank into the water on the west side of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds and waterways throughout the Ce... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A moss-covered alligator stretches out on the water’s edge at a bank on the west side of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.  Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds and waterways throughout the Center and the surrounding Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. American alligators feed and rest in the water, and lay their eggs in dens they dig into the banks. The young alligators spend their first several weeks in these dens. The Wildlife Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 331 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles. KSC-04pd0203

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A moss-covered alligator stretches out on...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A moss-covered alligator stretches out on the water’s edge at a bank on the west side of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Nearly 5,000 alligators can be found in canals, ponds and wate... more

National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Commission Chair, William Horn, speaking at Department of Interior headquarters announcement of MBNA Financial Services donation to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for the support of the Centennial Commission and Refuge System projects

National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Commission Chair, William H...

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Chairman, Max Chapman, Jr., speaking at Department of Interior headquarters announcement of MBNA Financial Services donation to the Foundation for support of the National Wildlife Refuge System's Centennial Commission and Refuge System projects

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Chairman, Max Chapman, Jr., spea...

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National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Commission Chair, William Horn, speaking at Department of Interior headquarters announcement of MBNA Financial Services donation to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for the support of the Centennial Commission and Refuge System projects

National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Commission Chair, William H...

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MBNA Financial Services Senior Executive Vice President, Frank McEntee, speaking at Department of Interior headquarters announcement of MBNA donation to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for support of the National Wildlife Refuge System's Centennial Commission and Refuge projects

MBNA Financial Services Senior Executive Vice President, Frank McEntee...

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MBNA Financial Services Senior Executive Vice President, Frank McEntee, speaking at Department of Interior headquarters announcement of MBNA donation to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for support of the National Wildlife Refuge System's Centennial Commission and Refuge projects

MBNA Financial Services Senior Executive Vice President, Frank McEntee...

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Visit by Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Dave Anderson, to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington, Minnesota, for tours and participation in Kids Fishing Day events

Visit by Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Dave Anderson, to the...

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Visit by Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Dave Anderson, to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington, Minnesota, for tours and participation in Kids Fishing Day events

Visit by Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Dave Anderson, to the...

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