Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

News Photos & Images

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California Condor Chick Takes Flight in Southern California
November 16, 2006, EA06-01

Condor chick 412 practices its new-found flying abilities November 11, 2006 at a remote site near Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in Ventura County, California. The condor is only the second of the rare birds to fledge in the wild in California since condors were reintroduced in 1992. --USFWS Photo by Mike Wallace, Zoological Society of San Diego

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Redwood City, California Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Federally-Protected Eagle Owls
Nov. 30, 2006, EA06-03

This female eagle owl was hatched from eggs smuggled into the United States from Austria by Jeffrey A. Diaz of Redwood City, Calif. Diaz pleaded guilty Nov. 30 in U.S. District Court in San Francisco to two counts of smuggling and two counts of making false statements to federal agents. Diaz faces up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 for each charge. (Credit "Jack Dumbacher, Ph.D., California Academy of Sciences.)


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Improvements Completed at Coleman National Fish Hatchery Promise to Significantly Improve Fish Passage on Battle Creek
Oct. 2, 2008, EA08-59

The first salmon arrives at Coleman National Fish Hatchery from Battle Creek using a a new fish ladder created as part of the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project. The new fish ladder is about 10 times larger than the previous fish ladder and will help improve managers' ability to isolate the Central Valley spring and fall run Chinook salmon populations. Spring run Chinook are threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo credit: Louis Campbell, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

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Salmon at fish ladder

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