The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, and wildlife must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed. The toad in this photo is a breeder toad at the Red Buttes breeding facility in Wyoming. Breeder toads are bred each year to produce the tadpoles that are released into the wild or, as with the research that the University of Wyoming is doing, the "head-start" releases. There are other breeding facilities too.