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Conserving the Nature of America
A solid white arctic fox rests in the snow among dark brown boulders.
An arctic fox blends into the snow. Credit: Keith Morehouse/USFWS

Best in Snow: How Wildlife Weathers Winter

January 19, 2021

From frogs that freeze solid to meat-eating songbirds, nature has some fascinating winter survival tricks for enduring the cold weather.

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Crew of workers with earth moving machinery working at night.
All the construction work on the project was handled by the Service’s heavy equipment professionals, saving taxpayers close to $200,000 for the project. Credit: USFWS

Racing the Tide

January 19, 2021

A project on the Oregon Coast that aimed to reduce flooding and improve habitat for fish and wildlife included challenging nighttime work that had to be done at the lowest tides. Tackling this job were heavy equipment operators of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or as they are known throughout the agency, the backbone of the Service. They turn habitat conservation dreams into reality.

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Chinook salmon splashing

A male Chinook salmon, with red coloration, strikes another male Chinook on Clear Creek in Redding, California, during spawning season in October. Credit: Brandon Honig/USFWS

Restoration Brings Salmon, People Back to Clear Creek

January 19, 2021

Along with partners, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been working at California’s Clear Creek for decades. The project has paid off, and the area now attracts “families utilizing the area, swimming with kids, fishing, mountain biking, hiking with dogs.”

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