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Curious cattle. Credit: Krista Lundgren/USFWS

Wyoming Partnerships Help Land from Dust to Lush

July 17, 2018
The Service and partners work in Thunder Basin National Grassland in northeastern Wyoming to improve rangeland to benefit owners of working lands while conserving local wildlife.
Learning Lessons from the Dust Bowl »
ATwo piping plovers on the beach at New York’s Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge.
Piping plovers on the beach at New York’s Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge, one of 180 coastal national wildlife refuges. Credit: USFWS

Beach, Wildlife and You

July 11, 2018
The beach is a place to bask in the sun, relax to the rhythm of the surf and tune out for a while. If you tune in, though, there’s more than meets the eye: Piping plovers moving in and out with the waves. Crabs scurrying about. Sea turtle paths tracking to and from the ocean. Even the sand itself.
Beach Wildlife Photo Essay »
A bog turtle in grass.
Bog turtles measure up to 4 inches and can be most easily identified by a mahogany-colored shell and bright yellow-orange blotches on both sides of the head. Credit: Leah Hawthorne/USFWS

Nature's Good Neighbors: Dairy Farmer Brings Together Turtles and Cows

June 29, 2018
The Service worked on conservation easements that helped a New York dairy farmer become steward of a large population of bog turtles, a threatened species. They also gave him, and his cows, his pastures back after invasion by non-native plants. And by putting easements on 60 acres of his property, he put some extra cash back in his pocket.
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