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  • A colorful landscape with a big lake and a farm house.
    Information icon Prairie Pothole area in the Kulm Wetland Management District. Photo by Krista Lundgren, USFWS.

    Prairie Potholes

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Prairie Pothole region.  Learn more...

  • Sunset over a wetland with birds flying overhead.
    Information icon Sunset on the Funk Waterfowl Production Area in the Rainwater Basin. Photo by Jeff Drahota, USFWS.

    Rainwater Basin

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Rainwater Basin.  Learn more...

  • A flock of hundreds birds of various species in a marsh on the Chenier Plain.
    Information icon Mixed flock on the Cheneir Plain. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.


    A list of resources used to produce the Next Steps document.  Learn more...

  • Four bright white birds with blue round eyes and long curved orange beaks.
    Information icon Quartet of white ibis. Photo by Mark Danaher, USFWS.

    Southwest Florida

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of Southwest Florida.  Learn more...

  • A white bird on the edge of a body of water with hundreds of out of focus birds in the background.
    Information icon Heron in front of a mixed flock at Bolivar Flats. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.

    Species List

    Trust Resources Trust resources include migratory birds, species listed as threatened and endangered under the Endangered Species Act, interjurisdictional fishes, marine mammals, wetlands, and lands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, such as national wildlife refuges. Common Name Scientific Name Taxa Alabama beach mouse Peromyscus polionotus ammobates Mammal Alabama shad Alosa alabamae Fish Alligator gar Atractosteus spatula Fish American avocet Recurvirostra americana Bird American bittern Botaurus lentiginosus Bird American black duck Anas rubripes Bird American crocodile Crocodylus acutus Reptile American eel Anguilla rostrata Fish American oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus Bird American wigeon Anas americana Bird American woodcock Scolopax minor Bird Attwater’s greater prairie chicken Tympanuchus cupido attwateri Bird Bachman’s sparrow Peucaea aestivalis Bird Baird’s sparrow Ammodramus bairdii Bird Bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bird Black rail Laterallus jamaicensis Bird Black skimmer Rynchops niger Bird Black tern Chlidonias niger Bird Bladderworts Utricularia spp.  Learn more...


  • National Wildlife Refuge System

    This infographic shows a mountain view of a refuge, a white-tailed deer and successful young fisherman. More people visited national wildlife refuges in the Southeast than any other Region in the United States. National wildlife refuges increased visitation by 750,000 to 15.2 million visitors. Hunting visits increased by 14,700 to over 800,000 hunters on 86 different refuges. Fishing on refuges increased by 200,000 to over 3.7 million anglers. We have 46 friends groups and 75 other community partners.  Learn more...

  • Southeast snapshot

    This infographic provides an overview of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Region (Region 4), which serves Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Region 4 includes most of the Gulf of Mexico and includes 131 National Wildlife Refuges, the majority of which are open to the public for hunting and fishing. It also includes 13 Environmental Services Offices and 13 National Fisheries.  Learn more...


  • Eight northern pintails including two females and six males on a cold, winter lake
    Information icon Northern pintails at Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Clayton Ferrell, USFWS.

    Northern pintail

    Taxon: Anseriformes, Anatidae Range: Northern pintail typically breed in the Prairie Pothole Region of the north-central United States, central Canada, and Alaska. They spend their winters in the southern United States and Mexico, especially along the Texas and Louisiana coasts of the Gulf of Mexico. Status: Not listed, low concern – More than 2.3 million northern pintail were estimated in the breeding population in 2018. However, substantial declines since the 1950s has resulted in restricted harvest regulations for this species.  Visit the species profile...

  • A close up photo of a yellow mussel shell
    Information icon Adult rough pigtoe in the Green River in Kentucky. Photo by Monte McGregor, Center Mollusk Conservation, Kentucky DFWR.

    Rough pigtoe

    The rough pigtoe is a medium sized mussel, dark to yellowish brown in color, that is native to the Ohio River system. It is found in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Virginia, with experimental populations in Tennessee, and is protected as an endangered species.  Visit the species profile...

  • Two dark gray mussels with striations on a red towel next to a ruler for scale.
    Information icon Suwannee moccasinshells. Photo by USFWS.

    Suwannee moccasinshell

    The Suwannee moccasinshell is a small freshwater mussel that rarely exceeds 2 inches in length found only in the Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia.  Visit the species profile...

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