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Gulf-Restoration

  • Three biologists try to life a huge, prehistoric looking fish over the side of a small boat.
    Information icon Gulf sturgeon being released into the wild. Photo by USFWS.

    Florida’s Big Bend

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of Florida’s Big Bend region.  Learn more...

  • A green leafy plant vine climbs across a sand dune putting off several bright white flowers with yellow shading near the center
    Information icon Morning glory at the beach. Photo by USFWS.

    Glossary

    Adaptive Management is a process that promotes flexible decision-making that can be adjusted in the face of uncertainties as outcomes from management actions and other events become better understood. Careful monitoring of these outcomes both advances scientific understanding, and helps adjust policies or operations as part of an iterative learning process. Adaptive management also recognizes the importance of natural variability in contributing to ecological resilience and productivity. It is not a ‘trial and error’ process; it emphasizes learning while doing, and adapting based on what’s learned.  Learn more...

  • A brown and white bird with a long beak on an oyster reef.
    Information icon Oyster reef. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.

    Greater Apalachicola Basin

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

  • A leopard like cat about the size of a house cat.
    Information icon The federally endangered ocelot just released into the wild. Photo by USFWS.

    Laguna Madre and Lower Rio Grande Valley

    The USFWS collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Laguna Madre and Lower Rio Grande Valley.  Learn more...

  • A sunset over a pond in winter.
    Information icon Wetland habitat of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Photo by Steve McKnight, USFWS.

    Mississippi Alluvial Valley

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

  • Two narrow legged birds looking for food on the shore.
    Information icon Western sandpiper and juvenile. Photo by Mark Danaher, USFWS.

    Mississippi River Coastal Wetlands and Barrier Islands

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Mississippi River Delta, coastal wetlands and barrier islands.  Learn more...

Infographic

  • Hurricane Irma

    This infographic shows the eye of Hurricane Irma and details the Southeast Region response. The Service sent out teams with fuel, water, food and chainsaws to make sure that employees were safe, to inspect homes and buildings, to clear roads and to find staging areas for equipment. Hurricane Irma impacted 45 national wildlife refuges, three national fish hatcheries, two ecological services field stations, two fish and wildlife conservation offices and three law enforcement offices in the Caribbean and Southeast U.  Learn more...

  • Hurricane Irma and sea turtles

    This infographic discusses the impact of hurricanes in Florida during sea turtle nesting season, and asks that you never touch any exposed eggs or disturbed nests. Although nearly 90 percent of sea turtle nesting in the United States occurs in Florida in March through October, a major hurricane there during this period doesn’t mean all is lost. Mother sea turtles “hedge their bets” by depositing eggs in several nests over the course of the season, so there is a high probability that at least a few of the nests will incubate successfully even if a serious storm hits.  Learn more...

Wildlife

  • A Louisiana black bear standing in a grassy clearing
    Information icon Louisiana black bear. Credit: Pam McIlhenny, used with permission.

    Louisiana black bear

    The Louisiana black bear is the state mammal for Louisiana, and it is one of 16 subspecies of the American black bear. While the American black bear can be found across North America, the Louisiana black bear subspecies is only known to occur in Louisiana, East Texas and western Mississippi. Compared to other black bears, the Louisiana black bears skull is longer, narrower and flatter, with larger molar teeth.  Visit the species profile...

  • Male and female mallard ducks on a lake
    Information icon Mallards at Morris Wetland Management District in Minnesota. Photo by Alex Galt, USFWS.

    Mallard

    Taxon: Anseriformes, Anatidae Range: Mallards occur year-round throughout North America, but most individuals are migratory and breed in the northern United States and Canada and winter in the Southern United States and Mexico. Most of the breeding population occurs in the Prairie Pothole Region of the north-central United States and central Canada. Status: Not listed, low concern – In 2018, the breeding population size exceeded 10 million in the traditional and eastern survey areas of North America.  Visit the species profile...

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