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Gulf-Restoration

  • Two bright white birds with red patches on their face and long slender legs standing in the a dormant grassy field.
    Information icon Whooping cranes. Photo by D. Serverson, USFWS.

    Coastal Bend

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Texas Coastal Bend area.  Learn more...

  • Sandy patches emerge from slash pine growth.
    Information icon Pine rockland habitat found throughout the Florida Keys. Photo by Jonathan Mays, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

    Florida Keys

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

  • An orange and brown salamander on a log with large tufts behind its eyes.
    Information icon Frosted flatwoods salamander at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by US Geological Service.

    Florida Panhandle Lands

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

  • 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...

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 Florida panther walking on a gravel road with a slash pine forest in the background
    A Florida panther. Photo by Larry W. Richardson, USFWS.

    Florida panther

    The Florida panther is a subspecies of Puma concolor (also known as mountain lion, cougar, or puma) and represents the only known breeding population of puma in the eastern United States. It is protected as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.  Visit the species profile...

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