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Gulf-Restoration

  • Wide-based cypress trees emerge from water in a swamp.
    Information icon Cypress swamp at Big Lake NWR. Photo by Jeremy Bennett.

    Atchafalaya Basin

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

  • A small bird with orange and black feathers perched on a branch in winter.
    Information icon LeConte’s sparrow. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.

    Central Gulf Lands

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Central Gulf Lands of the Gulf of Mexico watershed.  Learn more...

  • Volunteers form a 'bucket brigade' to pass mesh bags full of rocks down a shoreline.
    Information icon Building an oyster reef in West Bay, St. Andrew Bay, Panama City Beach, Florida. Photo by Melody Ray-Culp, USFWS.

    Central Gulf and Florida Panhandle Coast

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

  • Ten plus monarch butterflies perched on a single yellow plant.
    Information icon Monarch butterflies gathering in Chenier Plain coastal prairie. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.

    Chenier Plain

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

  • 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...

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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