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Ornithologist coloring page.
September 15, 2020

Ornithologist coloring page.

Ornithologist coloring page.

Attribution: Ecosystems
September 9, 2020

I am an...Ornithologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the second video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of

Attribution: Ecosystems
I Am A...Herpetologist Coloring Page
August 28, 2020

I Am A...Herpetologist Coloring Page

I Am A...Herpetologist Coloring Page

Attribution: Ecosystems
man holding microphone
August 25, 2020

USGS Director Jim Reilly gives a speech

The USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) held a groundbreaking ceremony on August 25, 2020 at the Idaho Water Science Center (IDWSC) in Boise, Idaho. FRESC is moving their Snake River Field Station, presently located on the Boise State University campus, to the IDWSC campus and building a new facility for the USGS Pacific Northwest environmental DNA

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August 14, 2020

I Am A...Herpetologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the first video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of

Attribution: Ecosystems
Forester's Tern
August 6, 2020

Return of the Terns

Now that Forster’s terns have returned to nesting in Pond A16, an important nesting colony has been re-established, with hopes that this tern colony will grow in future years and help reverse the decline of the Forster’s tern population in San Francisco Bay.

Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park.
July 10, 2020

Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park.

Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park.

Attribution: Ecosystems
A man and woman wearing cloth face coverings and setting up equipment
June 26, 2020

Setting up a bat acoustic monitoring station

White-nose syndrome has been detected in Washington. USGS scientist are helping the NPS design and evaluate bat sampling protocols for their Pacific Northwest parks.

USGS scientist Tabitha Graves collects western bumble bee samples in eastern Montana.
June 19, 2020

Collecting western bumble bee samples in eastern Montana

USGS scientist Tabitha Graves collects western bumble bee samples in eastern Montana. 

Scientists collect alpine plant species on the summit of Seward Mountain, Glacier NP
June 16, 2020

Scientists collect alpine plant species in Glacier NP

Scientists collect alpine plant species and distribution data to complete a GLORIA site inventory on the summit of Seward Mountain, Glacier National Park, Montana.

Alpine summits often support a great variety of vegetation species despite harsh environmental conditions. Glacier NP
June 16, 2020

Alpine summits often support a great variety of vegetation species

Alpine summits often support a great variety of vegetation species despite harsh environmental conditions. Bison Mountain GLORIA plot, Glacier National Park, Montana.

Researcher evaluates vegetation during a GLORIA alpine plant survey near the summit of Dancing Lady Mountain in Glacier NP
June 16, 2020

Researcher evaluates vegetation during a GLORIA alpine plant survey

Researcher evaluates vegetation during a GLORIA alpine plant survey near the summit of Dancing Lady Mountain in Glacier National Park, Montana.