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White River spinedace
November 18, 2020

White River spinedace

White River spinedace. Photo taken Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area, Lund, NV.

White River spinedace
November 17, 2020

White River spinedace

White River spinedace. Photo taken Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area, Lund, NV.

White River desert sucker
November 17, 2020

White River desert sucker

White River desert sucker. Photo taken Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area, Lund, NV.

USGS PIT detection antenna, Flag Springs Complex, eastern Nevada
November 17, 2020

USGS passive integrated transponder (PIT) detection antenna

The Flag Springs Complex in eastern Nevada.

If you look closely you will see, surrounded by grasses, a small area of water. A USGS passive integrated transponder detection antenna can be seen in the water.  This is the only place on earth where White River spinedace still exist.

The name of the mountain in the photo is Whipple Peak.

White River spinedace
November 16, 2020

White River spinedace

White River spinedace. Photo taken Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area, Lund, NV.

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November 6, 2020

Department of the Interior Bison Conservation Initiative 2020

Bison
Since the late 19th century, the Department of the Interior, in collaboration with others, has been a leader in shared conservation stewardship of bison and manages...

  • 11,000 plains bison
  • 19 herds
  • On 4.6 million acres of the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, & Bureau of Land Management
  • In 12 states
...
Attribution: Ecosystems
Chiropterologist coloring page
October 28, 2020

Chiropterologist coloring page

Chiropterologist coloring page.

Attribution: Ecosystems
October 23, 2020

I Am A...Chiropterologist (Halloween Edition)

As #BatWeek comes to an end, we figured it’s the perfect time to get a little bit more…animated. Over the last few weeks the USGS has been highlighting a handful of careers in our “I Am A..." web series. Since we are all batty at the moment, it seems like the perfect time to put the spotlight on chiropterologists, or bat scientists. One favor, though, please promise to not

Attribution: Ecosystems
October 22, 2020

100 Years of Service to Migratory Bird Conservation in North America

This year, the USGS is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of their Bird Banding Laboratory and a century of advancing avian conservation science. Banding is one of the oldest and most important techniques used for studying individual birds. John Tautin, former Chief of the Bird Banding Lab and co-author of Bird Banding in North America: The First Hundred Years, will join

Scientist holding brown treesnake
October 21, 2020

Scientist holding brown treesnake

A USGS scientist holds an invasive brown treesnake.

Outstanding in the Field - Episode 6 artwork
October 12, 2020

USGS Outstanding in the Field - Not Enough Beaches in Grand Canyon?

In this episode of Outstanding in the Field, we are talking about beaches in a place that most people probably would not think of—the Grand Canyon. USGS scientists at the Southwest Biological Science Center’s Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center in Flagstaff, Arizona are looking at how a dam and vegetation are making things difficult for the beaches in Grand Canyon

October 2, 2020

I Am A...Fire Ecologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the third 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