Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge draft comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment by Pacific Remote Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Agency : U.S.)

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Published by Pacific Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Honolulu, Hawaii .

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  • Nature conservation -- Baker Island -- Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge,
  • Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge (Baker Island) -- Management

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Statementprepared by Pacific Remote Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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LC ClassificationsQL84.7.B35 P33 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
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Open LibraryOL22568535M
LC Control Number2007473334

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Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service in the Marine Monuments Program of the Pacific Islands Refuges and Monuments Office (PIRAMO).

For more information contact: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge, BoxHonolulu, HI   Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge. Not exactly your favorite bird watching spot, the islands lie almost halfway between Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge book and Australia.

Barely north of the Equator and east of the International Dateline, by this odd quirk of geography, they. Ina short-lived attempt at colonization was begun on this island - as well as on nearby Howland Island - but was disrupted by World War II and thereafter abandoned.

Presently the island is a National Wildlife Refuge run by the US Department of the Interior; Area: total: sq km, water: 0 sq km, land: sq km. Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge (Baker Island) -- Planning -- Periodicals. Jarvis Island National Wildlife Refuge (Jarvis Island, Line Islands) -- Planning -.

Two masked boobies patrol the shoreline on Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean 2, km (1, mi) southwest of Honolulu. Image courtesy of USFWS. Dimensions. File Size. Download. x 65 KB Download. Usage Factbook photos - obtained from a variety of sources - are in the public domain and are copyright free.

Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge, 20 miles north of the equator and 1, miles southwest of Honolulu, is a nearly level saucer-shaped acre island surrounded by a narrow reef acres of submerged land.

Most of the refuge is marine habitat, including extensive coral reefs and other inshore tropical ocean habitats. Ina short-lived attempt at colonization was begun on this island—as well as on nearby Howland Island—but it was disrupted by World War II and thereafter abandoned.

The island is now a National Wildlife Refuge run by the US Department of the Interior. For access information please check on the refuge's web page or contact the refuge directly. Many refuges have specific visitor services and other recreation opportunity maps.

All lands and boundaries depicted in the above web map are not survey quality and. Ina short-lived attempt at colonization was begun on this island - as well as on nearby Howland Island - but was disrupted by World War II and thereafter abandoned. Presently the island is a National Wildlife Refuge run by the US Department of the Interior; a day beacon is situated near the middle of the west coast.

Climate. National Wildlife Refuge. On JSecretary of the Interior Rogers Morton created Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge which was expanded in to add submerged lands within 12 nautical miles (22 km) of the island.

The refuge now includes acres ( ha) of land andacres (, ha) of water. The island now forms the Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge and is an unincorporated and unorganized territory of the U.S.

which vouches for its defense. It is visited annually by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For statistical purposes, Baker is grouped with the United States Minor Outlying Islands. In Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge book, a short-lived attempt at colonization was begun on this island - as well as on nearby Howland Island - but was disrupted by World War II and thereafter abandoned.

Presently the island is a National Wildlife Refuge run by the US Department of the Interior. Jarvis Island is a U.S. possession and a National Wild life Refuge.

It is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (see National Wildlife Refuges, this chapter.) Baker Island (0°12'N., °29'W.) is nearly flat but rises to an elevation of 20 feet at its SW end. At this point there is a ste ep, sandy beach which. “The National Parks get all the love, but if you really want to commune with nature and not a stampede of RVs, try a National Wildlife Refuge.” – The Wall Street Journal “His photographs of the islands are transporting, as are so many of his images of our refuges and the wildlife that make their home within them.” – Earth Island JournalReviews: 6.

Baker Island is an uninhabited atoll located just north of the equator in the central Pacific Ocean at 0°13′N °31′W, about 3, km (1, nautical miles) southwest of Honolulu. Sometimes grouped together as part of the United States Minor Outlying Islands, it is about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia.

Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge consists of the acre ( Libraries and Library Books in Baker Island, eReaders, iPads, Kindles in Baker Island, Books and Literature in Baker Island And Fact and Fiction Books in Baker Island ; TheTownGuideID CP60 for Baker Island. A remote island in the middle of the Pacific called Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Planning: The Dateline DX Association was founded in to mount a DXpedition to Wake Island. Two years later members again went to KH9, and in subsequent years members have operated from many places along the Dateline in the Pacific.

Our previous. Staghorn coral on Baker Island NWR. Beds of staghorn coral (Acropora Sp) undulate across the sea floor at Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific, some 1, miles southwest of : K.

The Howland-Baker exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is a nautical-mile diameter area protected by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Howland-Baker EEZ haskm 2; and by comparison, California haskm 2. Howland Island was the area that Amelia Earhart was trying to reach in when she.

[Top of Page] Country name: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Baker Island Data code: FQ Dependency status: unincorporated territory of the US; administered from Washington, DC by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system Legal system: NA Flag description: the flag of the US is used.

THE NATIONAL PARKS get all the love, but if you really want to commune with nature and not a stampede of RVs, try a National Wildlife photographer Ian Shive spent the past eight. The National Wildlife Refuges provides a comprehensive examination of the laws and policies governing management of the national wildlife refuges, offering for the first time a practical description and analysis of the management regime outlined in the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act.

The act is the first new statute governing a system of federal public lands enacted. It is administered from Washington, D.C. by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system.

Baker Island, as well as Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, Wake Island, and Palmyra Atoll, lies in the Pacific Ocean, south of Hawaii.

One of the last places on Earth to welcome in will be Baker Island, an uninhabited atoll in the Pacific about 2, miles from Honolulu. Now a U.S. national wildlife refuge, Baker Island. Golden-spotted angelfish at Baker island NWR.

Apolemichthys Xanthopunctatus, a golden-spotted angelfish, cruises along the coral at Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean 1, miles southwest of : 2K. Baker Island is a small coral island, or atoll, in the North Pacific is just above the belongs to the United United States Department of the Interior is in charge of the island.

It is called the Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge. The island has no trees. The island is surrounded by a coral makes the atoll hard to approach in a boat.

All of the following US Pacific island territories except Midway Atoll constitute the Pacific Remote Islands National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex and as such are managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior.

Baker Island: The US took possession of the island in Its guano deposits were mined by US and. Baker Island is 1, nautical miles southwest of Honolulu — an 8-day voyage.

“While not a wildlife dependent public use according to National Wildlife Refuge Administration Act ofas amended, Amateur Radio operation is a use that assists in the management of the resources indirectly,” the FWS said in its Compatibility.

Weather Forecast Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge Longitude: Latitude: Altitude: 5m &#x. Donald Palawski, Refuge Manager, Pacific Remote Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex, phone number () End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Baker Island, Howland Island, and Jarvis Island Refuges are part of the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the Service.

Baker Island is an uninhabited atoll located just north of the equator in the central Pacific Ocean about 3, km (1, nm) southwest of island is almost half way between Hawaii and nearest neighbor is Howland Island 68 kilometres to the north.

Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge consists of the acre ( km²) island and a surround acres ( Howland Island: Discovered by the US early in the 19th century, the uninhabited atoll was officially claimed by the US in Both US and British companies mined for guano deposits until about Ina short-lived attempt at colonization began on this island, similar to the effort on nearby Baker Island, but was disrupted by World War II and thereafter abandoned.

Group Selected to Pursue DXpedition to Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge The Pacific Islands Refuges and Monuments Office of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has selected the Dateline DX Association (DDXA) -- the DXpedition group that activated Howland Island in and Wake Island in -- to pursue a DXpedition to Baker Island.

Remaining from that time is the overgrown airstrip and a building which housed Army Post Office After the war, a LORAN station was briefly on the island.

Today, the island is a wildlife refuge and there is an unmanned navigational beacon on the island. The island receives only about 25 inches of rain per year. The Baker Island Team: Febru Press Release #6. WILDLIFE. As a protected US National Wildlife Refuge, Baker Island is a place few humans ever get a chance to see.

In fact, the protected status of the wildlife is the main reason why landing permission is so rare. Baker Island, unincorporated territory of the United States in the South Pacific Ocean, about 1, miles (2, km) southwest of Honolulu.

A coral atoll rising to 25 feet (8 metres), it measures 1 mile ( km) long by mile ( km) wide and has a land area of about square mile ( square. Hans N. Neuhauser and W. Wilson Baker for the "Annotated List of Mammals of the Coastal Islands Georgia"; and and M.

Spanel, Biologist, Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge. The Georgia Game and Fish Commission provided access to the R. Reynolds Wildlife Refuge on Sapelo Island and use of the commission's airplane permitted.

View 20 photos, maps, and a detailed description of this 5 Beds, 3 Baths, Single Family House at Baker Island Way, null, Townsend, Georgia, GA.

Howland Island National Wildlife Refuge Heritage designation Tentative World Heritage Site (, Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty, object represents major stages of earth's history, geological processes, significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological.

Americans tried to inhabit the island in the s, but when Japan became active in the Pacific during World War II, they were evacuated.

The island is named for Michael Baker, who visited the island several times before "claiming" it in It was classified as part of Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge in.

Palmyra Atoll is an island in the North Pacific one lives there, but 4 to 20 people use this island, mainly scientists. It is managed as a nature reserve by the United is known as the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.

Ina team of scientists from around the world started to build a research station on the island.

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