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Wildlife and habitat interpretive signs and displays

Wildlife interpretation makes visitors aware of the importance of habitat. Trails are great opportunities to teach the public about the environment and natural history. In urban areas, good educational efforts help build support for preserving open space. On wildlife refuges and protected public lands, interpretive facilities teach about critical habitat issues and the many varieties of ecosystems. Attractive graphics and photos are typically mounted on vertical trailhead displays or smaller angled trail-side signboards. The following examples of interpretive signs come from several parts of the country:

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(Commentary and photos by Stuart Macdonald, September 2009)

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