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Pacific black brant at Izembek National Wildlife Refuge | Kristine Sowl, USFWS

Department of Interior Facilitating Secret Public Land Give Away for Commercial Interests

Putting Profits Over Public Lands Protections, Secretary Zinke Secretly Moving Devastating Road Proposal Forward at Izembek NWR  October 16, 2017 (Washington, DC) – The Department of the Interior is secretly moving to give away hundreds of acres of designated wilderness …

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Former Directors CFC Letter copy

Former FWS Directors Urge Federal Employees to Support the Refuge Association

Six former Directors of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who served under Presidents Carter, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama, released a letter to current and former Service staff members urging them to consider supporting the …

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National Public Lands Day is a “fee-free” day!

National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 30, 2017 is a “fee-free” day! Many of NWRA’s partners, supporters and Friends are preparing to celebrate National Public Lands Day this weekend with a day of volunteerism and/or enjoyment of “fee-free” events and …

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