National Wildlife Refuge Association

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Date registered: June 15, 2012

Latest posts

  1. FY19 President’s Budget Request Memo — February 14, 2018
  2. Refuge Association Applauds Desperately Needed Emergency Funding in Budget Deal — February 13, 2018
  3. Refuge Association Joins Lawsuit to Stop Illegal Land Exchange at Izembek Refuge — January 31, 2018
  4. Corona Ranch Easement Purchase — November 29, 2017
  5. Bill to Support Volunteers on Wildlife Refuges Heard on Capitol Hill Today — November 15, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. An open letter to the American people: Events at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge — 47 comments
  2. Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge—Border Wall Through the Refuge? — 13 comments
  3. FAQs – The Repeal of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Rule — 11 comments
  4. National Bison Range — 11 comments
  5. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bans GMOs and Neonicotinoid Insecticides — 9 comments

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Deborah Harwood, NWRA Office Manager, Presented with Cal Lensink Dedicated Service Award

Last week, the board of the National Wildlife Refuge Association recognized longtime employee, Deborah Harwood, with the Cal Lensink Dedicated Service Award, for her outstanding vision, commitment, and unifying presence for the organization. Ms. Harwood has been with the NWRA …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/10/deborah-harwood-award/

National Wildlife Refuge Expo 2017

On October 11th the National Wildlife Refuge Association and members of the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) held the second National Wildlife Refuge System Expo to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week. Refuge Week occurs every second week of October …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/10/national-wildlife-refuge-expo-2017/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/10/department-of-interior-facilitating-secret-public-land-give-away-for-commercial-interests/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/10/former-fws-directors-urge-federal-employees-to-support-the-refuge-association/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/09/national-public-lands-day-is-a-fee-free-day/

We Mourn the Loss of Our Conservation Hero

The conservation movement lost a hero. Alto “Bud” Adams didn’t necessarily look the part with his cowboy hat, boots, and dusty jeans, but he was every inch the conservationist in his quest to protect the magic of Everglades Headwaters, from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/09/we-mourn-the-loss-of-our-conservation-hero/

Trump Administration Secretly Pushing Illegal Oil Exploration in the Arctic Refuge

  WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2017) – The Washington Post reported today that the Trump administration is secretly taking the first steps towards opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The Post reports that the Department of the Interior …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/09/trump-administration-secretly-pushing-illegal-oil-exploration-in-the-arctic-refuge/

Update on Damages from Hurricane Irma

Dear Friends, Service staff, and refuge supporters, If you have been impacted by Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, or the fires in the west, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you work to deal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/09/update-on-damages-from-hurricane-irma/

Our Thoughts Are With You!

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/09/our-thoughts-are-with-you/

Texas Refuges Hurricane Harvey Update

As Hurricane Harvey continues to pummel Southeast Texas, our thoughts are with everyone who find themselves in the storm’s path, especially U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff and Friends and volunteers of the refuges impacted. We are relieved to report …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/08/texas-refuges-hurricane-harvey-update/

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