New Protections for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Today, President Obama announced new protections for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, and we are thrilled! Read our press release here. In a press release, Secretary of the Department of the Interior Sally Jewell released a new Comprehensive Conservation …

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Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge New Visitor Center Grand Opening

This Saturday, January 24, is the grand opening of the new visitor center at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. National Wildlife Refuge Association’s Western Programs Manager Ron Cole will be in attendance to show our continued support as the …

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State of the Union Sets the Stage for FY16 Budget

Last night’s State of the Union touched on many pressing issues facing the nation, from immigration to health care to the economy. President Obama summarized his vision, and asked both sides of the aisle to put aside differences to solve …

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Refuges Nourish Local Economies

Last year, people flocked to refuges up and down the East Coast as far south as North Carolina’s Outer Banks to see what some call “the elusive snowy owls,” Arctic birds that are rare winter visitors in those areas.  This …

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The Birding Community E-Bulletin January 2015

This Birding Community E-bulletin is being distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and …

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Jim Kurth Chosen as New Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The National Wildlife Refuge Association is elated to learn that Jim Kurth has been chosen as the new Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service following the retirement of Rowan Gould. “We are thrilled to see Jim Kurth appointed to …

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The New Congress – What’s Ahead for National Wildlife Refuges?

The 114th Congress convened on January 6 with new Republican leadership in the Senate and continued Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, as President Barack Obama serves the last two years of his presidency. So what does this mean …

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“WOW”ing Citizens in the Connecticut River Watershed

The Urban Wildlife Refuges Program is all about reaching new audiences who might not know about the Refuge System, or a refuge that’s right in their backyard. One way the Urban Program is solving this problem is by bringing wildlife …

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No More Arctic Antics

David Houghton is the President of the National Wildlife Refuge Association. He has worked for and in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for over 25 years. David has been involved with the National Wildlife Refuge Association since 2000: as the …

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Duck Stamp Signed Into Law

Obama has signed two important bills about the Duck Stamp into law! This is a huge victory for America’s wildlife refuges and it would not have happened without the hard work of our advocates! We’ve been following the progress of …

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