Celebrate National Public Lands Day & National Hunting and Fishing Day

On Saturday, September 24th, refuges nationwide will celebrate National Public Lands Day and National Hunting and Fishing Day. National Public Lands Day is sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation with over 50 national wildlife refuges participating. It marks the …

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Joe Browder – A Conservation Warrior Remembered

South Florida and the Everglades would be a very different place today if it was not for the extraordinary work, passion, and dedication of Joe Browder. Our dear friend and advisor to the Refuge Association, Joe Browder, passed away on …

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Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – A South Florida Jewel

Nestled snugly between South Florida’s sugarcane fields to the west and Palm Beach’s polo grounds to the east is a natural oasis of wet prairies, sloughs, saw grass, and tree islands. An aerial view of South Florida will reveal an …

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2017 Student Refuge Summer Internship Program

Sierra Hoisington, Okefenokee NWR

The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of habitats that benefits wildlife, provides unparalleled outdoor experiences for all Americans, and protects a healthy environment. Today, there are more than 560 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts. There …

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President Obama Establishes First Marine National Monument in U.S. Atlantic Waters

Today, President Obama announced the creation of the first marine monument in U.S. Atlantic waters. Located approximately 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, the 4,913 square mile Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is the latest addition …

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Million Dollar Duck

Tonight, September 14, at 9pm EST, Animal Planet will premier the award-winning film behind the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (aka the Duck Stamp), “Million Dollar Duck” which highlights the fascinating art competition hosted by the U.S. Fish and …

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One of Many Iconic Gems

If you read my “An Expression of Feelings” blog post I hope you continue to follow me because the next few months will be devoted to learning, exploring, and sharing my thoughts about the wonders and benefits of urban/metropolitan area …

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Guest Blog: Ranchers Play Important Role in Florida’s Conservation

By: David “Lefty” Durando Cattle ranchers care about Florida’s natural lands and wildlife, and being good stewards is extremely important to us. My family has been in the ranching business in Central and South Florida since the mid-1800s, and we …

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Soul River Runs Wild – Transforming Youth and Veterans through Conservation

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is the largest, wildest, and most pristine national wildlife refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. This place of extraordinary wilderness protects, in an undisturbed condition, fragile ecosystems, habitats, and wildlife. For Refuge Association …

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President Obama to Create Largest Protected Area on Earth through Papahanaumokuakea Expansion

Today the Obama Administration announced it would expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from 89 million to 373 million acres, creating the largest protected area on planet Earth. The President will highlight this enormous global conservation gain next week at the …

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