Get Active on National Wildlife Refuges this Earth Day!

April 22nd is a very special today. Together we will celebrate our 47th Earth Day and the wonderful planet we live on. As our world comes together, we encourage you to be active participants. Here is what you can do …

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Secretary Zinke Announces Bison Range Decision

On April 13, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke  announced his decision on the National Bison Range. The Secretary stated, “I took a hard look at the current proposal suggesting a new direction for the National Bison Range and assessed …

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Conservation Leaders Recognized with 2017 Refuge System Awards Washington, D.C.

The National Wildlife Refuge Association announced the 2017 National Wildlife Refuge System Awards exemplifying the outstanding conservation management skills and volunteer leadership found throughout the Refuge System. The annual awards honor the Refuge Manager, Refuge Employee, Refuge Volunteer and Friends …

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CARE Group Requests $900 Million to Support the Refuge System

This week, the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) group, chaired by the National Wildlife Refuge Association, released their comprehensive report requesting Congress and the Administration to appropriate $900 million in annual federal funding to support the National Wildlife Refuge …

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Refuge Friends Voices Not Allowed to be Heard by Congress in Rare Objection during Hearing on Refuge Bills

At a Congressional hearing today in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Federal Lands, Ranking Member Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) attempted to enter into the record a letter from the National Wildlife Refuge Association, Friends of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (MA), …

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Izembek and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuges Are on the Chopping Block

This afternoon at 2pm EST, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands will host a hearing to discuss two bills that threaten the integrity of the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System). Izembek and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuges are …

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Senate and House Arctic Refuge Wilderness Bills Introduced

Members of Congress Push for Wilderness Two Years After Transmittal WASHINGTON – Today, 40 senators led by Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and a bipartisan group of representatives led by Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), …

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Facebook Enters the Advocacy Game – Launches “Town Hall”

On Monday, Facebook launched a new feature called “Town Hall” that makes it easier for you to contact your congressional leaders to discuss issues that are important to you. Facebook’s Town Hall feature was launched in an effort to increase …

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FAQs – The Repeal of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Rule

On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Senate followed the House in voting (52-47) to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently void the Alaska National Wildlife Rule, which had prohibited some hunting practices to specifically reduce predator populations on …

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Senate Votes to Allow Unsportsmanlike Conduct on Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 52 – 47 to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently void the Alaska National Wildlife Rule which had prohibited practices such as killing bear cubs and wolf pups along with …

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