Refuge Photo Contest Opens Sept. 15

Birds at Sunset

Announcing the 2015 Refuge Photo Contest! We invite you to show us your photographs of the habitats, wildlife and people that make our national wildlife refuges such incredible places. Our nation is home to more than 560 national wildlife refuges …

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Obama to Visit Alaska Arctic Region

President Barack Obama is visiting Alaska Aug. 31 – Sept. 2. In advance of his trip, the White House released this video, highlighting the reasons he believes Alaska is overdue for some attention paid to its front-line status in the fight …

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Calling All Golfers!

How can a round of golf help protect wildlife habitat? When the golf outing is a benefit for the National Wildlife Refuge Association, of course! Thanks to the generosity of our board member Larry Ross, the Refuge Association is again …

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The Flyer E-Newsletter: July 2015

PRESIDENT’S LETTER We’re entering those dog days of summer, when parts of the country get hot and muggy and others are parched. While kids and families spend some much-deserved summer vacation days visiting wildlife refuges and other public lands to …

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Birding Community E-Bulletin: August 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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Tom Kerr Receives 2015 Paul Kroegel Refuge Manager of the Year Award

On July 25, 2015, Tom Kerr received the prestigious 2015 Paul Kroegel Refuge Manager of the Year Award from the National Wildlife Refuge Association. Mr. Kerr, a 25-year employee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the Refuge Manager …

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Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge Staff Seek Cause Behind Rookery Abandonment

Seahorse Key, one of 13 small islands along the Gulf Coast of Florida that make up Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, has long been known as the largest bird colony in the area. Yet the island’s rookery, closed to the …

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Global Anti-Poaching Act Seeks to Restrict Illicit Wildlife Trade

As the Global Anti-Poaching Act (H.R. 2494) remains open to amendments on the House of Representatives floor, wildlife advocates are clamoring to have their voices heard – and with good reason. Though international resolutions against the trafficking of threatened and …

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Students Plant 50 Trees at Iron River National Fish Hatchery

At the Iron River National Fish Hatchery in Wisconsin, a group of school children from nearby South Shore Elementary volunteered their time to perform maintenance, learn about their environment, and improve the local habitat – all in a single day’s …

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National Wildlife Refuge Association Approves New Board Members

The National Wildlife Refuge Association recently welcomed six new board members: Maya Kepner, Marc Meyer, Chad Brown, Marge Kolar, Don O’Brien, Andy Woolford. The board also bid farewell to three board members and our board Chair whose terms expired: Stuart …

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