Delmarva Fox Squirrel Officially Recovered

Great news! This morning, Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell and Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe announced at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to delist the Delmarva …

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Federal Duck Stamp Contest is This Weekend

This upcoming weekend, September 19 & 20 is the judging of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. This event is free and open to the public, so everyone has a chance to see the …

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Urban Wildlife Refuge Program Highlighted on Capitol Hill

This morning, congressional staffers with partners and supporters of the National Wildlife Refuge System joined the Chief of the Refuge System Jim Kurth and Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe for a congressional briefing on the …

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Bob and Sharon Waldrop Receive Refuge Volunteers of the Year Award

Bob and Sharon Waldrop spent years volunteering for Southeast Louisiana refuges. In fact, between them they have contributed more than 32,693 volunteer hours and counting to the National Wildlife Refuge System. If you do the math that is 16 years …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Friends During Election Season

Fall is a very exciting time for refuges. With festivals, Refuge Week celebrations, and so much more, it is a great time to ask your elected officials to visit. Friends CAN and SHOULD invite elected officials to these events – …

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McCain Receives Refuge Employee of the Year Award at St. Marks Luncheon

Today was a special day for Kenny McCain, the recently-retired federal wildlife officer for Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges. Dozens of his friends, family and co-workers got together for a low country boil at St. Marks National …

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Tiger Stamp is on its Way Back!

Carrah Lingo is the Communications Associate for the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition On Monday, September 8th 2014 Congress kept the Save Vanishing Species Stamp alive! After a brief halt with the stamp last Fall, Senate bill S.231 passed through …

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Refuges Implement New Tool to Become More Energy Efficient

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is taking some clear steps to aid in the reduction of greenhouse gases with a new software that makes it easier for managers, staff, and visitors at refuges to be more energy efficient. The …

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The Birding Community E-Bulletin September

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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50th Anniversary of Landmark Conservation Statutes

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the passing of two landmark conservation statutes: the Wilderness Act and the law establishing the Land and Water Conservation Fund. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge have hosted …

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