National Wildlife Refuge Expo 2017

On October 11th the National Wildlife Refuge Association and members of the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) held the second National Wildlife Refuge System Expo to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week. Refuge Week occurs every second week of October …

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Department of Interior Facilitating Secret Public Land Give Away for Commercial Interests

Putting Profits Over Public Lands Protections, Secretary Zinke Secretly Moving Devastating Road Proposal Forward at Izembek NWR  October 16, 2017 (Washington, DC) – The Department of the Interior is secretly moving to give away hundreds of acres of designated wilderness …

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Former FWS Directors Urge Federal Employees to Support the Refuge Association

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Six former Directors of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who served under Presidents Carter, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama, released a letter to current and former Service staff members urging them to consider supporting the …

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National Public Lands Day is a “fee-free” day!

National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 30, 2017 is a “fee-free” day! Many of NWRA’s partners, supporters and Friends are preparing to celebrate National Public Lands Day this weekend with a day of volunteerism and/or enjoyment of “fee-free” events and …

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We Mourn the Loss of Our Conservation Hero

The conservation movement lost a hero. Alto “Bud” Adams didn’t necessarily look the part with his cowboy hat, boots, and dusty jeans, but he was every inch the conservationist in his quest to protect the magic of Everglades Headwaters, from …

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Trump Administration Secretly Pushing Illegal Oil Exploration in the Arctic Refuge

  WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2017) – The Washington Post reported today that the Trump administration is secretly taking the first steps towards opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The Post reports that the Department of the Interior …

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Update on Damages from Hurricane Irma

Dear Friends, Service staff, and refuge supporters, If you have been impacted by Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, or the fires in the west, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you work to deal …

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Our Thoughts Are With You!

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Protect Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas is now at the forefront of President Trump’s new border wall and we need your help to stop it! If the wall were built, it would be detrimental to the refuge, wildlife, …

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Texas Refuges Hurricane Harvey Update

As Hurricane Harvey continues to pummel Southeast Texas, our thoughts are with everyone who find themselves in the storm’s path, especially U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff and Friends and volunteers of the refuges impacted. We are relieved to report …

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