Partners for Conservation Advocating for Landscape Conservation Throughout the Country

Steve Jester is the Executive Director of Partners for Conservation (PFC). PFC embodies a grassroots movement of private landowners working with agencies, non-profit organizations, and policymakers to collaborate on conservation projects for present and future generations. It represents the voices …

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Partnerships in the Refuge System: International Wildlife Refuge Alliance and the Wyandot of Anderdon Nation

Joann Van Aken is the Executive Director of the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance (IWRA). The mission of the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance is to support the first international wildlife refuge in North America by working through partnerships to protect, conserve, …

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Andy Yuen Receives Award at Surprise Luncheon

Andy Yuen was pretty surprised today when he arrived to what he thought was a pizza break in between refuge tours at the end of the week of refuge supervisor’s meetings, only to find he was being presented with the …

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Brown Bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Need Help

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a temporary closure of sport hunting of brown bears at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska in order to protect the population from decline.   The National Wildlife Refuge Association supports this …

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Refuge Program Helps Preschoolers with Developmental Delays

Wildlife refuges are typically established for the protection of a species or habitat, but offer so many more benefits to surrounding wildlife, visitors, and the local community. At the South Arkansas Refuges Complex in Crossett, Arkansas, Amanda Wilkinson, a public …

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Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island Honored by the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement

This morning, August 14, Senator Jack Reed, D-RI, was presented with the 2014 Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) Award for his outstanding support of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Reed, chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, …

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San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex Wins $1 million in Urban Wildlife Refuge Challenge

This morning, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex is the winner of a nationwide competition among urban wildlife refuges to receive an addition $1 million this year-  and in subsequent years- …

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bans GMOs and Neonicotinoid Insecticides

In support of their mission to conserve wildlife, Jim Kurth, Chief of the Refuge System has boldly made the decision to ban genetically modified crops and neonicotinoid insecticides from being used on national wildlife refuges across the country. This decision …

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The Birding Community E-Bulletin August

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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Partnerships in the Refuge System: Wichita Mountains

Partnerships between national wildlife refuges and local groups, other government agencies, and various stakeholders are designed to build lasting relationships that benefit conservation. In the coming weeks, we’ll take a look at some successful partnerships that are helping the U.S. …

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