Pea Island NWR Powers Up the Outer Banks

The Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has long been helping power the local economy through ecotourism and beautiful natural beaches, but this summer, the refuge was more than an economic power house, it …

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Florida Cabinet Approves Conservation Purchases to Protect 3,000 Acres in Everglades Headwaters NWR

Today, August 16th, the Florida Cabinet approved the purchases of two significant conservation properties that will protect more than 3,000 acres of pristine habitat within the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Partnership Area. These purchases will be made …

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National Wildlife Refuge Responds to Emergency

In late July, the Lodgepole Complex Fire in northeastern Montana grew rapidly, with four separate fires joining to burn more than 270,000 acres in a matter of days. The fires devastated lands ranchers use for grazing their cattle. Charles M. …

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Climate Change and Oil Prices Should Bury Arctic Drilling Forever

This article originally appeared in The Hill on August 4, 2017. In the wake of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Ala.) votes against the Senate Republican health care bill, media reports have suggested that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has threatened to withdraw administration support for building a …

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My Internship at the Refuge Association

When I began my internship at the National Wildlife Refuge Association three months ago, I knew very little about the world of conservation. However, I was excited to channel my passion for the environment toward the wildlife which calls our …

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Visiting the Patuxent Research Refuge

As the Conservation Policy Stanback Intern for the Refuge Association, I’ve had the opportunity to advocate for our America’s treasured refuges on social media, our website, and Capitol Hill. However, I wanted to experience one first-hand to fully appreciate our …

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Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge – Ground Zero for Border Wall Expansion

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, located along the Rio Grande River on the U.S. border with Mexico in south Texas, is one of the most ecologically important areas in the nation and unfortunately is at the forefront of the Trump …

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Empowering the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

Summer is here and our student interns are having a blast! Every year the National Wildlife Refuge Association coordinates a 10-week long summer internship program for dedicated and passionate students on national wildlife refuges. These students gain real-world wildlife management …

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Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge—Border Wall Through the Refuge?

  WHAT WE KNOW: The Trump Administration has secretly been planning on building a wall through this border refuge, which sits on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande River The Army Corps of Engineers has been taking soil samples …

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Public Lands and Predator-Control Hunting Take Center Stage in Alaska

This article originally appeared in American Hunt on June 6, 2017. By Mark Carter In Alaska, hunters are at the center of continuing debates over local control of public lands and predator-control methods. The state legislature, currently in special session, is considering …

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