Palm Beach Town Council Approves Resolution In Support Of Loxahatchee NWR

On January 10, the Palm Beach Florida Town Council voted unanimously to support the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee NWR and encourage Florida Governor Rick Scott and the South Florida Water Management District, to continue the long-standing partnership with the Fish …

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A Community Comes Together to Conserve their Precious Wildlife: the Endangered Key Deer

The endangered key deer population in the Florida Keys is facing a new threat that has already wiped out nearly 15% of the population since July – the new-world screwworm. New-world screwworms can infect livestock and warm-blooded animals, which also …

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Chesapeake Insider: Joe McCauley

Reposted from “Find Your Chesapeake: Chesapeake Insider: Joe McCauley”  By Peter Turcik – January 9, 2017  Joe McCauley retired from United States Fish and Wildlife Service after a 32-year career that included serving as assistant refuge manager at Supawn Meadows …

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Reflecting On 2016 and Preparing for 2017

  Accomplishments in 2016 The past year presented many challenges for our National Wildlife Refuge System. We found ourselves confronted with some expected obstacles, such as insufficient Operations and Maintenance funding, while others developed suddenly and severely threatened the integrity …

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Midway Atoll: A Home for Everyone – Birds, Refuge Association Employees and Plants!

One of the oldest breeding wild bird on the planet, calls a national wildlife refuge home. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean lies Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, where Wisdom, a 66-year-old Laysan albatross, has recently returned for the …

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Minnesota’s Best Kept Secret!

Fun Fact: Do you know who first said “Holy Cow” during a baseball broadcast? If you answered Minnesotan baseball commentator Halsey Hal, you either know your commentators or you’re familiar with the state of Minnesota. The Bald eagles that soar …

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Chad Karges Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at Department of the Interior

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Wildlife Refuge Association presented its Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award to Chad Karges, Project Leader at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Oregon in recognition of his steadfast leadership and his commitment to building …

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Your Voice Matters – A Guide to Ensuring that Your Voice is Heard!

You might have read an article recently that articulates how to make your voice heard by your elected officials. With so many different ways to communicate your thoughts and opinions on an issue, it is important to use the appropriate communication …

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#OptOutside on Black Friday!

Over 2.4 million Americans have pledged to #OptOutside this upcoming Black Friday. If you are considering places to visit, don’t forget about your nearest national wildlife refuge. There is one within an hour of most people in the U.S. You …

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Fernando Núñez-García Hired as Caribbean Conservation Coordinator

We are very pleased to welcome Fernando Núñez-García as the new Caribbean Conservation Coordinator for the National Wildlife Refuge Association. Núñez-García will conduct community outreach and public engagement activities throughout Puerto Rico, working closely with the Puerto Rican Parrot Interagency …

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