Trump Administration Rejects the Overwhelming Support for Monuments from Millions of Americans

The National Wildlife Refuge Association strongly condemns Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to downsize and alter management of our national monuments. While the official report is still being kept secret from the American people, the recommendations reportedly include …

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Refuge Association Staff Provide Thought Leadership at Advanced Refuge Management Academy and Refuge Friends Academy

This week, staff from the Refuge Association attended two trainings at the National Conservation Training Center hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Advanced Refuge Management Academy and Refuge Friends Academy. The Refuge Association’s participation was to explain …

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Rooney, Perdue View Ranchers’ Land and Water Conservation Efforts

This press release has been re-published from Florida Representative Tom Rooney’s office.  Aug 18, 2017 Press Release FORT MYERS, FL – This morning, Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue observed critical water quality and land …

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Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Reveals Special Bear Statue

76 years ago, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge was established in Alaska. A group of concerned guides, hunters, and anglers came together to petition the protection of the Kodiak brown bear. In honor of Charlie Madsen, who championed the guiding and trophy …

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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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