Category Archive: Beyond the Boundaries

The Rodent Situation (Not Your Grandfather’s Mouse)

By Rob Taylor, Restoration Ecologist for the Refuge Association   Spawned from undersea volcanoes and thousands of miles from any continent, the Hawaiian Islands harbor very few indigenous land animals. Once in a while a bird or insect made its …

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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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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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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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Partners for Conservation – 21st Century Landscape Conservation

Partners for Conservation (PFC) formed in 2010 as the result of years of public and private partnerships between landowners, government agencies and non-profit organizations. PFC is a collaborative movement of private landowners from across the country that work with partners …

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Meet Our Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

This week, participants in the Arctic Youth Ambassadors program (AYA) will be visiting senior policymakers and government officials here in Washington D.C. to discuss important environmental challenges in Alaska. The AYA program, established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service …

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Joe Browder – A Conservation Warrior Remembered

South Florida and the Everglades would be a very different place today if it was not for the extraordinary work, passion, and dedication of Joe Browder. Our dear friend and advisor to the Refuge Association, Joe Browder, passed away on …

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Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – A South Florida Jewel

Nestled snugly between South Florida’s sugarcane fields to the west and Palm Beach’s polo grounds to the east is a natural oasis of wet prairies, sloughs, saw grass, and tree islands. An aerial view of South Florida will reveal an …

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75 Years of Outstanding Stewardship at Kodiak Refuge, a Model for Wildlife Conservation

  Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, world-famous for the iconic Kodiak brown bear, will celebrate its 75th Anniversary on August 19th. For the past 7,500 years, Kodiak brown bears and people have co-existed on the Kodiak Archipelago. However, due …

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