Category Archive: Beyond the Boundaries

NWRA-Led Efforts Result in the Designation of the Second National Blueway and Cache River National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Expansion

Announcements spark renewed conservation efforts for the White River Watershed of Arkansas and Missouri Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes announced on January 9th that the White River and its associated watershed in Arkansas and Missouri has been selected …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2013/01/whiteriver/

Celebrating 25 Years of Partnerships benefiting Fish and Wildlife

NWRA is delighted to join in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program – one of the most effective ways national wildlife refuges and the FWS work together with private landowners to conserve and restore …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2012/08/celebrating-25-years-of-partnerships-benefiting-fish-and-wildlife/

House Bill would Eliminate FWS’s Authority to Establish Refuges

When President Theodore Roosevelt sought to protect tiny Pelican Island NWR in Florida, he evaluated the best options on the table and ultimately chose to use his executive authority to create the nation’s first national wildlife refuge in 1903. Since …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2012/07/5856/

Obama Administration Announces New Funding for the Northern Everglades

It’s no small feat to establish a 150,000-acre national wildlife refuge and conservation area. But it’s a whole different level of commitment when it’s backed up with $81 million for purchase of conservation easements. Yet that’s just what happened today …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2012/07/obama-announces-everglades-funding/

House Slashes Refuges/LWCF but Billions Directed to Gulf Restoration

Brown pelican at Crystal River NWR, FL | John McCormack

This week was a big one in Washington, D.C. and we’re not talking about the Supreme Court.  Specifically, the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill for the Department of Interior that would gut several important conservation programs including: 10% cut …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2012/06/house-slashes-refugeslwcf-but-billions-directed-to-gulf-restoration/

NWRA helps protect important wildlife corridor used by Florida panthers

The National Wildlife Refuge Association was instrumental in protecting habitat for the Florida panther by facilitating a diverse public and private partnership of organizations that collaborated to secure an important wildlife corridor called Panther Crossing near Kissimmee, Florida.

Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2012/05/florida-panther-crossing/

NWRA attends Everglades event with Vice President Biden and Senator Bill Nelson

The Vice President spoke about the Everglades ecosystem and discussed the creation of the Everglades Headwaters NWR and Conservation Area, which has been an NWRA priority for several years.

Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2012/04/nwra-attends-everglades-event-with-vice-president-biden/

Cattle Diplomacy – Montana and Florida Ranchers Share Their Experiences in Landscape Conservation

In February, NWRA and the FWS sponsored a visit by three ranchers and sportsmen and two Fish and Wildlife Service staff from Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front to the Northern Everglades to share their first-hand experience working with conservation easements and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2012/03/cattle-diplomacy-%e2%80%93-montana-and-florida-ranchers-share-their-experiences-in-landscape-conservation/

Video: Swimming with Manatees at Crystal River NWR

  For a truly up-close and personal experience with manatees one of the best places to visit is Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Endangered West Indian manatees are found in fresh, brackish and salt water. They are most …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2012/01/video-swimming-with-manatees-at-crystal-river-nwr/

New Headwaters Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area Will Help Sustain Ranching, Increase Hunting, Fishing Opportunities in Everglades

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced the formal establishment of the Everglades Headwaters NWR and Conservation Area.

Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2012/01/new-headwaters-refuge/

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