Category Archive: Beyond the Boundaries

Florida Groups Meet to Discuss Protecting Rare Everglades Landscape

Last week the National Wildlife Refuge Association organized a meeting in Florida between U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director, Dan Ashe, Refuge System Chief Jim Kurth and several local groups to discuss science-based land acquisition within the Everglades landscape. Held …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2014/07/meeting-in-everglades-with-diverse-groups-to-discuss-protection-of-rare-landscape/

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Opening- Progress for Urban Refuges

Today, NWRA joined in celebrating the grand opening of the new  Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center at Corn Creek. Located just fifteen minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, the new center is an outstanding resource for the increasingly urbanized …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2014/02/desert-national-wildlife-refuge-visitor-center-opening-progress-for-urban-refuges/

Secretary Sally Jewell Visits Durando Ranch in Support of Everglades Conservation

In the lush grassland and longleaf pine savannah landscape of the Durando Ranch you see what the State of Florida was like 150 years ago. Many people think of white sandy beaches, delicious oranges, and warm weather when picturing the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2014/01/secretary-sally-jewel-visits-durando-ranch-in-support-of-everglades-conservation/

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/

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