Category Archive: Beyond the Boundaries

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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Ocean Mysteries: Eight Cool Creatures that Call the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Home

Ten years ago President G.W. Bush created the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (MNM) setting the stage for the United States to become the world’s leader in ocean protection. By the end of Bush’s tenure, he had created another three Marine …

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National Bison Range

July 20, 2016 Dear Supporters, On June 10, 2016, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) released draft legislation that would transfer the National Bison Range in Montana from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Secretary of the …

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A New Era of Collaborative Conservation

The recent announcement by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that the greater sage-grouse is not warranted for protection under the Endangered Species Act was welcomed with a collective sigh of relief across much of the Western U.S. The much-anticipated decision, prompted …

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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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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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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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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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