Category Archive: Inside Washington

Friends Come to Washington!

Refuge Friends are incredibly valued partners of the Refuge System. Dedicated and passionate about their refuge, Friends show their support in a variety of ways, including advocating for their refuge and the Refuge System as a whole on Capitol Hill. …

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The Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp Should Increase in Price

UPDATE: The Bill has passed the House, and now moves to the Senate.  Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Ashe has released a statement commending the U.S. House of Representatives for their decision, “The increase is desperately …

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What Does the New Congress Mean for America’s National Wildlife Refuges?

We at the National Wildlife Refuge Association congratulate the winners of the November 4 elections, and while there will be a change in leadership in the U.S. Senate and possible changes in some leadership positions in the House of Representatives, the …

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Perpetrators, Not Taxpayers, Should Pay – the Resource Protection Act

Wildlife refuge signs spray painted with obscene graffiti greeted Bill McCoy, last June when he arrived for work at Indiana’s Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge. He often finds dumped construction debris, tires, empty six-packs and other discards on refuge lands. …

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Tiger Stamp is on its Way Back!

Carrah Lingo is the Communications Associate for the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition On Monday, September 8th 2014 Congress kept the Save Vanishing Species Stamp alive! After a brief halt with the stamp last Fall, Senate bill S.231 passed through …

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Protection Act and Volunteer and Community Partnership Act

Earlier this month, the Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to discuss two bills that are very important to the National Wildlife Refuge System: S. 2560, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Protection Act, and H.R. 1300, …

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Bills in the House: One Hurts and Other Helps Refuge System

Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs held a hearing discussing several bills important to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service).  One bill would remove the authority from the Service to …

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Transportation Bill is Vital for Refuge System Success

Recently, a group of Friends members came to Washington D.C. to lobby in support of Refuge System funding and other issues. One of the issues they lobbied in support of is the reauthorizations of the Moving Ahead for Progress in …

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House Interior Funding Bill is a Mixed Bag

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies marked up its Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill, which provides funding for the National Wildlife Refuge System and numerous important conservation programs. The best news coming out of the …

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Need for Updated Regulation of Oil and Gas on Refuges

On May 28, a sheen of oil was spotted in the waters of the Delta National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana, the result of a leak in an underwater flowline. It is estimated that at least 50 barrels of oil have …

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