Category Archive: Inside Washington

Protecting Wildlife Across State and International Borders

What do the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, State Wildlife Grants, and the North American Wetland Conservation Act all have in common? They protect species outside the boundaries of our public lands. Species cross state and international borders, and it’s …

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Transportation and the Refuge System

Congress is currently considering the reauthorization of a major transportation bill that funds federal highways, road improvements and other transportation projects, including roads and infrastructure on public lands such as national wildlife refuges. To help better understand this bill and …

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Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Authorizes Refuge Expansions

Did you buy a Federal Duck Stamp this year? Are you planning to? Ninety-eight cents for every dollar spent on this important stamp are used for conservation on wildlife refuges. Last week, the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission decided exactly where …

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The Land and Water Conservation Fund Vital in the Face of Climate Change

President Obama will be traveling to the Everglades on Wednesday to make an Earth Day announcement about efforts to combat climate change and sea level rise at four landscapes throughout the nation. While his message focuses on parks in honor …

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National Wildlife Refuge Association Applauds President’s FY2016 Budget Request

The National Wildlife Refuge Association applauds President Obama’s FY2016 budget request for including a $34 million increase for the National Wildlife Refuge System budget and $900 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund among its conservation priorities. The President’s …

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State of the Union Sets the Stage for FY16 Budget

Last night’s State of the Union touched on many pressing issues facing the nation, from immigration to health care to the economy. President Obama summarized his vision, and asked both sides of the aisle to put aside differences to solve …

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The New Congress – What’s Ahead for National Wildlife Refuges?

The 114th Congress convened on January 6 with new Republican leadership in the Senate and continued Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, as President Barack Obama serves the last two years of his presidency. So what does this mean …

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Duck Stamp Signed Into Law

Obama has signed two important bills about the Duck Stamp into law! This is a huge victory for America’s wildlife refuges and it would not have happened without the hard work of our advocates! We’ve been following the progress of …

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Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Budget Increase for Refuge System

The House and Senate finally came to agreement this week on an omnibus-spending package that will fund the vast majority of federal government programs until the end of September, the remainder of FY 2015. Overall, the bill retains status quo …

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With Broad Support, the U.S. Senate Passes the Duck Stamp Bill

At a time when Congress seems mired in a steady state of bickering and gridlock, the U.S. Senate delivered good news today by passing a bipartisan bill to increase the price of the federal Duck Stamp from $15 to $25. …

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