Category Archive: Inside Washington

Your Voice Matters – A Guide to Ensuring that Your Voice is Heard!

You might have read an article recently that articulates how to make your voice heard by your elected officials. With so many different ways to communicate your thoughts and opinions on an issue, it is important to use the appropriate communication …

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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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USFWS Announces Final Rule Clarifying Predator Control on Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced their final rule clarifying predator control regulations on National Wildlife Refuges in the state of Alaska. This final rule codifies how refuges have been managed in Alaska for years and does not …

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Collaborative Conservation for Monomoy

The town of Chatham, Massachusetts (the Town) has a 300-year tradition of managing its natural resources. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) has an equally impressive 150-year history of managing the National Wildlife Refuge System – the world’s …

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Interior Budget Bill Loaded with Riders Targeting the National Wildlife Refuge System Passes the House

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a Fiscal Year 2017 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538) loaded with damaging riders that affect the National Wildlife Refuge System. “The policy ramifications of these riders are significant and deserve …

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Wildlife Refuges at Risk from Dangerous Amendments to Interior Spending Bill

Today, the House is scheduled to begin debate on more than 130 amendments to the FY17 House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill (HR 5538). While the Interior spending bill does include a $3.5 million increase for the Refuge …

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Conservation Groups Oppose Vieques Land Transfer in Debt Deal

As Congress debates the language of the Puerto Rico debt relief bill, the provision to convey thousands of acres of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge to the government of Puerto Rico – opening the door to potential development – remains …

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Tell the White House to Stop Plans to Give Away the Vieques NWR

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, PR | Jenni Conrad, Creative Commons License/Flickr

The National Wildlife Refuge Association needs your help to join other conservationists across the country and call the White House TODAY to demand that President Obama reject a provision in the Puerto Rico debt relief bill (H.R. 4900) that would …

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Proposed Change to Duck Stamp Design Aims to Raise More Money for Conservation

Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds a contest to determine a new design for the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, otherwise known as the Duck Stamp. Artists from across the country submit designs in hopes that …

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Private Landowners Play a Critical Role in Successful Conservation Efforts

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service relies on private landowners to successfully conserve and manage America’s landscapes. The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (Partners Program) is one of the Service’s most effective tools for building these partnerships across the …

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