Category Archive: News

NWRA Brings Director of “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society to D.C.

Birgie Vertesch, Executive Director of the ”Ding” Darling Wildlife Society, a non profit organization supporting the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlfie (NWR) Refuge in Sanibel, Florida, traveled to Washington D.C. this week. She made the trip to let members of Congress …

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Top 5 National Wildlife Refuges Impacted by Government

Across the nation, communities are feeling the effects of the government shutdown. For communities that depend on tourist dollars from National Wildlife Refuges, the refuge closures are especially difficult. Fall migration is well underway and hunting season is just beginning. …

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Government Shut Down and National Wildlife Refuge System – What Happens?

You might be wondering how a government shut down will impact our 561 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts.  To begin with – they will all be closed to the public. This includes hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, school …

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We’re Hiring: Beyond the Boundaries – Program Manager – Western US

Position Description Beyond the Boundaries – Program Manager – Western US The National Wildlife Refuge Association is a non-government organization dedicated to supporting strong funding, good policy, broad public engagement and innovative conservation programs to advance the mission of the …

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New Communications Intern at NWRA!

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NWRA is happy to introduce to our newest team member, Communications Intern Emily Paciolla! Emily will be assisting with NWRA’s social media outreach, website content, and publications. A recent grad from UC Davis, she comes to NWRA with a Bachelors …

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Steve Jester Hired as First Executive Director of Partners for Conservation

The National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) and Partners for Conservation (PFC), are pleased to welcome Steve Jester as Partners for Conservation’s first Executive Director.  The Executive Director is a joint position supported by NWRA and PFC together to promote the …

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Hurricane Sandy Funding Headed to the Field

The Department of the Interior announced this week the release of $64.6 million in emergency funding for 55 FWS Hurricane Sandy Relief projects. The approved projects include: facilities repair, debris removal, and habitat restoration, among other efforts. At this time, …

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NWRA and Partners Submit Testimony and Advocate for the FY14 Budget

Friends Ed Graham and Mary Harper stand with Jim Kurth, Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System, after testifying on two refuge related bills in front of the .

The appropriations season is in full swing in Washington, DC, with debates on budgets and refuge policy occurring every day. The National Wildlife Refuge Association and its diverse membership of Refuge Friends, private landowners, and sportsmen have been actively providing …

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Senate Confirms Sally Jewell as the Next Secretary of the Interior

The National Wildlife Refuge Association today expressed its strong support for Sally Jewell as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior following the Senate’s confirmation of her nomination last night.  Jewell’s appreciation for the outdoors and wildlife …

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Conservation Leaders Honored With 2014 Refuge System Awards

OVERVIEW 2014 WINNERS IMAGE GALLERY PAST WINNERS The National Wildlife Refuge System Awards, sponsored by NWRA, honor outstanding accomplishments by refuge managers, refuge employees, volunteers and Friends groups. Recognizing the excellence of these individuals and groups not only highlights the …

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