Category Archive: Refuge Association News

Senate Votes to Allow Unsportsmanlike Conduct on Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 52 – 47 to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently void the Alaska National Wildlife Rule which had prohibited practices such as killing bear cubs and wolf pups along with …

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In Wake of Refuge System’s 114th Birthday – Little to Celebrate

(Washington, D.C.) – Just two days after the Refuge System celebrated its 114th birthday, the Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint with dramatic and damaging cuts to conservation programs. “Like a hurricane wind used to blow out …

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Celebrate the 114th Birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System!

  Today, the National Wildlife Refuge System celebrates its 114th birthday and we want to invite all of our animals’ friends to showcase their support! March 14th is a very special day. Not only is it Pi Day, but in …

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Refuge Association Joins Lawsuit to Defend Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule

Today the Refuge Association has joined more than a dozen conservation organizations as interveners in two lawsuits to defend the Department of Interior (DOI) and its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Park Service (NPS) rules regarding predator …

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The Rodent Situation (Not Your Grandfather’s Mouse)

By Rob Taylor, Restoration Ecologist for the Refuge Association   Spawned from undersea volcanoes and thousands of miles from any continent, the Hawaiian Islands harbor very few indigenous land animals. Once in a while a bird or insect made its …

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Palm Beach Town Council Approves Resolution In Support Of Loxahatchee NWR

On January 10, the Palm Beach Florida Town Council voted unanimously to support the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee NWR and encourage Florida Governor Rick Scott and the South Florida Water Management District, to continue the long-standing partnership with the Fish …

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Reflecting On 2016 and Preparing for 2017

  Accomplishments in 2016 The past year presented many challenges for our National Wildlife Refuge System. We found ourselves confronted with some expected obstacles, such as insufficient Operations and Maintenance funding, while others developed suddenly and severely threatened the integrity …

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Chad Karges Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at Department of the Interior

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Wildlife Refuge Association presented its Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award to Chad Karges, Project Leader at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Oregon in recognition of his steadfast leadership and his commitment to building …

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Fernando Núñez-García Hired as Caribbean Conservation Coordinator

We are very pleased to welcome Fernando Núñez-García as the new Caribbean Conservation Coordinator for the National Wildlife Refuge Association. Núñez-García will conduct community outreach and public engagement activities throughout Puerto Rico, working closely with the Puerto Rican Parrot Interagency …

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Coming Together to Support National Wildlife Refuges

All of us love our public lands, especially our national wildlife refuges. For many of us, refuges are places to seek solitude, to develop memories with friends and family and to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you are a hunter, …

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