Category Archive: Refuge News

The Refuge Association’s Urban and Conservation Programs welcomes SRI’s LEAD Youth Leaders to the Florida Everglades!

Chad Brown, board member of the Refuge Association and founder of Soul River Inc (SRI), is currently leading a week-long expedition through the Florida everglades with future conservation leaders from Portland, Oregon. SRI Youth LEADers arrived in Ft. Lauderdale, FL …

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Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge – A Wild Paradise

**ALERT: This afternoon, Secretary Zinke announced his intention to recommend to President Trump that the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah be greatly reduced in size. While no decision was announced regarding the marine monuments, this is not a good …

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We Must Protect Our Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

“This order in effect makes Alaska open for business.” That’s what Secretary Zinke had to say after he signed Secretarial Order 3352 last Wednesday, which he characterized as “an important step” toward drilling in the Arctic Refuge. Specifically, Sec. Zinke …

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

Seventy-five years ago, the United States experienced one of its greatest victories of World War II on Midway Atoll. During the Battle of Midway, we faced an overwhelming enemy, but the immense skill and bravery of the men who fought …

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Life on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

By Dr. Rob Taylor, Restoration Ecologist for the National Wildlife Refuge Association What a damn cliché it is to say “time flies” but doesn’t it?  It’s been twelve months since I arrived at Midway and probably a good time take stock …

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Restoring Critical Habitat in the Bear River and Green River Watershed

For years, the National Wildlife Refuge Association has been pivotal in restoring critical habitat throughout rangelands in the Bear River and Green River watersheds. In 2016, the Refuge Association joined the USFWS and private landowners to celebrate the acquisition of …

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11 National Wildlife Refuges to Visit and Explore this Spring!

Happy Spring! It’s finally here, after a long and cold winter- thank goodness! And after all that you’re probably ready to get outside and explore all the great recreational opportunities nature has to offer. Look no further, we have recommendations …

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Your National Monuments Are in Jeopardy!

Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the Secretary of Interior to review all national monument designated within the past 20 years under the Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations, in an attempt to rescind, revoke, or possibly eliminate them. …

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Secretary Zinke Announces Bison Range Decision

On April 13, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke  announced his decision on the National Bison Range. The Secretary stated, “I took a hard look at the current proposal suggesting a new direction for the National Bison Range and assessed …

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Conservation Leaders Recognized with 2017 Refuge System Awards Washington, D.C.

The National Wildlife Refuge Association announced the 2017 National Wildlife Refuge System Awards exemplifying the outstanding conservation management skills and volunteer leadership found throughout the Refuge System. The annual awards honor the Refuge Manager, Refuge Employee, Refuge Volunteer and Friends …

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