Category Archive: Refuge News

We Mourn the Loss of Our Conservation Hero

The conservation movement lost a hero. Alto “Bud” Adams didn’t necessarily look the part with his cowboy hat, boots, and dusty jeans, but he was every inch the conservationist in his quest to protect the magic of Everglades Headwaters, from …

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Trump Administration Secretly Pushing Illegal Oil Exploration in the Arctic Refuge

  WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2017) – The Washington Post reported today that the Trump administration is secretly taking the first steps towards opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The Post reports that the Department of the Interior …

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Update on Damages from Hurricane Irma

Dear Friends, Service staff, and refuge supporters, If you have been impacted by Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, or the fires in the west, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you work to deal …

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Refuge Association Staff Provide Thought Leadership at Advanced Refuge Management Academy and Refuge Friends Academy

This week, staff from the Refuge Association attended two trainings at the National Conservation Training Center hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Advanced Refuge Management Academy and Refuge Friends Academy. The Refuge Association’s participation was to explain …

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Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Reveals Special Bear Statue

76 years ago, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge was established in Alaska. A group of concerned guides, hunters, and anglers came together to petition the protection of the Kodiak brown bear. In honor of Charlie Madsen, who championed the guiding and trophy …

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Pea Island NWR Powers Up the Outer Banks

The Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has long been helping power the local economy through ecotourism and beautiful natural beaches, but this summer, the refuge was more than an economic power house, it …

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National Wildlife Refuge Responds to Emergency

In late July, the Lodgepole Complex Fire in northeastern Montana grew rapidly, with four separate fires joining to burn more than 270,000 acres in a matter of days. The fires devastated lands ranchers use for grazing their cattle. Charles M. …

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Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge – Ground Zero for Border Wall Expansion

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, located along the Rio Grande River on the U.S. border with Mexico in south Texas, is one of the most ecologically important areas in the nation and unfortunately is at the forefront of the Trump …

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Empowering the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

Summer is here and our student interns are having a blast! Every year the National Wildlife Refuge Association coordinates a 10-week long summer internship program for dedicated and passionate students on national wildlife refuges. These students gain real-world wildlife management …

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Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge—Border Wall Through the Refuge?

  WHAT WE KNOW: The Trump Administration has secretly been planning on building a wall through this border refuge, which sits on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande River The Army Corps of Engineers has been taking soil samples …

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