Category Archive: Refuge News

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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Starting a New Life: Immigrant Children Connect with Nature in Their New Home

  By Lisa Cox January 12, 2017 EL CAJON, Calif. – Dirt flies as students dig in a garden, the sound of laughter bouncing across the schoolyard. “There’s sand in my shoes, but that’s not stopping me!” exclaims Maryna, a …

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Great Thicket Officially Becomes the 566th National Wildlife Refuge!

On Wednesday, January 18th, the Nature Conservancy in the Town of Dover NY, approved the donation of a 144-acre parcel of grassland habitat, known as the Nellie Hill Preserve, to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to officially make …

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Make a Difference to Protect Refuges

As a new Administration comes to Washington, DC, now is a critical time for us to work together as refuge supporters and members of the Friends community to protect our National Wildlife Refuge System. If we wish to galvanize support …

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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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A Community Comes Together to Conserve their Precious Wildlife: the Endangered Key Deer

The endangered key deer population in the Florida Keys is facing a new threat that has already wiped out nearly 15% of the population since July – the new-world screwworm. New-world screwworms can infect livestock and warm-blooded animals, which also …

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Midway Atoll: A Home for Everyone – Birds, Refuge Association Employees and Plants!

One of the oldest breeding wild bird on the planet, calls a national wildlife refuge home. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean lies Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, where Wisdom, a 66-year-old Laysan albatross, has recently returned for the …

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Minnesota’s Best Kept Secret!

Fun Fact: Do you know who first said “Holy Cow” during a baseball broadcast? If you answered Minnesotan baseball commentator Halsey Hal, you either know your commentators or you’re familiar with the state of Minnesota. The Bald eagles that soar …

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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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#OptOutside on Black Friday!

Over 2.4 million Americans have pledged to #OptOutside this upcoming Black Friday. If you are considering places to visit, don’t forget about your nearest national wildlife refuge. There is one within an hour of most people in the U.S. You …

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