Category Archive: Refuge News

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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Izembek and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuges Are on the Chopping Block

This afternoon at 2pm EST, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands will host a hearing to discuss two bills that threaten the integrity of the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System). Izembek and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuges are …

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Senate and House Arctic Refuge Wilderness Bills Introduced

Members of Congress Push for Wilderness Two Years After Transmittal WASHINGTON – Today, 40 senators led by Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and a bipartisan group of representatives led by Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), …

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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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