Category Archive: Refuge News

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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Protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is our last frontier, one of America’s most iconic treasures and a crown jewel of our National Wildlife Refuge System.  Today we launched a campaign to raise $15,000 to protect and conserve the Arctic National …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/06/protect-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/05/life-on-midway-atoll-national-wildlife-refuge/

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