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Former FWS Directors Urge Federal Employees to Support the Refuge Association

Former Directors CFC Letter copy

Six former Directors of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who served under Presidents Carter, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama, released a letter to current and former Service staff members urging them to consider supporting the …

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Texas Refuges Hurricane Harvey Update

As Hurricane Harvey continues to pummel Southeast Texas, our thoughts are with everyone who find themselves in the storm’s path, especially U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff and Friends and volunteers of the refuges impacted. We are relieved to report …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/08/texas-refuges-hurricane-harvey-update/

Trump Administration Rejects the Overwhelming Support for Monuments from Millions of Americans

The National Wildlife Refuge Association strongly condemns Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to downsize and alter management of our national monuments. While the official report is still being kept secret from the American people, the recommendations reportedly include …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/08/trump-administration-rejects-overwhelming-support-for-monuments-from-millions-of-americans/

Climate Change and Oil Prices Should Bury Arctic Drilling Forever

This article originally appeared in The Hill on August 4, 2017. In the wake of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Ala.) votes against the Senate Republican health care bill, media reports have suggested that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has threatened to withdraw administration support for building a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/08/climate-change-and-oil-prices-should-bury-arctic-drilling-forever/

My Internship at the Refuge Association

When I began my internship at the National Wildlife Refuge Association three months ago, I knew very little about the world of conservation. However, I was excited to channel my passion for the environment toward the wildlife which calls our …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/08/elliotts-refuge-association-internship/

Visiting the Patuxent Research Refuge

As the Conservation Policy Stanback Intern for the Refuge Association, I’ve had the opportunity to advocate for our America’s treasured refuges on social media, our website, and Capitol Hill. However, I wanted to experience one first-hand to fully appreciate our …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/08/visiting-the-patuxent-research-refuge/

Public Lands and Predator-Control Hunting Take Center Stage in Alaska

This article originally appeared in American Hunt on June 6, 2017. By Mark Carter In Alaska, hunters are at the center of continuing debates over local control of public lands and predator-control methods. The state legislature, currently in special session, is considering …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/07/public-lands-and-predator-control-hunting-take-center-stage-in-alaska/

Duck Stamp Sale Opens Today

Today, June 23rd, the new Federal and Junior Duck Stamps go on sale. Federal duck stamps are mandatory waterfowl hunting license requirements every hunter over the age of 16 must purchase and carry. Through this program, hunting ducks, geese, and …

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A Night of Celebration – Honoring Our 2017 National Wildlife Refuge Awardees

Last night, the National Wildlife Refuge Association hosted an incredible Gala in Washington D.C. to highlight and honor extraordinary individuals who have dedicated their lives to conserving our nation’s National Wildlife Refuge System. “The ceremony was a huge success and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/05/a-night-of-celebration-honoring-our-2017-national-wildlife-refuge-awardees/

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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