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Urban Wildlife Refuge Program Enhances Seattle Students Summer

The Lake Sammamish Urban Refuge Partnership, one of more than 20 similar partnerships, is working to build a connected conservation constituency in the Seattle metro urban area. Working to connect urban dwellers to nature as stewards of native kokanee salmon …

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Former DOI Officials Send Letter on Migratory Bird Treaty Act to Secretary Zinke

On Dec 22nd, Secretary Zinke issued guidance to reinterpret one of the oldest and most important conservation laws of our nation – the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) which will have implications on migratory birds. Bipartisan Interior leaders from several …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2018/01/letter-on-migratory-bird-treaty-act-to-secretary-zinke-from-former-doi-officials/

Southwest Florida Landscape Conservation Design

It is a well known is the fact that Florida is one of the fastest growing states with more than 350,000 new people moving there each year.  Yet, the rural heartlands of southwest and south-central Florida harbor a rich mosaic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/12/southwest-florida-landscape-conservation-design/

Secretary Zinke pushes for Izembek Road

 “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pushing a plan to build a road through the protected Izembek Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Critics say it’s a dangerous precedent.”  

Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/12/cnn-special-report-secretary-zinke-pushes-for-izembek-road/

U.S. Senate Votes to Open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling

America’s Last Frontier to Be Developed to Pay For Corporate Tax Cuts Washington, D.C. In the dead of night during a marathon of voting on a bill that no lawmaker had time to read, the United States Senate voted to …

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Help REI Grow the OptOutside Movement – Share With Your Networks

For the last two years REI’s award-winning #OptOutside campaign has encouraged more than 7 million people to #OptOutside. This week, they alerted us that they have launched #OptOutside for 2017. To further support the movement to get more Americans outside …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/11/help-rei-grow-the-optoutside-movement-share-with-your-networks/

Senate Takes Shocking Step to Open Arctic Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling

October 20, 2017 Last night, the U.S. Senate took a shocking step towards opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. In a vote of 52 to 48, with one Democrat (Sen. Manchin, D-WV) joining all but …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/10/senate-takes-shocking-step-to-open-arctic-refuge-to-oil-gas-drilling/

Former FWS Directors Urge Federal Employees to Support the Refuge Association

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/

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