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FAQs – The Repeal of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Rule

On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Senate followed the House in voting (52-47) to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently void the Alaska National Wildlife Rule, which had prohibited some hunting practices to specifically reduce predator populations on …

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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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Refuge Association Joins Lawsuit to Defend Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule

Today the Refuge Association has joined more than a dozen conservation organizations as interveners in two lawsuits to defend the Department of Interior (DOI) and its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Park Service (NPS) rules regarding predator …

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Meet Our Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

This week, participants in the Arctic Youth Ambassadors program (AYA) will be visiting senior policymakers and government officials here in Washington D.C. to discuss important environmental challenges in Alaska. The AYA program, established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2016/10/meet-our-next-generation-of-environmental-leaders/

Wildlife Refuges at Risk from Dangerous Amendments to Interior Spending Bill

Today, the House is scheduled to begin debate on more than 130 amendments to the FY17 House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill (HR 5538). While the Interior spending bill does include a $3.5 million increase for the Refuge …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2016/07/wildlife-refuges-at-risk-from-dangerous-amendments-to-interior-spending-bill/

Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorized for Three Years & Proposed Road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Rejected

Of the $450 million for LWCF, the Refuge System will receive $68.5 million for projects next year.

Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2015/12/land-and-water-conservation-fund-reauthorized-for-three-years-proposed-road-through-izembek-national-wildlife-refuge-rejected/

Senators Michael Bennet and Ed Markey Introduce Arctic Refuge Wilderness Bill

The bill offers a sensible alternative to several bills that have been introduced in Congress that would open the Arctic to drilling, and it parallels legislation introduced in the House earlier this year to protect this critical area.

Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2015/12/senators-michael-bennet-and-ed-markey-introduce-arctic-refuge-wilderness-bill/

Obama Visits Alaska Arctic Region

President Barack Obama visited Alaska Aug. 31 – Sept. 2. In advance of his trip, the White House released this video, highlighting the reasons he believes Alaska is overdue for some attention paid to its front-line status in the fight …

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Birding Community E-Bulletin: August 2015

This Birding Community E-bulletin is being distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and …

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2016 Legislative Priorities Document Released

    The National Wildlife Refuge System should receive at least $506.6 million in operations and maintenance funding in FY17, according to a new report released by the National Wildlife Refuge Association. This and other legislative priorities are included in …

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