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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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National Wildlife Refuge Association Applauds President’s FY 2017 Budget

Budget request includes a recommendation to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million, and $506.6 million for the Refuge System’s Operations and Maintenance budget, which is an increase over the current FY16 budget ($481 million).

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National Wildlife Refuge Association Applauds President’s FY2016 Budget Request

The National Wildlife Refuge Association applauds President Obama’s FY2016 budget request for including a $34 million increase for the National Wildlife Refuge System budget and $900 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund among its conservation priorities. The President’s …

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State of the Union Sets the Stage for FY16 Budget

Last night’s State of the Union touched on many pressing issues facing the nation, from immigration to health care to the economy. President Obama summarized his vision, and asked both sides of the aisle to put aside differences to solve …

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Perpetrators, Not Taxpayers, Should Pay – the Resource Protection Act

Wildlife refuge signs spray painted with obscene graffiti greeted Bill McCoy, last June when he arrived for work at Indiana’s Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge. He often finds dumped construction debris, tires, empty six-packs and other discards on refuge lands. …

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House Interior Funding Bill is a Mixed Bag

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies marked up its Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill, which provides funding for the National Wildlife Refuge System and numerous important conservation programs. The best news coming out of the …

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