Tag Archive: National Wildlife Refuge System

Migratory Bird Day and Flyways!

May 13th: Migratory Bird Day! This day aims to celebrate all migratory birds and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that protects them. It is one of the oldest wildlife protection laws, and since its enactment in 1918, it has saved …

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Celebrate the 114th Birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System!

  Today, the National Wildlife Refuge System celebrates its 114th birthday and we want to invite all of our animals’ friends to showcase their support! March 14th is a very special day. Not only is it Pi Day, but in …

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Reflecting On 2016 and Preparing for 2017

  Accomplishments in 2016 The past year presented many challenges for our National Wildlife Refuge System. We found ourselves confronted with some expected obstacles, such as insufficient Operations and Maintenance funding, while others developed suddenly and severely threatened the integrity …

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An open letter to the American people: Events at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

As I’ve watched the events unfolding at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge over the last several days, the image of an American flag obscuring the welcome sign at the wildlife refuge seems especially ironic.

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Facts about Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Oregon in the high desert at the northern edge of the Great Basin. The 187,167-acre wildlife refuge is famous for its spectacular concentrations of wildlife–here you can find more than 320 bird and 58 mammal species.

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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.

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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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Birding Community E-Bulletin June

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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Looking Forward: Where Do You Hope the Refuge Association Will Be in Another 40 Years?

To continue the celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we have asked U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees, Friends members, and other nonprofit partners to tell us where they hope the National Wildlife Refuge Association will be in another 40 years. …

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They Lay the Welcome MAT on Our National Wildlife Refuges

Ron Cole is the Refuge Association’s Conservation Programs Western Programs Manager. Mr. Cole is working on the Refuge Association’s sagebrush steppe conservation initiatives, with special focus in the Greater Hart-Sheldon region of southeast Oregon and northern Nevada. Ron recently retired …

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