Tag Archive: national wildlife refuge

Corona Ranch Easement Purchase

Sunrise on Corona Ranch

The Florida Governor and Cabinet recently approved a 2500-acre conservation easement purchase over the Corona Ranch in the Everglades Headwaters. The protection of this valuable property has been a priority for the Refuge Association and we are proud to have …

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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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Share Your Special Moment

Despite the fact that I grew up in beautiful upstate New York, I was never really an outdoor enthusiast as a kid. When I was six years old, I remember calling my Mom crying – begging her to pick me …

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Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge Was Approved!

The National Wildlife Refuge System is about to get a little bigger. Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge is poised to become the 566th unit in the System. In October 2016, the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) …

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Let’s Work Together to Conserve and Protect Our Public Lands

The Conference of Western Attorneys General recently voted to approve a report that finds that the ongoing attempts by the state of Utah to take control of millions of acres of federal land in their State are on shaky ground …

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Guest Blog: Ranchers Play Important Role in Florida’s Conservation

By: David “Lefty” Durando Cattle ranchers care about Florida’s natural lands and wildlife, and being good stewards is extremely important to us. My family has been in the ranching business in Central and South Florida since the mid-1800s, and we …

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Vieques Land Transfer Removed From Debt Deal

A provision to allow the Secretary of the Interior to convey portions of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as part of a debt-relief package was stripped from the bill after local and national conservation …

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Conservation Groups Oppose Vieques Land Transfer in Debt Deal

As Congress debates the language of the Puerto Rico debt relief bill, the provision to convey thousands of acres of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge to the government of Puerto Rico – opening the door to potential development – remains …

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