Tag Archive: refuges

Great Thicket Officially Becomes the 566th National Wildlife Refuge!

On Wednesday, January 18th, the Nature Conservancy in the Town of Dover NY, approved the donation of a 144-acre parcel of grassland habitat, known as the Nellie Hill Preserve, to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to officially make …

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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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Birding Community E-Bulletin May

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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What is Your Favorite Wildlife Refuge?

USA Today is hosting a fun contest for readers to vote for their favorite travel destinations, and among the categories is Best National Wildlife Refuge! Whether it’s a family vacation or a monthly bird walk, America’s national wildlife refuges are …

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What Does the New Congress Mean for America’s National Wildlife Refuges?

We at the National Wildlife Refuge Association congratulate the winners of the November 4 elections, and while there will be a change in leadership in the U.S. Senate and possible changes in some leadership positions in the House of Representatives, the …

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Appreciating National Wildlife Refuges

National Wildlife Refuge Week is in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited about all the events that have happened and continue to happen. Amidst all of the celebrations, we are reminded to stop and think about why we …

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The Birding Community E-Bulletin September

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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The Birding Community E-Bulletin August

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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Top 5 National Wildlife Refuges Impacted by Government

Across the nation, communities are feeling the effects of the government shutdown. For communities that depend on tourist dollars from National Wildlife Refuges, the refuge closures are especially difficult. Fall migration is well underway and hunting season is just beginning. …

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Government Shut Down and National Wildlife Refuge System – What Happens?

You might be wondering how a government shut down will impact our 561 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts.  To begin with – they will all be closed to the public. This includes hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, school …

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