Spinning & Fly Kayak Fishing Tournament

On June 8, 2019, a Spinning & Fly Kayak Fishing Tournament was held in the Caño Tiburones Natural Reserve at the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The activity was organized by the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources …

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Disaster Relief Bill Includes Significant Funding For Wildlife Refuges

Great news! Yesterday, the Senate passed a disaster relief bill that includes significant funding for wildlife refuges: $82.4 million total. $32.4 million of that funding is going towards damage from Hurricanes Lane (Hawaii), Michael (Florida panhandle), and Florence (Carolinas), plus …

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Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Jim Kurth, Retires

On this date last year, the National Wildlife Refuge Association presented the Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award to Jim Kurth, Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are sad to learn that Jim will be stepping down …

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Bill Reported to Restore Protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Last week, the House Natural Resources passed a bill out of committee on a vote of 22-14 to restore protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In December 2017, the tax bill opened the refuge to seismic testing and oil and gas leasing and changed the purpose of the refuge to include oil and gas exploration. The “Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act”, H.R. 1146, is critical for keeping this iconic wildlife refuge free of oil and gas exploration and to protect wildlife species.

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Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Leaders Respond to Alaska Governor’s Letter

a response from our President and former FWS Alaska Regional Director Geoffrey L. Haskett and Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Jamie
Rappaport Clark to Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy’s criticism of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2019/05/former-u-s-fish-and-wildlife-service-leaders-respond-to-alaska-governors-letter/

Refuge Renamed After Conservation Hero

On April 17, a ceremony was held to re-name the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. On hand were more than 350 guests and dignitaries to honor a great conservation champion. Mr. Reed’s family donated the beach portion …

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Refuge Association Launches Spring On Refuges Campaign

We are excited to announce our Spring Fundraising and Advocacy Campaign starting on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd and we need your help! The National Wildlife Refuge Association is the leading advocate and voice for the National Wildlife Refuge System. …

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Big Win For Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

The National Wildlife Refuge Association is thrilled with the news that the Federal District Court has today voided the land exchange agreement that would have built a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The land exchange would have gutted …

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Refuge Association Assists in Cambalache Dam Removal

The Refuge Association has been instrumental in assisting USFWS with the Cambalache Dam removal in Puerto Rico.  The removal of the dam will benefit conservation of the Río Grande de Arecibo. “Removal of the Cambalache Dam is a critical step …

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Working In Alaska

The National Wildlife Refuge Association continues to counter an assault on Alaska’s 16 national wildlife refuges by the state’s powerful congressional delegation, now empowered by the Trump administration to undo 40 years of protection afforded Alaska’s refuges by the 1980 …

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