Unwanted Melody

“The Arctic Refuge is a pristine land that needs to be cherished, and I wanted my poem to serve as a reminder that we as a community have not forgotten about it even though it has been almost a year since the drilling was proposed in the most recent Tax Bill”.

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National Wildlife Refuge Association Releases 2018 Annual Report

We hope you enjoy our latest Annual Report and we thank you for your unwavering support for the National Wildlife Refuge Association.

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Desirée Sorenson-Groves Presented with Cal Lensink Advocacy Champion Award

Click the image below to read our press release regarding our President of Government Affairs, Desirée Sorenson-Groves, receiving the Cal Lensink Advocacy Champion Award!  To see all of our press releases click here.

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The State of Play- 2018 Elections and the 116th Congress

As of Wednesday morning, November 7, with many races still undecided, the leadership of the House will flip to the Democrats in the 116th Congress beginning January 3, 2019, but the Senate will remain controlled by the GOP. While the election shows how divided the country still is, the House will now have subpoena power over the Trump Administration and will be able to stop almost any proposed legislation from the President. In a word, near complete gridlock and two years of intense oversight of administrative actions.

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Refuge Association Visits Denver Wildlife Refuges

The Board of Directors of the National Wildlife Refuge Association met in Denver, Colorado, October 11-13. Highlights of the meeting included a Partner’s Day, reception at the Denver Zoo with guest speaker Ken Salazar, former Secretary of the Department of the Interior, a visit to the National Eagle Repository, and tours of Two Ponds and Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA) National Wildlife Refuges.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/10/refuge-association-visits-denver-wildlife-refuges/

Refuge Association Welcomes New Florida Refuge Liaison

The National Wildlife Refuge Association is pleased to welcome Jon Andrew as our new Florida Refuge Liaison. Jon will represent the Refuge Association to facilitate communication with refuge managers, staff, Friends Groups, and local stakeholders about issues affecting refuges in Florida. He has an extensive background working as a refuge manager in Florida and as the Southeast Regional Refuge Chief.

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14 Refuges: Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

Valle de Oro National Wildlife RefugeA Model Urban Refuge in the Southwest A short drive south of Albuquerque, New Mexico, sits the Mountain View neighborhood of South Valley, an industrial manufacturing town that has dealt with a long history of …

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Now Open: 2019 Refuge System Awards!

Have you ever admired the dedication and talent of a coworker?
Have you ever wanted to recognize a colleague for his/her outstanding work?
Here’s your chance!

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14 Refuges: San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Known for perfect weather, craft beer, and beaches, San Diego is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to a world-class park and trail system, it also has the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex, a collection of urban refuges …

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Combating the Water Quality Attack on the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Red Tide: Part II – A Friend’s Story
NWRA welcomes a guest blog by our partner, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society about impacts to their refuge from toxic red tide and green algae, and their efforts to find solutions.

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