South Texas National Wildlife Refuge Complex

South Texas National Wildlife Refuges:A Complex Issue As the Rio Grande flows from the mountains of Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico, it’s a natural border, a unique ecosystem, and a lifeline for wildlife and people alike. It runs through …

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Portland-Vancouver Urban Wildlife Refuge Project

Portland, Oregon is a bustling port town that’s experiencing rapid growth, and faces many challenges around striking a balance between preservation of public lands, investing in communities, and promoting economic investment. Across the Columbia River in Washington, the city of Vancouver is becoming a magnet for people moving to the region for work and retirement. But it isn’t just the vibrant communities and amenities that attract people; world-class park systems and access to various public lands are just as important as lively brewpubs and an established music scene, and six national wildlife refuges are among the areas easily accessible to this major metro area.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/08/portland-vancouver-urban-wildlife-refuge/

Refuge Association Attends The 2018 USFWS Southeast Region Training for Maintenance Professionals

On July 25th, The Refuge Association had the pleasure of attending USFWS’ 2018 Southeast Region Training for Maintenance Professionals. This year’s training took place in Auburn, Alabama and was conducted to empower USFWS’ maintenance professionals to lead through change by sharing, communicating, …

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14 Refuges: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

The early spring sun rises across the vast wetlands and lights up the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. The James V. Hansen Wildlife Education Center opens at 8 a.m., but the birds have been up for hours already, their wings …

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National Wildlife Refuge Association Commends Bi-Partisan Bill to Address Refuge System Backlog

Click the image below to read our press release praising a bi-partisan bill that could reduce Refuge System backlog by as much as $130 million annually!  To see all of our press releases click here.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/07/commends-bi-partisan-bill-to-address-refuge-system-backlog/

14 Refuges: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex still considers itself a work in progress and promises to be a premier urban national wildlife refuge in the Denver Metro Area. The Complex includes the Arsenal, Rocky Flats, and Two Ponds National …

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NFWF Friends Grants Program 2018

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces 2018 Friends Grants Program Friends organizations must submit their proposals before midnight on September 27 for grants that provide funding for organizational capacity building; projects initiated and managed by Friends organizations; and peer-to-peer coaching. This year, for …

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14 Refuges: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

The 4 million acres of land and waters that USFWS Southeast Region operate is a little more than one percent of the total lands across the Southeast. This same region is home to one of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s …

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Remembering An Environmental Hero: Nathaniel Pryor Reed

The National Wildlife Refuge Association is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of Florida’s most iconic environmentalists, Nathaniel Pryor Reed.  His undaunting support not only for the Florida Everglades, but the National Wildlife Refuge System and all …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/07/nathanielreed/

14 Refuges: Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge (part of the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex) is situated within the urban boundary. It not only serves as a refuge for 340 different bird species, it is also as a refuge for the people looking for a break from city life. New Orleanians come to this wetland and bottom land habitat and find peace through wildlife viewing, hiking/walking the trails, fishing, and much more.

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