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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14 Refuges: Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is the only international refuge in North America, located 20 miles south of Detroit, MI, and Windsor, ON. Explore the refuge through a dynamic slideshow and a Refuge Radio podcast episode with Guy Williams, …

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House Committee Moves Important Refuge System Bills

Today, the House Natural Resources Committee advanced two vitally important bills for the conservation and preservation of public lands, including the National Wildlife Refuge System.  These measures would provide much needed funding to address maintenance needs of the Refuge System and reauthorize a critically important land acquisition program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund.  Read our press release and a letter from the Refuge Association and 70 Friends Groups.

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14 Refuges: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex

From Muir Woods to the rolling foothills, the Bay Area has a wide variety of habitats for birds and wildlife. It also has a wildlife refuge complex that stretches more the 100 miles through the region: Don Edwards San Francisco …

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Red Tide, Algae Blooms and Impacts to our National Wildlife Refuges

Over the summer, the nation has seen devastating impacts to wildlife and people from algae blooms including red tide, with the most widely reported on occurring along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Photos of dead sea turtles, dolphins, sea birds and fish, and even a 26 foot long whale shark have been circulating on the news and on social media. The red tide in southwest Florida over the last is one of the worst on record, killing hundreds of thousands of animals, causing severe respiratory problems in humans, and impacting tourism.

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Land and Water Conservation Fund Expires September 30, 2018

The nation’s most important land acquisition program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is set to expire on September 30, 2018 – Congress must act! If Congress does not reauthorize LWCF, there will be no funding for vital wildlife conservation land acquisition projects on national wildlife refuges next year.

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14 Refuges: Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

“The refuge gets a lot of visitors for a few reasons. For one, they are located between two major cities and at the southern end of the Puget Sound. That’s a lot of traffic. And the people of the Pacific Northwest love to be outdoors,” says Visitor Services Manager Jennifer Cutillo.

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