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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/09/red-tide-algae-blooms-and-impacts-to-our-national-wildlife-refuges/

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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14 Refuges: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Connecting to Nature There’s no shortage of things to do and experience at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and now visitors have a whole new way to connect to the refuge and interact via the Discover Nature app, available …

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14 Refuges: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

Amidst the hustle and bustle of cities in the Northeast regional corridor like Baltimore, Philadelphia, and DC, there are many hidden gems where people and wildlife come together. Learn about the wonders of exploring local urban refuges, all within two …

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14 Refuges: Patuxent Research Refuge

Recently I had the pleasure of exploring Patuxent Wildlife Research Center’s North Tract in Laurel, MD and was blown away by all the refuge had to offer within an hour’s drive from downtown Washington D.C. Driving down Bald Eagle road with the windows down, it’s hard to believe that a place like this still exists within the DC-Baltimore metro area, offering a ton of recreational opportunities for visitors.

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14 Refuges: 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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