Significant Proposed Increase for Refuge System – Other Core Programs Slashed

Click the image below to read our press release regarding the President’s FY2020 budget.  To see all of our press releases click here.

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Conversation About Conservation 2019

On January 19, Refuge Association board member, Dragana Connaughton of Palm Beach hosted a “Conversation about Conservation” event near her home for friends, neighbors and those interested to learn more about the work of the National Wildlife Refuge Association. Our …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2019/02/conversation-about-conservation-2019/

Passage of Public Lands Package (S.47) by the Senate

February 13. 2019 The National Wildlife Refuge Association is thrilled that the Senate has passed a public lands package that includes reauthorization of one of the most important conservation laws in our nation – the Land and Water Conservation Fund …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2019/02/national-wildlife-refuge-statement-on-passage-of-public-lands-package-s-47-by-the-senate/

Welcoming The 116th Congress

Welcome to the start of the116th Congress! Today, 90 new House members and 9 new Senators enter the Capitol complex for their first day on the job. 102 House Members and 25 Senators are women – the highest number in …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2019/01/welcoming-the-116th-congress/

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”.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/11/unwanted-melody/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/11/desiree-sorenson-groves-presented-with-cal-lensink-advocacy-champion-award/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/11/the-state-of-play-2018-elections-and-the-116th-congress/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/10/refuge-association-welcomes-new-florida-refuge-liaison/

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