Category Archive: Refuge Association News

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.

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

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/

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!

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/10/now-open-2018-refuge-system-awards/

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/

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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James W. Kurth Presented with Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award

Click the image below to read our press release on the National Wildlife Refuge Association presenting James W. Kurth, with the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award!  To see all of our press releases click here.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/05/james-w-kurth-presented-with-theodore-roosevelt-lifetime-achievement-award/

Steve Thompson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From The National Wildlife Refuge Association

Read our press release on the National Wildlife Refuge Association presenting Steve Thompson, our former board member, and longtime USFWS leader, with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/05/steve-thompson-receives-lifetime-achievement-award-from-nwra/

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