Category Archive: Refuge News

FY2020 Appropriations Watch

Updates on the FY2020 Appropriations Bill and what it means for the National Wildlife Refuge System and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2019/07/update-on-fy2020-appropriations/

Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Jim Kurth, Retires

On this date last year, the National Wildlife Refuge Association presented the Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award to Jim Kurth, Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are sad to learn that Jim will be stepping down …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2019/05/theodore-roosevelt-lifetime-achievement-award-recipient-jim-kurth-retires/

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/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/09/combating-the-water-quality-attack-on-the-j-n-ding-darling-national-wildlife-refuge/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/07/refuge-association-attends-the-2018-usfws-southeast-region-training-for-maintenance-professionals/

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/

President Signs The ‘Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act’ Into Law

Read our press release on the President signing the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act into law after being passed by the Senate on April 9th and the House in December! 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/04/president-signs-the-keep-americas-refuges-operational-act-into-law/

Santa Ana Gets Reprieve from Border Wall

There will be no border wall dividing the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge anytime soon. But the fight to protect this 2000-acre jewel that is home to nearly 200 species including endangered ocelots is far from over. 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/04/santa-ana-gets-reprieve-from-border-wall/

FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill — What’s In It?

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed a final omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) which included many wildlife conservation priorities. The fiscal year officially began on October 1, 2017 but the government has been funded through a series of “Continuing Resolutions” since then. This funding bill will fund the government until September 30, 2018. In the meanwhile, work is already underway on fiscal year 2019 bill.

So – what was in the final law?

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/03/fy18-omnibus-appropriations-bill-whats-in-it/

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