Tag Archive: Awareness & Knowledge Campaign

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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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: 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: Portland-Vancouver Urban Wildlife Refuge Project

Portland, Oregon is a bustling port town that’s experiencing rapid growth, and faces many challenges around striking a balance between preservation of public lands, investing in communities, and promoting economic investment. Across the Columbia River in Washington, the city of Vancouver is becoming a magnet for people moving to the region for work and retirement. But it isn’t just the vibrant communities and amenities that attract people; world-class park systems and access to various public lands are just as important as lively brewpubs and an established music scene, and six national wildlife refuges are among the areas easily accessible to this major metro area.

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14 Refuges: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

The 4 million acres of land and waters that USFWS Southeast Region operate is a little more than one percent of the total lands across the Southeast. This same region is home to one of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s …

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14 Refuges: Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge (part of the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex) is situated within the urban boundary. It not only serves as a refuge for 340 different bird species, it is also as a refuge for the people looking for a break from city life. New Orleanians come to this wetland and bottom land habitat and find peace through wildlife viewing, hiking/walking the trails, fishing, and much more.

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Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Who knew that you could travel just 30 minutes outside of the heart of Washington D.C. and be in the middle of such a beautiful refuge among diverse wildlife? Named after the Dogue people’s word for “at the end of the water,” the Occoquan Bay Refuge is a beautiful piece of land at where the Occoquan River and Potomac River meet. It’s filled with grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands that bring you back into nature. Stepping into the bottomland forest will give you instant relief from the typical hot summer day as the cool, shaded air encapsulates you. Starting off your morning in the grasslands of the refuge will give you the perfect opportunity to catch a beautiful sunrise like the one below. This refuge has many different trails that can give you many different experiences.

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10 Cities Campaign: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Bear River is a freshwater tributary that flows into the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Surrounded by mountain ranges and on two major bird migration flyways, Bear River’s delta to the northeast of the Great Salt Lake is an oasis in the desert for migratory birds.

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10 Cities Campaign: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

“To everything, there is a season.” Nowhere is this more fitting than with Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. The Arsenal is truly an urban refuge, located northeast of Denver’s rapidly developing neighborhoods along the South Platte River, and west …

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10 Cities Campaign: Patuxent Research Refuge

 Video produced for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service by Tandem Stills + Motion in collaboration with The National Wildlife Refuge Association.     Video produced for The Refuge Association by Kristin Berry. NWRA’s Urban Refuge Program – Protecting …

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