Tag Archive: Everglades

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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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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News From The Everglades

License Agreement and Land Exchange at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR Almost 14 months ago we were sharing news that the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) was threatening to terminate the license agreement by which the Arthur R. …

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Rooney, Perdue View Ranchers’ Land and Water Conservation Efforts

This press release has been re-published from Florida Representative Tom Rooney’s office.  Aug 18, 2017 Press Release FORT MYERS, FL – This morning, Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue observed critical water quality and land …

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Guest Blog: Ranchers Play Important Role in Florida’s Conservation

By: David “Lefty” Durando Cattle ranchers care about Florida’s natural lands and wildlife, and being good stewards is extremely important to us. My family has been in the ranching business in Central and South Florida since the mid-1800s, and we …

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Celebrating Success at the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area

Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Patrick Murphy were among the Florida dignitaries on hand at the Adams Ranch in Fort Pierce today to celebrate the completion of the first set of conservation easements to be added to the Everglades Headwaters …

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Private Landowners Aiding in Protection of Everglades

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program brings together the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and private landowners to create public private partnerships for the benefit of wildlife conservation. A key example of this is …

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President Obama Visits Florida Everglades to Speak Out About Climate Change

In his first-ever visit to the Florida Everglades, President Obama today marked the occasion with an Earth Day speech about the need to address climate change. National Wildlife Refuge Association President David Houghton had a front-row seat for the speech, …

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Florida Groups Meet to Discuss Protecting Rare Everglades Landscape

Last week the National Wildlife Refuge Association organized a meeting in Florida between U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director, Dan Ashe, Refuge System Chief Jim Kurth and several local groups to discuss science-based land acquisition within the Everglades landscape. Held …

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NWRA receives award at Marshall Foundation’s “River of Grass Gala”

The National Wildlife Refuge Association was presented the “Champion of the Everglades” award at the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation’s annual “River of Grass Gala” last week at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.

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