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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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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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Corona Ranch Easement Purchase

The Florida Governor and Cabinet recently approved a 2500-acre conservation easement purchase over the Corona Ranch in the Everglades Headwaters. The protection of this valuable property has been a priority for the Refuge Association and we are proud to have …

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We Mourn the Loss of Our Conservation Hero

The conservation movement lost a hero. Alto “Bud” Adams didn’t necessarily look the part with his cowboy hat, boots, and dusty jeans, but he was every inch the conservationist in his quest to protect the magic of Everglades Headwaters, from …

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Update on Damages from Hurricane Irma

Dear Friends, Service staff, and refuge supporters, If you have been impacted by Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, or the fires in the west, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you work to deal …

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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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Florida Cabinet Approves Conservation Purchases to Protect 3,000 Acres in Everglades Headwaters NWR

Today, August 16th, the Florida Cabinet approved the purchases of two significant conservation properties that will protect more than 3,000 acres of pristine habitat within the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Partnership Area. These purchases will be made …

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A Community Comes Together to Conserve their Precious Wildlife: the Endangered Key Deer

The endangered key deer population in the Florida Keys is facing a new threat that has already wiped out nearly 15% of the population since July – the new-world screwworm. New-world screwworms can infect livestock and warm-blooded animals, which also …

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Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – A South Florida Jewel

Nestled snugly between South Florida’s sugarcane fields to the west and Palm Beach’s polo grounds to the east is a natural oasis of wet prairies, sloughs, saw grass, and tree islands. An aerial view of South Florida will reveal an …

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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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