Tag Archive: Inside Washington

Senate Votes to Allow Unsportsmanlike Conduct on Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 52 – 47 to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently void the Alaska National Wildlife Rule which had prohibited practices such as killing bear cubs and wolf pups along with …

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Make a Difference to Protect Refuges

As a new Administration comes to Washington, DC, now is a critical time for us to work together as refuge supporters and members of the Friends community to protect our National Wildlife Refuge System. If we wish to galvanize support …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/01/make-a-difference-to-protect-refuges/

Reflecting On 2016 and Preparing for 2017

  Accomplishments in 2016 The past year presented many challenges for our National Wildlife Refuge System. We found ourselves confronted with some expected obstacles, such as insufficient Operations and Maintenance funding, while others developed suddenly and severely threatened the integrity …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/12/wrapping-up-2016-and-preparing-for-2017/

Your Voice Matters – A Guide to Ensuring that Your Voice is Heard!

You might have read an article recently that articulates how to make your voice heard by your elected officials. With so many different ways to communicate your thoughts and opinions on an issue, it is important to use the appropriate communication …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/11/your-voice-matters-a-guide-to-ensuring-that-your-voice-is-heard/

Coming Together to Support National Wildlife Refuges

All of us love our public lands, especially our national wildlife refuges. For many of us, refuges are places to seek solitude, to develop memories with friends and family and to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you are a hunter, …

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National Bison Range

July 20, 2016 Dear Supporters, On June 10, 2016, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) released draft legislation that would transfer the National Bison Range in Montana from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Secretary of the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/07/national-bison-range/

Interior Budget Bill Loaded with Riders Targeting the National Wildlife Refuge System Passes the House

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a Fiscal Year 2017 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538) loaded with damaging riders that affect the National Wildlife Refuge System. “The policy ramifications of these riders are significant and deserve …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/07/interior-budget-bill-loaded-with-riders-targeting-the-national-wildlife-refuge-system-passes-the-house/

Two Programs Critical to the Refuge System

Right now we have an opportunity to help by demonstrating support for two programs critical to the Refuge System: the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA).

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/03/two-programs-critical-to-the-refuge-system/

Funding Challenges Facing the Refuge System

The Refuge System is responsible for the management of more than 568 million acres of lands and waters – currently on a shoestring budget of less than $1 per acre – the lowest of any federal public land agency.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/03/funding-challenges-facing-the-refuge-system/

House To Take Monumental Vote on Wilderness Protection for Arctic

Wilderness not only protects these Arctic wildlife species, but also protects the cultural values of Alaska Natives and the conservation values shared by the vast majority of Americans.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/02/house-to-take-monumental-vote-on-wilderness-protection-for-arctic/

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