Tag Archive: Joy Blackwood

14 Refuges: South Texas National Wildlife Refuge Complex

South Texas National Wildlife Refuges:A Complex Issue As the Rio Grande flows from the mountains of Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico, it’s a natural border, a unique ecosystem, and a lifeline for wildlife and people alike. It runs through …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/08/south-texas-national-wildlife-refuge-complex/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/08/portland-vancouver-urban-wildlife-refuge/

14 Refuges: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex still considers itself a work in progress and promises to be a premier urban national wildlife refuge in the Denver Metro Area. The Complex includes the Arsenal, Rocky Flats, and Two Ponds National …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/07/14-refuges-rocky-mountain-arsenal-national-wildlife-refuge-complex/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/07/14-refuges-bayou-sauvage-national-wildlife-refuge/

Reacquaint Yourself With Your Community Wildlife Refuge!

Listen to the Refuge Radio Podcast episode where we have a conversation with NWRA’s Urban Refuge Program – Joy Blackwood, Angie Horn & Bhargavi Karumuri about urban wildlife refuges and the Refuge Association’s efforts to raise the profile of 14 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/06/reacquaint-yourself-with-your-community-wildlife-refuge/

Reacquaint Yourself With Wildlife Refuges in 10 Cities

In 2018, we’re going to remind people to get engaged with wildlife refuges by highlighting events and activities taking place around the country, from cleaning up rivers and waterways in Los Angeles to observing butterflies in South Texas to youth leaders from underrepresented communities learning about the fragile wetland ecosystem in Florida. We hope that people will feel energized and engaged by taking part in one of these events, or leave  with a greater understanding of the benefits of conservation, and that they continue to visit their community’s wildlife refuges or participate in related local programs for years to come!

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/01/urban-program-10-cities-public-awareness-knowledge-campaign-kickoff/

Minnesota’s Best Kept Secret!

Fun Fact: Do you know who first said “Holy Cow” during a baseball broadcast? If you answered Minnesotan baseball commentator Halsey Hal, you either know your commentators or you’re familiar with the state of Minnesota. The Bald eagles that soar …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/12/minnesotas-best-kept-secret/

One of Many Iconic Gems

If you read my “An Expression of Feelings” blog post I hope you continue to follow me because the next few months will be devoted to learning, exploring, and sharing my thoughts about the wonders and benefits of urban/metropolitan area …

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