Tag Archive: Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Steve Thompson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From The National Wildlife Refuge Association

Read our press release on the National Wildlife Refuge Association presenting Steve Thompson, our former board member, and longtime USFWS leader, with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/05/steve-thompson-receives-lifetime-achievement-award-from-nwra/

10 Cities Campaign: South Texas Refuge Complex

When most people think of Texas, they imagine sun and sagebrush, with sprawling ranches and open plains. In reality, the state is incredibly environmentally diverse, encompassing dramatic mountains and desert rivers in the west, and humid, Spanish moss-draped coastal wetlands in the southeast. The South Texas Refuge Complex (STRC) sits in the latter area, mostly located between the border with Mexico and the Gulf. Though it is far from the sprawl of cities like Houston and San Antonio, the Lower Rio Grande Valley area has lost more than 97% of its native habitats to development, making the Complex an important bulwark protecting the ecological health of wildlife corridors in southeast Texas.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/01/10-cities-campaign-south-texas-refuge-complex/

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/

Best Tropical National Wildlife Refuges

In the cold, dark days of winter, it’s hard not to dream of sun, sand and tropical breezes! Good thing for us as America’s national wildlife refuges offer plenty of tropical escapes.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/02/best-tropical-national-wildlife-refuges/

Public and Private Groups Join to Accomplish Community Improvement and Skills Training at Laguna Atascosa

The project achieved two primary goals: Certify equipment operators with Team Rubicon to work on national wildlife refuges, and perform much-needed erosion control at the Texas wildlife refuge.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2015/11/public-and-private-groups-join-to-accomplish-community-improvement-and-skills-training-at-laguna-atascosa/

Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Authorizes Refuge Expansions

Did you buy a Federal Duck Stamp this year? Are you planning to? Ninety-eight cents for every dollar spent on this important stamp are used for conservation on wildlife refuges. Last week, the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission decided exactly where …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2015/05/migratory-bird-conservation-commission-authorizes-refuge-expansions/

Transportation Bill is Vital for Refuge System Success

Recently, a group of Friends members came to Washington D.C. to lobby in support of Refuge System funding and other issues. One of the issues they lobbied in support of is the reauthorizations of the Moving Ahead for Progress in …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2014/07/transportation-bill-is-vital-for-refuge-system-success/