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Migratory Bird Day and Flyways!

May 13th: Migratory Bird Day! This day aims to celebrate all migratory birds and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that protects them. It is one of the oldest wildlife protection laws, and since its enactment in 1918, it has saved …

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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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Chad Karges Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at Department of the Interior

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Wildlife Refuge Association presented its Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award to Chad Karges, Project Leader at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Oregon in recognition of his steadfast leadership and his commitment to building …

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Tell Congress to Increase the Number of Federal Wildlife Officers to Keep Staff and Visitors Safe!

On October 27th, a federal jury found the seven armed occupiers who took over and occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon to be not guilty of conspiring to impede federal workers from doing their jobs during those 41 …

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Malheur Occupation Ends, Restoration Can Begin

We’re relieved to finally see the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge come to an end. The FBI, local law enforcement and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should be commended for a peaceful resolution, despite threats of violence from the four remaining occupants. These criminals will now be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, as they should.

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Showing Love For Wildlife Refuges Through Photography

After hearing about the armed standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Steve Dimock’s first thought was, “Let’s introduce people to what a wildlife refuge is and what makes them special through photography.”

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What Malheur Means to Harney County

I know what a great and important place Malheur is–I was there this summer. I listened to neighbors and ranchers, county commissioners, hunters and fishers, conservationists, women and men from cities and the country, all tell a common story of working together to solve conservation problems that will make life better for Harney County.

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Help Ensure Conservation Remains Part of the Conversation

The armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has put a spotlight on the role of public lands in our nation. Attending a town hall meeting or candidate forum is a great way to voice your concerns and hear what elected officials or candidates for office think about public lands.

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Leaders of the Malheur Occupation Arrested

As news unfolds that the leaders of the Malheur occupation have been arrested, and one was killed in a confrontation with police, we are cognizant that occupiers still remain at the refuge, and the standoff is not over.

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Dear U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Employees: We Support You!

Below is a letter from the National Wildlife Refuge Association and the Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to our friends and colleagues at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. To the Employees of the United States Fish & Wildlife …

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