Tag Archive: national wildlife refuges

Refuge Association Applauds Desperately Needed Emergency Funding in Budget Deal

Read our press release on The Refuge Association discussing the much-needed emergency funding that has been allocated to the refuges for natural disaster damage.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/02/refuge-association-applauds-desperately-needed-emergency-funding-in-budget-deal/

Urban Wildlife Refuge Program Enhances Seattle Students Summer

The Lake Sammamish Urban Refuge Partnership, one of more than 20 similar partnerships, is working to build a connected conservation constituency in the Seattle metro urban area. Working to connect urban dwellers to nature as stewards of native kokanee salmon …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/01/urban-wildlife-refuge-program-enhances-seattle-students-summer/

Former DOI Officials Send Letter on Migratory Bird Treaty Act to Secretary Zinke

On Dec 22nd, Secretary Zinke issued guidance to reinterpret one of the oldest and most important conservation laws of our nation – the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) which will have implications on migratory birds. Bipartisan Interior leaders from several …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/01/letter-on-migratory-bird-treaty-act-to-secretary-zinke-from-former-doi-officials/

Celebrate the History of the National Wildlife Refuge System

In 1858, elegant bird feathers were literally worth their weight in gold. As a result of the expanding market for bird feathers for the fashion industry in the mid-1800s, plume hunters streamed down Florida’s east coast in search of rookeries …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/03/celebrate-the-history-of-the-national-wildlife-refuge-system/

Leap year gives us an extra day to love wildlife refuges

Happy leap day! Once every four years, we get an extra day to visit a wildlife refuge or share why we love these special places. From biking on an island, seeing fluorescent green swamps to relaxing by a gentle spring and more, here are some of the activities our staff and Facebook and Twitter friends enjoy doing.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/02/an-extra-day-to-love-wildlife-refuges/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/02/help-ensure-conservation-remains-part-of-the-conversation/