Tag Archive: public lands

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/

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/

Let’s Work Together to Conserve and Protect Our Public Lands

The Conference of Western Attorneys General recently voted to approve a report that finds that the ongoing attempts by the state of Utah to take control of millions of acres of federal land in their State are on shaky ground …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/10/lets-work-together-to-conserve-and-protect-our-public-lands/

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/