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FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill — What’s In It?

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed a final omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) which included many wildlife conservation priorities. The fiscal year officially began on October 1, 2017 but the government has been funded through a series of “Continuing Resolutions” since then. This funding bill will fund the government until September 30, 2018. In the meanwhile, work is already underway on fiscal year 2019 bill.

So – what was in the final law?

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10 Cities Campaign: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Bear River is a freshwater tributary that flows into the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Surrounded by mountain ranges and on two major bird migration flyways, Bear River’s delta to the northeast of the Great Salt Lake is an oasis in the desert for migratory birds.

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10 Cities Campaign: Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

Situated entirely within the city of New Orleans is the 23,000-acre Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, one of the largest of the eight refuges within the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex (SELA NWRC), designated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a priority urban wildlife refuge.

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10 Cities Campaign: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

“To everything, there is a season.” Nowhere is this more fitting than with Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. The Arsenal is truly an urban refuge, located northeast of Denver’s rapidly developing neighborhoods along the South Platte River, and west …

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10 Cities Campaign: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

 Video produced for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service by Tandem Stills + Motion in collaboration with The National Wildlife Refuge Association.  Another View of the Bay Joy Blackwood, Urban Refuge Program Director One of the great joys of …

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10 Cities Campaign: Patuxent Research Refuge

 Video produced for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service by Tandem Stills + Motion in collaboration with The National Wildlife Refuge Association.     Video produced for The Refuge Association by Kristin Berry. NWRA’s Urban Refuge Program – Protecting …

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10 Cities Campaign: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Video produced for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service by Tandem Stills + Motion in collaboration with The National Wildlife Refuge Association.    Photos by Soul River Inc., Tandem Stills + Motion and USFWS. Special thanks to Chad Brown, Founder …

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10 Cities Campaign: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Tucked behind the Mall of America and close to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Airport is a gateway to what seems like another world. It’s hard to believe that one can leave a large indoor retail space and minutes later be in a quiet natural area, where bald eagles fly and walking the wilderness trails make you feel like you’re hundreds of miles away from anything. Even in a state that prides itself on its public lands, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge stands out.

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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.

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10 Cities Campaign: Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

Ask people what comes to mind when they think of Detroit and you get answers like ‘concrete,’ ‘cars,’ and ‘vacant buildings’ so it might come as a surprise that just 20 miles south of Detroit is the Detroit River IWR

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