Tag Archive: Urban Refuge

14 Refuges: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex

From Muir Woods to the rolling foothills, the Bay Area has a wide variety of habitats for birds and wildlife. It also has a wildlife refuge complex that stretches more the 100 miles through the region: Don Edwards San Francisco …

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14 Refuges: Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

“The refuge gets a lot of visitors for a few reasons. For one, they are located between two major cities and at the southern end of the Puget Sound. That’s a lot of traffic. And the people of the Pacific Northwest love to be outdoors,” says Visitor Services Manager Jennifer Cutillo.

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14 Refuges: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Connecting to Nature There’s no shortage of things to do and experience at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and now visitors have a whole new way to connect to the refuge and interact via the Discover Nature app, available …

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14 Refuges: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

Amidst the hustle and bustle of cities in the Northeast regional corridor like Baltimore, Philadelphia, and DC, there are many hidden gems where people and wildlife come together. Learn about the wonders of exploring local urban refuges, all within two …

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14 Refuges: Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge (part of the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex) is situated within the urban boundary. It not only serves as a refuge for 340 different bird species, it is also as a refuge for the people looking for a break from city life. New Orleanians come to this wetland and bottom land habitat and find peace through wildlife viewing, hiking/walking the trails, fishing, and much more.

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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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10 Cities Campaign: Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Named for a prominent environmental and native rights leader from the nearby Nisqually reservation, the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Washington encompasses a variety of different habitats thanks to its location at the delta of the Nisqually River where it meets the salt water of the Puget Sound.

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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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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!

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