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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/

14 Refuges: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

The early spring sun rises across the vast wetlands and lights up the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. The James V. Hansen Wildlife Education Center opens at 8 a.m., but the birds have been up for hours already, their wings …

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14 Refuges: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex still considers itself a work in progress and promises to be a premier urban national wildlife refuge in the Denver Metro Area. The Complex includes the Arsenal, Rocky Flats, and Two Ponds National …

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14 Refuges: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

The 4 million acres of land and waters that USFWS Southeast Region operate is a little more than one percent of the total lands across the Southeast. This same region is home to one of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s …

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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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Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Who knew that you could travel just 30 minutes outside of the heart of Washington D.C. and be in the middle of such a beautiful refuge among diverse wildlife? Named after the Dogue people’s word for “at the end of the water,” the Occoquan Bay Refuge is a beautiful piece of land at where the Occoquan River and Potomac River meet. It’s filled with grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands that bring you back into nature. Stepping into the bottomland forest will give you instant relief from the typical hot summer day as the cool, shaded air encapsulates you. Starting off your morning in the grasslands of the refuge will give you the perfect opportunity to catch a beautiful sunrise like the one below. This refuge has many different trails that can give you many different experiences.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/07/occoquan-bay-national-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/

10 Cities Campaign: SoCal Urban Wildlife Refuge Project

Video produced for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service by Tandem Stills + Motion in collaboration with The National Wildlife Refuge Association.  In 2014, the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex led the charge in responding to a question posed …

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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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