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Refuge Association Visits Denver Wildlife Refuges

The Board of Directors of the National Wildlife Refuge Association met in Denver, Colorado, October 11-13. Highlights of the meeting included a Partner’s Day, reception at the Denver Zoo with guest speaker Ken Salazar, former Secretary of the Department of the Interior, a visit to the National Eagle Repository, and tours of Two Ponds and Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA) National Wildlife Refuges.

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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: Patuxent Research Refuge

Recently I had the pleasure of exploring Patuxent Wildlife Research Center’s North Tract in Laurel, MD and was blown away by all the refuge had to offer within an hour’s drive from downtown Washington D.C. Driving down Bald Eagle road with the windows down, it’s hard to believe that a place like this still exists within the DC-Baltimore metro area, offering a ton of recreational opportunities for visitors.

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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.

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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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