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Unwanted Melody

“The Arctic Refuge is a pristine land that needs to be cherished, and I wanted my poem to serve as a reminder that we as a community have not forgotten about it even though it has been almost a year since the drilling was proposed in the most recent Tax Bill”.

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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: 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/

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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Spotting Wildlife and Wintering Birds at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Near the southwestern border of Washington State, you’ll find Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. This 5,218 acre refuge, containing a mixture of wetlands, grasslands, riparian corridors and forests, lies along a lower section of the Columbia River. Wildlife in these habitats …

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House and Senate Appropriations Committees Release 2016 Funding Recommendations

Over the past few weeks, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released their draft Fiscal Year 2016 spending bills for the Department of the Interior, including the National Wildlife Refuge System and associated wildlife conservation programs. The bills differ in …

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Government Shut Down and National Wildlife Refuge System – What Happens?

You might be wondering how a government shut down will impact our 561 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts.  To begin with – they will all be closed to the public. This includes hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, school …

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