National Bison Range

July 20, 2016 Dear Supporters, On June 10, 2016, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) released draft legislation that would transfer the National Bison Range in Montana from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Secretary of the …

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An Expression of Feelings

A few weeks have passed and our nation is still hurting and our hearts are heavy! How do you make sense of everything? The confusion and unsettled nature of what’s happening in our communities of color is frightening! The unspeakable …

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Interior Budget Bill Loaded with Riders Targeting the National Wildlife Refuge System Passes the House

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a Fiscal Year 2017 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538) loaded with damaging riders that affect the National Wildlife Refuge System. “The policy ramifications of these riders are significant and deserve …

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Wildlife Refuges at Risk from Dangerous Amendments to Interior Spending Bill

Today, the House is scheduled to begin debate on more than 130 amendments to the FY17 House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill (HR 5538). While the Interior spending bill does include a $3.5 million increase for the Refuge …

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Working in Paradise

  For many college students and recent graduates, it’s hard to build a resume without a job and it’s hard to get a job without a resume. For aspiring conservation leaders, we wanted to address that problem. Through our Spirit …

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Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Accepts 2016 Molly Krival Friends Group of the Year Award

The Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota proudly accepted the 2016 Molly Krival Friends Group of the Year Award, sponsored by the National Wildlife Refuge Association. The award, named to honor the late Molly Krival – a pioneer …

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Bear River Watershed Conservation Area Established as 565th Unit of the Refuge System

Today, the National Wildlife Refuge Association is joining with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ferry family of Corinne, Utah to celebrate the donation of a 30-acre conservation easement by the Ferry Ranch and Farm. This conservation easement …

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Vieques Land Transfer Removed From Debt Deal

A provision to allow the Secretary of the Interior to convey portions of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as part of a debt-relief package was stripped from the bill after local and national conservation …

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Conservation Groups Oppose Vieques Land Transfer in Debt Deal

As Congress debates the language of the Puerto Rico debt relief bill, the provision to convey thousands of acres of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge to the government of Puerto Rico – opening the door to potential development – remains …

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Tell the White House to Stop Plans to Give Away the Vieques NWR

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, PR | Jenni Conrad, Creative Commons License/Flickr

The National Wildlife Refuge Association needs your help to join other conservationists across the country and call the White House TODAY to demand that President Obama reject a provision in the Puerto Rico debt relief bill (H.R. 4900) that would …

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