Critters That Lurk in the Night

As Halloween draws our attention to creatures that lurk in the night, let’s look at some wildlife that actually does! Nocturnal animals are those that are active at night and rest during the day. Typically nocturnal animals rest during the …

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Perpetrators, Not Taxpayers, Should Pay – the Resource Protection Act

Wildlife refuge signs spray painted with obscene graffiti greeted Bill McCoy, last June when he arrived for work at Indiana’s Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge. He often finds dumped construction debris, tires, empty six-packs and other discards on refuge lands. …

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Mark Musaus Appointed New Regional Representative, Southeast Region

The National Wildlife Refuge Association is pleased to welcome Mark Musaus as its new Regional Representative for the Southeast Region. Musaus will represent the Refuge Association to facilitate communication between local stakeholders, nonprofits and the Service about issues dealing with …

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Fire Prevention Saves the Day at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

During the past spring’s Funny River Fire, two fuel breaks created along the refuge boundary helped save thousands of homes and other structures from destruction. Thanks in part to the fuel breaks, no one was injured and only four seasonal …

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Refuge Week, a Great Success!

Refuge Week has come and gone, and what a fun week it was! From events all across the country, to the massive participation on social media, thousands of wildlife fans shared their love of our national wildlife refuges far and …

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Appreciating National Wildlife Refuges

National Wildlife Refuge Week is in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited about all the events that have happened and continue to happen. Amidst all of the celebrations, we are reminded to stop and think about why we …

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Friends and Refuges: A Valuable Partnership

Did you know that volunteers and refuge “Friends” do approximately 20 percent of all work on national wildlife refuges – the equivalent of 648 full time employees? Friends groups exist to support national wildlife refuges, and they do just that …

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Support the Refuge Association through the Combined Federal Campaign

Attention Federal Employees! As you know, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the annual fund-raising drive conducted by federal employees in their workplace each fall. Each year, federal employees and military personnel raise millions of dollars through the CFC, benefiting …

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It’s Almost Refuge Week!

Next week is National Wildlife Refuge Week! There are events happening all over the country. Do you have any plans for Refuge Week? If so, let us know in the comments! The Refuge Association is in full force gearing up …

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Pioneer of Kodiak Brown Bear Biology Passes Away at Age 89

A pioneer of capturing and tracking bears, a wildlife enthusiast, and a force to be reckoned with, Will Troyer passed away September 21 at the age of 89 in Alaska. Troyer lived life to the fullest, as they like to …

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