New Visitor Center Construction Underway for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Construction continues as Kenai National Wildlife Refuge‘s new visitor center prepares to greet residents and tourists who annually visit Alaska’s most popular refuge. The 6,500 sq. ft. facility will replace a small visitor contact area within refuge headquarters. The visitor …

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Double Dose of Fun This Weekend on Refuges

Saturday, September 23 is not only National Public Lands Day, but it is also National Hunting and Fishing Day. Refuges across the country have much to celebrate! National Public Lands Day National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the largest single-day …

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Refuge Association Praises Expansion of Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

In a huge victory for conservation, the Obama administration announced this morning the expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument now covers approximately 490,000 square miles in the south-central Pacific Ocean …

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Partnerships in the Refuge System: Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and Neighboring Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom

Sue Hix is the President of Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and also a refuge volunteer. Planting the Seed It all started more than four years ago. The details are lost in the mists of time, but I do …

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Senate Resolution Commemorating National Wildlife Refuge Week

Our hard work has paid off! And when we say “our” that includes Friends from around the country. Just last week, the Senate passed a resolution declaring October 12-18 National Wildlife Refuge Week. This wouldn’t have happened without the help …

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Delmarva Fox Squirrel Officially Recovered

Great news! This morning, Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell and Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe announced at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to delist the Delmarva …

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Federal Duck Stamp Contest is This Weekend

This upcoming weekend, September 19 & 20 is the judging of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. This event is free and open to the public, so everyone has a chance to see the …

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Urban Wildlife Refuge Program Highlighted on Capitol Hill

This morning, congressional staffers with partners and supporters of the National Wildlife Refuge System joined the Chief of the Refuge System Jim Kurth and Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe for a congressional briefing on the …

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Bob and Sharon Waldrop Receive Refuge Volunteers of the Year Award

Bob and Sharon Waldrop spent years volunteering for Southeast Louisiana refuges. In fact, between them they have contributed more than 32,693 volunteer hours and counting to the National Wildlife Refuge System. If you do the math that is 16 years …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Friends During Election Season

Fall is a very exciting time for refuges. With festivals, Refuge Week celebrations, and so much more, it is a great time to ask your elected officials to visit. Friends CAN and SHOULD invite elected officials to these events – …

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