Malheur Occupation Ends, Restoration Can Begin

We’re relieved to finally see the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge come to an end. The FBI, local law enforcement and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should be commended for a peaceful resolution, despite threats of violence from the four remaining occupants. These criminals will now be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, as they should.

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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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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Receives $1 Million to Bolster Education and Community Engagement

Hot on the heels of a similar announcement made just nine days ago, today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced they will invest $1 million annually at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge to continue engaging urban communities and youth …

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Proposed Change to Duck Stamp Design Aims to Raise More Money for Conservation

Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds a contest to determine a new design for the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, otherwise known as the Duck Stamp. Artists from across the country submit designs in hopes that …

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Celebrating Success at the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area

Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Patrick Murphy were among the Florida dignitaries on hand at the Adams Ranch in Fort Pierce today to celebrate the completion of the first set of conservation easements to be added to the Everglades Headwaters …

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Bob Ebeling, Refuge Association 2013 Volunteer of the Year, has Passed Away

Bob Ebeling, the National Wildlife Refuge Association’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year, passed away on Monday at the age of 89. Ebeling was an undeniably passionate conservationist, but there is much more to his story. Before dedicating nearly 25 years …

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Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Receives $1 Million in Additional Funding

Today, Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, joined New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich in announcing that Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge will receive an additional $1 million in annual funding to engage urban communities and …

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We’re Hiring! Communications Specialist

We’re Hiring! Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? Do you have topnotch communications skills? We’re a small but growing non-profit with a big mission – to protect and promote America’s national wildlife refuges, and we’re hiring a communications specialist to …

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