Bills in the House: One Hurts and Other Helps Refuge System

Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs held a hearing discussing several bills important to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service).  One bill would remove the authority from the Service to …

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Transportation Bill is Vital for Refuge System Success

Recently, a group of Friends members came to Washington D.C. to lobby in support of Refuge System funding and other issues. One of the issues they lobbied in support of is the reauthorizations of the Moving Ahead for Progress in …

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Florida Groups Meet to Discuss Protecting Rare Everglades Landscape

Last week the National Wildlife Refuge Association organized a meeting in Florida between U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director, Dan Ashe, Refuge System Chief Jim Kurth and several local groups to discuss science-based land acquisition within the Everglades landscape. Held …

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House Interior Funding Bill is a Mixed Bag

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies marked up its Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill, which provides funding for the National Wildlife Refuge System and numerous important conservation programs. The best news coming out of the …

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The Birding Community E-Bulletin July

This Birding Community E-bulletin is being distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and …

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Mike Boylan Hired as Regional Representative for Region 7

The National Wildlife Refuge Association is pleased to welcome Mike Boylan to the staff as the new Regional Representative for Region Seven. Boylan is based in Eagle River, Alaska and will be facilitating communication between the Region, local NGOs, other …

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Federal Duck Stamp On Sale Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the first day of sale for the 2014-2015 Federal Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp, also known as the “Duck Stamp” and Junior Duck Stamps. What started out as a simple hunting license has turned into one of the most efficient …

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CARE Releases “America’s National Wildlife Refuges: Home for Wildlife, Haven for Wildlife Enthusiasts”

This morning, the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE)  released a new report, “America’s National Wildlife Refuges: Home for Wildlife, Haven for Wildlife Enthusiasts.” According to the report, the steady decline in congressional funding is threatening the economic vitality of …

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National Pollinator Week

Can you imagine a world without watermelon, coconut, apple, coffee, or chocolate? Who would want a world without chocolate?! The world you just imagined is a world without pollinators. This week is National Pollinator Week to bring awareness about the …

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The Refuge Association is Now Part of AmazonSmile!

National Wildlife Refuge Association The National Wildlife Refuge Association is now part of AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Refuge Association every time you shop, at no cost to you. Simply start at …

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