No More Arctic Antics

David Houghton is the President of the National Wildlife Refuge Association. He has worked for and in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for over 25 years. David has been involved with the National Wildlife Refuge Association since 2000: as the …

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Winter Activities on National Wildlife Refuges

Courtesy of the National Wildlife Refuge System: Make the Season Merry at a National Wildlife Refuge System Walk in a winter wonderland. Hear sleigh bells ring. Make the season bright at a national wildlife refuge near you. Check out some …

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2014 Annual Report Now Available Online!

The National Wildlife Refuge Association’s 2014 Annual Report highlights accomplishments from the last fiscal year. From our Beyond the Boundaries program which focuses on landscape based conservation efforts to building our network of friends and supporters to include much deeper work with private …

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Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Budget Increase for Refuge System

The House and Senate finally came to agreement this week on an omnibus-spending package that will fund the vast majority of federal government programs until the end of September, the remainder of FY 2015. Overall, the bill retains status quo …

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Sleigh Rides at the National Elk Refuge

The holiday season is full of fun winter activities, especially in the Refuge System. One of the main attractions in the winter are sleigh rides at the National Elk Refuge in beautiful Jackson Hole, WY – what could be more …

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Annual Christmas Bird Count

It’s that time of year again! This year marks the 115th Christmas Bird Count. Hosted by Audubon, the annual Christmas Bird Count is the longest running Citizen Science Survey in the world providing critical data on population trends across the …

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Birding Community E-Bulletin December

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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Wildlife Refuges Aiding in Efforts to Slow Climate Change

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you appreciate and value the National Wildlife Refuge System and all that it has to offer. We are well aware of the immense benefits to wildlife and habitat that these open spaces provide. …

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With Broad Support, the U.S. Senate Passes the Duck Stamp Bill

At a time when Congress seems mired in a steady state of bickering and gridlock, the U.S. Senate delivered good news today by passing a bipartisan bill to increase the price of the federal Duck Stamp from $15 to $25. …

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Giving Tuesday is in Less Than One Week

  It’s almost #GivingTuesday! This week we are reminded of what we are most thankful for. For us here at the Refuge Association, we are thinking about you, our readers and supporters. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and …

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