Archive for September, 2007

Sep 27, 2007

Budgets and Manatees

The Citrus County Chronicle reports that local tour boat operators around Crystal River in Florida are raising donations for the Friends of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Complex as a way to increase manatee protection, which is needed due to a lack of available law enforcement officers.
Federal wildlife officers patrol the Crystal River National [...]

Sep 23, 2007

Panthers and Vehicles

The Defenders of Wildlife report that Florida officials have just logged the 15th death of an endangered Florida panther on the state’s roadways this year, which beats last year’s record of 11 panthers killed by vehicles.
According to the Defenders, “The panther was a two-year-old male discovered on I-75 just west of SR-29. I-75 runs through [...]

Sep 22, 2007

National Public Lands Day

On September 29, 2007, thousands of Americans will participate in National Public Lands Day, an annual event that is a program of the National Environmental Education Foundation, which promotes volunteerism on all publicly accessible lands at the federal, state, and local levels.
Last year, 100,000 citizens participated in events held all across the country — with [...]

Sep 21, 2007

Drilling in Baca NWR

The Pueblo Chieftain reports in their article titled “Valley drilling proposal strikes 47,000 responses” that the Natural Resources Defense Council recently generated 47,000 public comments regarding the Bush administration’s proposed natural gas drilling operation at the Baca National Wildlife Refuge in southern Colorado. The email was sent on behalf of the local San Luis Valley [...]

Sep 20, 2007

Saving Our Refuges

“Imagine a network of federal lands and waters designed to sustain healthy ecosystems. Resource managers, taking advantage of appropriate opportunities, would restore degraded habitat and enhance the diversity of wildlife. The network would comprise hundreds of individual units, administered in a coordinated fashion to achieve large-scale goals such as supporting migratory animals and maintaining regional [...]