Archive for November, 2008

Nov 30, 2008

Buy a Federal Recreational Lands Pass for the Holidays

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the U.S. Geological Survey website is offering a special holiday deal on the annual America the Beautiful – the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. Starting December 1, 2008, all 2009 Annual Passes purchased from USGS in the month of December will be validated for […]

Nov 29, 2008

West-Wide Energy Corridor Will Affect Refuge System

Earlier this week, the Gallup Independent reported on the release of the West-Wide Energy Corridor Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, which analyzes the environmental impacts of opening more than 6,112 miles of energy corridors on federal lands in 11 western states. According to the Independent: Federal agencies involved in designating the proposed West-Wide Energy Corridor […]

Nov 28, 2008

Photo Friday: Refuge Gift Shops

Many national wildlife refuge visitor centers have gift shops and many of these shops are run by volunteer Friends groups. The photo below is from the Montezuma NWR Visitor Center showing The Lodge Gift Shop getting ready for Christmas shoppers. The Lodge Gift Shop is run by volunteers and the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands […]

Nov 25, 2008

Refuge News Briefs

Update on lawsuit to block creation of Neches River National Wildlife Refuge 21st Annual Bosque del Apache Festival of the Cranes boosts local economy Take refuge in Muscatatuck Nature Conservancy land preservation efforts protect water quality at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

Nov 24, 2008

Chairman Nick Rahall: Committee Agenda for the 111th Congress

Last week, the House Democratic Caucus re-elected Congressman Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) as Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources for the 111th Congress. Rahall issued a statement, as well as an agenda, related to the committee’s goals for the next two years. The agenda is titled “America the Beautiful – Our People, Our […]

Nov 24, 2008

Video Monday: The National Wildlife Refuge System

Today I’m starting a new blog feature called “Video Monday.” On select Mondays, I’ll post a video clip that features some aspect of the National Wildlife Refuge System. In this first post, I’m highlighting a beautiful video that gives a wonderful overview of the National Wildlife Refuge System. This video was made by the U.S. […]

Nov 23, 2008

Refuge News Briefs

New species staying at Lake Woodruff this winter: humans Time to spread her wings Refuge names manager Cranes flying toward Tallahassee Hunting at Horicon brings adventure