Archive for December, 2008

Dec 29, 2008

Grand Bay NWR and Proposed Gas Pipeline

The Press-Register in Alabama is reporting that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is asking for public comments on a proposed natural gas pipeline from Grand Bay to Pascagoula, Mississippi, including a proposed alternate route along U.S. 90 and through Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
According to the Press-Register, Florida Gas Transmission and Transco are proposing the [...]

Dec 28, 2008

More Information on New Cherry Valley NWR

As this blog reported on December 24, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently approved establishment of the new Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania. This is a wonderful accomplishment for the politicians and citizens who worked for many years to make the refuge a reality.
Today, The Patriot News reported on the implications of [...]

Dec 28, 2008

Greg Siekaniec Named New Refuge System Chief

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that Greg Siekaniec has been named the new Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
From the press release:

Greg Siekaniec, a 24-year veteran of the National Wildlife Refuge System, has been named the new Assistant Director for the Refuge System by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director [...]

Dec 27, 2008

Refuge News Briefs - 12/27/08

Great Florida Birding Trail Sign Dedication to be Held at St. Marks Wildlife Refuge

Okefenokee area could be home for panthers

Volunteers plow through Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in search of lost hunter

Turtle trek’s over, but local loggerhead still going strong

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge offers a real show

Dec 24, 2008

USFWS to Establish Cherry Valley NWR in PA

Yesterday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that they have approved creation of the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Pennsylvania. As this blog reported on November 19, there was much local support for the establishment of the refuge, which will be the first national wildlife refuge established in the Northeast states in [...]

Dec 23, 2008

Give a Duck Stamp for the Holidays

If you’re engaged in some last minute holiday shopping, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a great gift suggestion: Consider giving someone a Duck Stamp for the holidays.
As the USFWS states:
What better way to celebrate the spirit of the season than by stuffing holiday stockings with a federal Duck Stamp, $15, for everyone [...]

Dec 22, 2008

Refuge News Briefs - 12/22/08

Land acquisition along Bidwell Creek expands Cape May refuge

Refuge supporter Rep. Jim Saxton retiring

Visiting New Mexico’s Crane festival

St. Marks gets set for a flight to remember

Wolves produce a wide range of emotions

Park Themes Get Nod for New Coin Series

Dec 22, 2008

Video Monday: Caribbean Islands NWR Complex

Since many of the folks who are reading this blog are buried under piles of snow at the moment, today’s featured video is of the warm and tropical refuges that form the Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The complex is comprised of nine refuges in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Jamaica [...]

Dec 19, 2008

Photo Friday: Sleigh Rides at Elk Refuge

It’s that time of year again, and sleigh rides are now available at the National Elk Refuge in Wyoming. The rides run tentatively through the end of March — weather and herd conditions permitting — and offer visitors a great view of the many elk.
Learn more on the National Elk Refuge website.
 

 

Dec 18, 2008

Refuge News Briefs

Wildlife Refuge Dedicates John Taylor Management Project

Teachers Request Help for Nature Center in Chula Vista

Wind Farms Threaten Endangered Whooping Cranes

Arson fire closes popular Ankeny Refuge boardwalk

Dec 17, 2008

Reforming and Improving the National Wildlife Refuge System

A new report titled “Keeping Every Cog and Wheel: Reforming and Improving the National Wildlife Refuge System” has been released by the following groups: The Aldo Leopold Foundation, American Bird Conservancy, Defenders of Wildlife, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Refuge Association, Trust for Public Land, and The Wilderness Society.
According to the report’s [...]

Dec 17, 2008

Salazar Nominated to be Secretary of the Interior

President-elect Barack Obama has nominated Ken Salazar (D-CO) to be the next Secretary of the Interior — a job that will put him in charge of a large chunk of America’s public lands, including the National Wildlife Refuge System, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service.
Salazar — whose family has ranched and [...]