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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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