Archive for January, 2009

Jan 30, 2009

Secretary Salazar Promotes Stimulus Projects at Wildlife Refuges

Newly confirmed Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar was in Colorado today to promote stimulus projects that benefit public lands, including the National Wildlife Refuge System. As reported by the Environment News Service: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar returned to his home state of Colorado today to view possible economic stimulus projects at chemical […]

Jan 28, 2009

Historic Homes on National Wildlife Refuges

The Oregonian recently offered an interesting look at historic homes that are located on national wildlife refuges throughout the country. Among the homes described are Native American plankhouses at Ridgefield NWR, near Ridgefield, Washington; a restored plantation house at Black Bayou Lake NWR, just north of Monroe, Louisiana; historic pioneer cabins at Kofa NWR in […]

Jan 27, 2009

Refuge News Briefs – 01/27/09

Girl Scouts, 4-H stress conservation and sustainability Strong Opinions on Proposed Port Wentworth Wastewater Treatment Plant Wildlife Refuge Brings Science To Students’ Fingertips Amateur Radio Operations to Begin Again on Midway Atoll

Jan 26, 2009

Climate Change Threatens Wildlife Conservation

On January 25, The Washington Post published an article that highlights the greatest threat to national wildlife refuges — climate change. At the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, sea-level rise threatens to drown the brackish marsh on which migrating shorebirds depend. In Northern California, the shrinking snowpack has reduced stream flows that […]

Jan 25, 2009

Shiawassee NWR gets $2 Million to Improve Wildlife Drive in Michigan is reporting that the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge plans to spend $2 million in federal funding to improve their 7.5 mile auto tour — or wildlife drive. Improvements are predicted to bring in 30,000 more visitors to the refuge. According to The improved road with observation decks will showcase “the wildlife […]

Jan 23, 2009

Photo Friday: Snow Bunting

The snow bunting in North America breeds along the shores of Alaska and northern Canada and also at high elevations in Alaska, and winters throughout southern Canada and the northern United States (and at similar latitudes in Europe and Asia). The snow bunting is a hardy bird. As breeding season approaches, the males return north […]

Jan 22, 2009

Refuge News Briefs – 01/22/09

Judge: Oil co. must pay $525K for polluting refuge Whooping Cranes Finally Safe and Sound at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Nestucca Bay Refuge expansion helps rare geese Visitors flock to see true reality TV at Chincoteague NWR Great Florida Birding Trail “signs” on in Panhandle