May 31, 2009
The blog Xenogere — written by Jason M. Hogle — has published an excellent photo blog story about Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf Coast of Texas. The story is in two parts and offers an up-close look at the impact of drought on the refuge:
I already discussed the ongoing drought’s impact on Aransas. [...]
May 28, 2009
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just announced the publication of a new DVD tour of refuges within the National Wildlife Refuge System.
“America’s Wildest Places – Volume 4” is a new DVD tour of seven of some of the most interesting and unique locales in the refuge system that is now being [...]
May 27, 2009
S. Ind. refuge seeks money to buy ex-mine property
South Bay Salt Pond Levees to Be Breached
Attorney disputes state on N.C. bridge right of way
Moapa refuge closing slated due to lack of staff
Planning agency approves Pasco resort plans
May 24, 2009
The Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) has issued their “Restoring America’s Wildlife Refuges 2009″ report, which highlights how the funding crisis is undermining the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
According to the National Wildlife Refuge Association’s Flyer newsletter:
“Restoring America’s Wildlife Refuges 2009: A Plan to Solve the Refuge System Funding Crisis,” a new [...]
May 24, 2009
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a new Climate Change website that features information and resources regarding the impact of climate change on wildlife and wildlife refuges.
Currently the website features a video titled “Conserving the Nature of America in a Changing Climate” and also features a link to their new monthly electronic newsletter, [...]
May 21, 2009
Fourth-graders learn to observe, care for local wildlife refuge
Erie National Wildlife Refuge celebrates milestone, looks to the future
Bird trail connecting with Canada
Man’s vision leads to urban refuge development
Public invited to take refuge at Rappahannock River Valley NWR
May 20, 2009
The House of Representatives today approved an unrelated amendment in the Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights Act; the amendment allows visitors to national parks and national wildlife refuges to carry loaded weapons, including assault weapons, handguns, and rifles. The amendment passed on a separate vote of 279-147.
The amendment had been previously added to the [...]
May 16, 2009
The Idaho Statesman is reporting that the Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a five-year plan to kill and haze American white pelicans at the Blackfoot Reservoir and Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge to supposedly protect Yellowstone cutthroat trout populations.
From the Idaho Statesman:
Fish and Game spokeswoman Jennifer Jackson said the agency already has a permit [...]
May 16, 2009
Columbia River Blasting Near Ridgefield NWR
Basin going back to nature
North Carolina considers ban on plastic bags — good for refuges
Turtles released on wildlife refuge
May 14, 2009
This blog has reported on several occasions (two recent posts here: April 21, February 16) regarding the Bush administration’s parting gift to the National Rifle Association wherein the administration overruled Interior employees and the NEPA process to allow visitors to carry loaded, concealed weapons in national parks and national wildlife refuges.
A federal judge recently put [...]
May 11, 2009
The National Wildlife Refuge Association has released details on President Barack Obama’s proposed Fiscal Year 2010 budget for the National Wildlife Refuge System. According to the NWRA:
The FY 2010 budget request proposes a $802 million or 7.1% increase for the Department of the Interior over the FY 09 enacted level. The requested funding level for [...]
May 08, 2009
Delaware DOT violates federal, state regs with Prime Hook NWR drainage work
Parks eye federal funds for wider pastures
‘BioBlitz’ to take snapshot of wildlife in Great Swamp
Project to free Rat Island receives award
Shell Oil withdraws Beaufort drilling plan