Archive for August, 2009

Aug 31, 2009

Necedah NWR Breaks Ground on Visitor Center

The Juneau County Star Times is reporting that the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin has broken ground on its new Visitor Center. Both public and private sector interests worked together to obtain grant money to build the center. (Photo: Left to Right – Congressman Ron Kind, Acting USFWS Director Rowan Gould, Midwest Regional Director […]

Aug 29, 2009

USFWS Makes Land Purchase for Silvio O. Conte Refuge

The Hartford Courant is reporting that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has purchased a 290-acre piece of undeveloped land from the Nature Conservancy and the town of Haddam for $1,755,000; the land will become the Salmon River division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Silvio O. Conte Refuge was established […]

Aug 25, 2009

Refuge News Briefs – 08/25/09

Cape May National Wildlife Refuge Celebrates 20 Years Death rate spikes among migrating whooping cranes Drought Conditions affect Wildlife Refuge Researchers use insects to fight invasive plants Life inching its way back to Kasatochi

Aug 25, 2009

Ohio River Islands NWR Receives Award

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has selected Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge for the 2009 Refuge of the Year Environmental Leadership Award, which annually recognizes Service facilities and individuals for their outstanding leadership and commitment to the environment. According to the USFWS press release: The Ohio River Islands refuge was recognized for construction […]

Aug 21, 2009

Photo Friday: Duck Stamp Advertisements

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has posted two attractive public service announcements for the Duck Stamp — or Migratory Bird Stamp — program. The graphics are a nice reminder that all nature lovers should be supporting the purchase of Duck Stamps, which help fund the protection of habitat and species that we all enjoy. […]

Aug 19, 2009

Refuge News Briefs – 08/19/09

Refuge to break ground for new center Kansas National Wildlife Refuge Garners Carbon Kudos Sears Island one of seven choices for wildlife refuge North Carolina’s Federal Land Draw Hunts Comment deadline on Million pipeline extended

Aug 19, 2009

Tour de Turtles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently alerted readers to the start of the Tour de Turtles, which is a marathon where 11 sea turtles equipped with satellite transmitters are tracked to see which will be the first to travel 1,628 miles from its nesting site. The “race” began on August 1 and within nine […]