Archive for September, 2009

Sep 30, 2009

Refuge News Briefs – 09/30/09

Chupadera peak granted wilderness status Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Looking for More Volunteers Trinity River Refuge – National Public Lands Day Cleanup Results Refuge takes kids for walk in dark New manager for Upper Mississippi refuge Friends of the Refuge Set to Revive

Sep 29, 2009

Former DOI Officials Oppose Izembek NWR Land Swap

On March 25, 2009, this blog reported on the ongoing controversy regarding a land swap at Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, which would lead to the construction of a $15.6 million, nine-mile gravel road through federally designated wilderness in one of the most pristine refuges in the Refuge System. The land swap was rolled […]

Sep 28, 2009

Caddo Lake NWR Officially Opens

As this blog reported in July, Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge in east Texas was scheduled to have its official opening on September 26, and reports say the opening was a big success with an estimated attendance of 1000. According to the Marshall News Messenger: The spirit and enthusiasm that a distinguished lineup of speakers […]

Sep 25, 2009

Senate Fails to Match House in Refuge System Funding

The National Wildlife Refuge Association has issued a press release announcing the passage of a $26 million budget increase for the Refuge System in the Senate’s FY 2010 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill. Unfortunately this is not the same amount that the House passed earlier. From the NWRA: The National Wildlife Refuge Association […]

Sep 25, 2009

Photo Friday: Friends of Cape May NWR on Facebook

The Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey are leading the way for refuge Friends groups that are interested in using Web 2.0 tools to promote their group and their refuge. The Friends have established a Facebook account where you can follow news about the group. Of particular interest are their photo […]

Sep 24, 2009

USFWS Climate Change Strategy

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a proposed strategic plan that will guide the agency’s efforts to respond to the threats posed by climate change. According to the USFWS: The Service plan outlines a number of commitments intended to reshape the face of conservation and enable the agency to play a leading role […]

Sep 24, 2009

Refuges Participating in Nat’l Public Lands Day

On September 21, this blog posted a reminder that September 26 is National Public Lands Day, which will be celebrated on many national wildlife refuges around the country. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has now released a list of participating refuges. If there’s a project near you, be sure to take this opportunity to […]