Archive for November, 2009

Nov 30, 2009

Book: National Wildlife Refuges of Alaska

I recently acquired a wonderful book titled “National Wildlife Refuges of Alaska: Wild Wonders, Wild Lands.” The book, which was authored by Elaine Rhode, was published back in 2003, but it can still be found on the excellent Alaska Geographic website. Although the book is only 58 pages, it provides a wealth of superb photography […]

Nov 30, 2009

Refuge News Briefs – 11/30/09

‘Plant lady’ identifies plants at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge 110-acre coastal parcel in southern Maine to be preserved at Rachel Carson NWR Nisqually: journey of an estuary restored by man, reclaimed by nature

Nov 27, 2009

Operation Migration Hangar Vandalized

Operation Migration is a nonprofit group that has been working with various nonprofit and government partners to create a migrating flock of whooping cranes between Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin to two different Florida national wildlife refuges. You’ve probably read about how their ultralight aircraft leads the cranes down south and teaches them how […]

Nov 24, 2009

Refuge News Briefs – 11/24/09

Panther wins against cabbage palm Research dog sniffs out reptiles Researchers locate hotspot for migrating songbirds in the Gulf of Maine Wheelchair hunters enjoy Savannah wildlife refuge Shooting blind at Tualatin River NWR

Nov 22, 2009

Researchers Find Supposedly Extinct Snail at Black Bayou Lake NWR

The News-Star in Louisiana reports that researchers from the University of Louisiana at Monroe have found flamed tigersnails at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, despite the fact that they were reported to exist only as fossils in the state: ULM biology graduate students Erin Basiger and Casey Nolan, under the guidance of their faculty […]

Nov 22, 2009

Part of Chincoteague NWR Reopens After Ida reports that part of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge has reopened after Tropical Storm Ida hit the refuge hard. “Weather conditions have been favorable these past few days allowing us to assess and monitor the extent of the damage and coordinate recovery actions with our partners,” said Refuge Manager Lou Hinds. “As each day passes […]

Nov 19, 2009

Pelican Island NWR Undergoing Changes

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans. In 1903, it was established by President Theodore Roosevelt as the first national wildlife refuge. Today visitors to Sebastian, Florida can see the refuge and the Centennial Trail, which was opened at Pelican Island NWR during the centennial […]