Archive for February, 2010

Feb 25, 2010

Refuge News Briefs – 02/25/10

Environmental group slams management of National Bison Range Manager Faces Host Of Issues At Monomoy Refuge Duck stamps help more than just waterfowl and ducks Harvey Nelson, Minnesota conservation giant, dies The Red Wolf Man New Jersey fights onslaught of natural invaders

Feb 22, 2010

US Supreme Court Allows Neches River NWR to Proceed is reporting that the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit that the City of Dallas and Texas Water Development Board had filed to block the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge in Anderson and Cherokee counties. “This means that the lawsuit will not continue further and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can proceed […]

Feb 21, 2010

Head of USFWS Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

Sam Hamilton, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, died after suffering an apparent heart attack while skiing with friends in Colorado. From MSNBC: Sam Hamilton, 54, was pronounced dead at 1:16 p.m. after being transported off the mountain at Keystone Ski Area. Hamilton had been reported having chest pains, according to the […]

Feb 19, 2010

Refuge News Briefs – 02/19/10

Obama Administration Proposes Budget Cuts for Endangered Species Listing Grazing will continue on land sold for wildlife refuge Ford to donate 242-acre Monroe marsh as part of Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Eagles wow the crowds at annual festival Port of San Diego OK’s Land Exchange Hikes drive winter visits at Canaan refuge

Feb 19, 2010

USFWS Prepares for End to Gun Ban

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a press release related to the end of the gun ban that will take effect at national wildlife refuges and national parks on February 22. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that effective February 22, 2010, the rules governing possession of firearms on National Wildlife Refuges […]

Feb 16, 2010

Oahu Wildlife Refuge to Expand

Hawaii News Now reports that Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) has announced a deal whereby the James Campbell Company will sell valuable North Shore land (1,100 acres at $22 million) to the federal government to be protected as part of the currently 160-acre James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge. The land includes two miles of pristine coastline […]

Feb 16, 2010

Refuge Gun Ban Will End on Feb.22 with Little Clarity on the Effects

On February 22, a law that was tacked onto a credit card reform bill by the ever controversial Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) will take effect and will allow national park and national wildlife refuge visitors to openly carry loaded guns, as well as concealed weapons, as long as they comply with state laws. But even […]