Archive for March, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Loxahatchee NWR Receives Stimulus Funds to Battle Invasives

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that they have awarded a $1.25 million contract for removal of invasive plants at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Florida under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ARRA contract, awarded to Aquatic Vegetation Control, Inc., of West Palm Beach, Fla., will be […]

Mar 29, 2010

Nature of Learning Grants Available

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System and the National Conservation Training Center, and National Wildlife Refuge Association, is accepting applications from organizations interested in applying for a Nature of Learning grant. The Nature of Learning is the FWS National Wildlife Refuge System’s […]

Mar 29, 2010

Rescued Manatee Named After Former FWS Director

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that a juvenile manatee rescued by staff and volunteers from Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Florida has been named “Hamilton” in honor of the late Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sam Hamilton, who recently passed away from a sudden heart attack. In February, the refuge […]

Mar 29, 2010

Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival

The Statesman-Journal recently reported on the upcoming Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival in Oregon on April 9-11, which relies on the popularity of the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge to draw in the visitors. “The festival was founded by a group of local Pacific City residents that really just loved the outdoors, loved birding, […]

Mar 27, 2010

Sarah Palin – Nature Lover?

News broke this week that Sarah Palin has somehow convinced Discovery Communications (The Learning Channel to be precise) to spend $1.2 million per episode for a series where Palin shows off the beauty of Alaska. Word is it will be shot in the same beautifully visual way that “Planet Earth” was shot. Naturally this announcement […]

Mar 27, 2010

Refuge News Briefs – 03/27/10

Trees targeted for removal at Iroquois Refuge As California ghost town sinks, wildlife return Outdoorsman takes aim at wildlife refuge The ‘Mayor of Fish Springs’ is retiring Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge makes changes Winged magic in Colorado (video)

Mar 24, 2010

Interior’s Inspector General to Investigate Bison Range

The Missoulian is reporting that the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior has agreed to investigate complaints filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) regarding the management of the National Bison Range, which is in Montana and is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. PEER has long objected to the involvement […]