Archive for April, 2010

Apr 30, 2010

NWRA and the Gulf Oil Spill

The National Wildlife Refuge Association has shared an update regarding the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that could affect 20 national wildlife refuges before the disaster is over. According to the NWRA: The refuges facing imminent contamination are Breton and Delta National Wildlife Refuges off the coast of Louisiana and by this weekend Bon Secour […]

Apr 29, 2010

Refuge News Briefs – 04/29/10

Environmentalists mark ANWR anniversary with battle cry New wildlife refuge for state considered Hunters, anglers protest energy leases in Colorado Key deer get a hand with federally funded study Indian River County New marsh overlook to open on Endangered Species Day U.S. Fish & Wildlife to Open Visitor Center and HQ in Rockland New Pahranagat […]

Apr 29, 2010

FWS Teams Prepare for Spill to Hit Coast

Mother Nature Network reports that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service teams are preparing to help once the Louisiana oil spill hits the coast. The Fish and Wildlife Service is supporting response efforts to the oil drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico with specialists, land managers and support personnel. Booms to capture and deflect […]

Apr 27, 2010

Spill, Baby, Spill

The infamous cry of “Drill, Baby, Drill” has taken on a horrific and twisted meaning now that the impact of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is about to be felt at Delta National Wildlife Refuge and Breton National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. This is why people are against drilling on the coast […]

Apr 26, 2010

“Soaring to New Heights” – Guide for Refuge Friends Groups

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a new guide for creating sustainable collaborations between refuge Friends groups and refuge staff. The publication is titled “Soaring to New Heights” and is available on the USFWS website. Topics include: Friends & National Wildlife Refuges: The Value of Collaboration A Solid Collaboration Strategic Thinking A Well-Managed […]

Apr 26, 2010

Video Monday: 50th Anniversary of Arctic Refuge

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of perhaps the most famous refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System — the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And for all those in the media and on the Internet who keep getting the name wrong after all these decades: It’s not Alaska National Wildlife Refuge — […]

Apr 23, 2010

Refuge News Briefs – 04/23/10

Ducks Unlimited gets grant to improve Chincoteague NWR Nature Conservancy Announces Protection of 507 Acres Adjacent to Prime Hook NWR Aquaculture firm plans to develop former Navy site at Petit Manan NWR Beaufort developer launches foundation to protect Port Royal Sound and campaign for NWR Federal court will sort out water rights for whoopers Newly […]