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 in [...]

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 National Wildlife Ranger Introduced

Places of [...]

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 of [...]

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 Organization
Understand FWS Systems & Nonprofit [...]

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 Introduced Legislation Will Conserve and [...]

Apr 23, 2010

Use Facebook To Plant a Tree on a Refuge

In celebration of Earth Day, Dell has created the “Plant a Tree For a Friend” Facebook application to make it easy for you and your friends to help the environment. For every tree you dedicate to your friend, Dell will make a donation to The Conservation Fund, which will plant the trees on behalf of [...]

Apr 23, 2010

2010-2011 Junior Duck Stamp Winner

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a single hooded merganser was selected to appear on the 2010-2011 Federal Junior Duck Stamp. The design for the new stamp, painted by 18-year old Rui Huang of Columbus, Ohio, was chosen by a panel of judges at the National Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest held at [...]

Apr 21, 2010

Happy Earth Day: Go Zero

The Epoch Times recently reported on The Conservation Fund’s goal of raising $100,000 by April 22 to plant 10,000 more trees in wildlife refuges. To raise awareness, The Conservation Fund has released a micro-documentary about their Go Zero® carbon offset campaign, which has the tagline of “Plant a Tree. Trap a Ton. Go Zero.”
Featured [...]

Apr 21, 2010

Students Restore Native Plants at Hawaiian Refuge

The Kapio Newspress recently reported on a group of 17 students who visited Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on the Big Island and learned about the refuge while also restoring native plants.

Blaine Shimabukuro, 22, went on the trip for the second time. He said that after last year’s trip in November, the ecology club [...]

Apr 20, 2010

Book: “Ecotourists Save the World”

The Scranton Times Tribune recently reviewed a new book titled “Ecotourists Save the World: The Environmental Volunteer’s Guide to More Than 300 International Adventures to Conserve, Preserve, and Rehabilitate Wildlife and Habitats.”
The book is by Pamela K. Brodowsky and the National Wildlife Federation, and it covers over 300 sites around the world where tourists can [...]