Archive for August, 2010

Aug 30, 2010

Refuge News Briefs – 08/30/10

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service accepts bequeathed Vermont land Big plan for Cahaba River: U.S. refuge could grow to more than 200,000 acres Landowners Willing To Sell for Panthers Hardeeville, Jasper County to offer incentives to development near refuge Work not over to clean up BP oil 5 Years After Katrina, Gulf Ecosystems On the […]

Aug 30, 2010

Video Monday: Raw, Wild Beauty is an American Value

The Alaska Wilderness League has posted a short but very powerful video that explains why it’s so important to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from energy development — especially after it’s now been revealed that oil industry spill plans are essentially worthless. I urge you to click the full-screen setting on the player below […]

Aug 25, 2010

Arctic Refuge 50th Anniversary Calendar Photo Contest

The Northern Alaska Environmental Center is holding a photography contest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The images will be used in a 2011 calendar that will celebrate 50 years of Arctic Refuge Wilderness. They welcome images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that celebrate its uniqueness as an entire, […]

Aug 24, 2010

Refuge News Briefs – 08/24/10

Panther refuge may get bigger: But many millions needed to buy land Closed areas of Delta National Wildlife Refuge to be reopened today Bandon Marsh restoration is delayed until 2011 Runners beat the heat in races for the refuge Moapa dace thrives despite recent wildfire Forsythe National Wildlife refuge lines the South Jersey landscape with […]

Aug 23, 2010

Video Monday: Sea Level Rise at Cape Romain NWR

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just posted a video about the problem of sea level rise at Bulls Island, which is a barrier island at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina. Over the past several years, staff at Bulls Island have seen the beach disappear before their eyes at an alarming rate, […]

Aug 23, 2010

Refuges and Social Media

Several interesting developments have occurred regarding refuges and social media. The Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges now have a blog, so be sure to check it out: http://blog.coastalrefuges.org/. Also, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now hitting Facebook in a big way. Be sure to “like” their pages so you can follow […]

Aug 21, 2010

USFWS Terminates Relationship with Montana Friends Group

The Missoulian in Montana is reporting that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge has abruptly ended its relationship with the Friends of the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge organization. The volunteer group, which has donated numerous hours and over $100,000 to the refuge, said they were blindsided by the […]

Aug 19, 2010

Cherry Valley NWR Supporters Speak Out Against Power Line

As this blog reported on August 6, the National Park Service recently recommended running a major two-state electrical line through portions of the newly minted Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania. The suggestions for running the line through different parts of the refuge were among a larger group of alternative routes proposed by the […]

Aug 16, 2010

2010 NWRA Refuge Photo Contest

The National Wildlife Refuge Association has just announced the start of their 2010 Refuge Photo Contest. You can submit your National Wildlife Refuge System images on their site beginning August 14, 2010. There is a $10 entry fee per photographer. Images must be taken on national wildlife refuges and can feature birds, mammals, insects, fish, […]

Aug 14, 2010

Volunteers Needed to Restore Big Branch Marsh NWR in LA

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, in partnership with the Gulf Response Involvement Team, is looking for over 400 volunteers to help with a 2-week long marsh restoration project within Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Volunteers are needed to plant over 5,000 plugs of smooth and marshhay cordgrass per […]

Aug 14, 2010

Refuge News Briefs – 08/14/10

Cahaba refuge could be expanded Prime Hook residents support repairs Feds wish migrating waterfowl could read Humanitarian Water Stations Allowed in Border Wildlife Refuge Youth Conservation Corps completes second year in Kodiak Finley project: Boardwalk a labor of youth Spectrum Resorts Commended by Evan Hirsche for Generous Contribution to Assist in Preservation of Wildlife on […]

Aug 13, 2010

Photo Friday: Refuge Rainbow

The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge contains more than 50 offshore islands and four coastal parcels, totaling more than 8,100 acres. The complex spans more than 250 miles of Maine coastline and includes five national wildlife refuges — Petit Manan, Cross Island, Franklin Island, Seal Island, and Pond Island. Refuge islands provide habitat for […]