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: 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 […]