Archive for September, 2010

Sep 30, 2010

Court Reaches Decision on Bison Range Management

As this blog reported in previous posts (see April 8, 2009 and March 24, 2010), both the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and the Blue Goose Alliance had sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the Execution of the Annual Funding Agreement with the Consolidated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT), which would have lead […]

Sep 29, 2010

“Refuge Update” – September/October 2010

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published their September/October 2010 Refuge Update newsletter. This issue includes stories about the 2011 Vision Conference, the BP oil spill, measuring marsh elevation in the Chesapeake Bay region, dogs doing conservation work at refuges, and “green” projects around the Refuge System.           Tags: National […]

Sep 29, 2010

Horses Rounded Up at Sheldon NWR

As this blog reported back on August 4, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pressing for the removal of wild horses from Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. The Associated Press is now reporting that the USFWS has secretly rounded up almost 400 horses at the refuge. Paul Steblein, the agency’s project leader in […]

Sep 26, 2010

Settlement Reached in Baca NWR Drilling Controversy is reporting that a settlement has been reached regarding the controversial drilling proposal at Baca National Wildlife Refuge, which is close to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. (see previous blog posts on Sept. 4, 2009, Feb. 17, 2009, and Dec. 7, 2008). The San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council and San Luis […]

Sep 24, 2010

Oil Lingers at Bon Secour NWR reports that Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama still has tar balls around the wildlife refuge’s beaches, from the water’s edge up to the beginning of the sand dunes. The team found tarballs washing ashore with every wave Wednesday morning in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. And just off the beach, in […]

Sep 24, 2010

Senate Passes “Refuge Week” Resolution

For the first time ever, the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution designating the week of October 10-16 as National Wildlife Refuge Week. While the week has been celebrated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service every October since 1995, and President Bill Clinton issued a proclamation in 1996, the resolution (SR 644) passed today […]

Sep 24, 2010

Photo Friday: Nesting Albatrosses at Midway Atoll NWR

This photo of a pair of Laysan albatrosses working together to protect their eggs was taken at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific. Seventeen species of seabirds nest each year on islands within Midway Atoll NWR. The largest albatross colony in the world is on Midway Atoll with an estimated 1.5 million birds. […]