Archive for October, 2010

Oct 31, 2010

What Will the Election Mean for the Refuge System? It Ain’t Pretty

On the eve of an election that will likely see the Republicans (a more conservative strain of Republicans) take over the House and make inroads in the Senate, we naturally wonder what this will mean for the National Wildlife Refuge System. In short, nothing good. Increases in budgets for the Refuge System will become increasingly […]

Oct 29, 2010

Photo Friday: Spectacled Eiders

This amazing photo shows a large congregation of spectacled eiders wintering in polynyas in the Bering Sea south of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Polynyas are areas of open water surrounded by sea ice. Spectacled eiders, which are threatened throughout their range, are large diving sea ducks that spend most of the year in marine waters […]

Oct 25, 2010

Cherry Valley NWR is #553

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just announced the establishment of Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge as America‚Äôs 553rd national wildlife refuge. The refuge will conserve nationally significant wildlife areas, including habitat for threatened and endangered species and a major corridor for migratory birds and bats. Located only 75 miles from New York City and […]

Oct 25, 2010

“Arctic Sanctuary” – book for 50th Anniversary of the Arctic NWR

Photographer Jeff Jones and author Laurie Hoyle have released “Arctic Sanctuary: Images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge” in honor of the refuge’s 50th anniversary this year. in Alaska has a video interview with Jeff Jones on their website, where he talks about making the book: Over the last 28 years, Jones has made […]

Oct 25, 2010

Refuge News Briefs – 10/25/10

Friend of the District awarded to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge installing art along trail Record numbers of whooping cranes coming State eases environmental impact of I-69 footprint Editorial: Fledgling refuge merits our continued support

Oct 25, 2010

“Friends Forward” Newsletter – Fall 2010

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has posted the Fall 2010 edition of their “Friends Forward” newsletter, with news related to refuge Friends groups around the country. Topics include: Upcoming Vision Conference and new “Conserving the Future” website USFWS Climate Strategy Friend to Friend News New Refuge System Leaders White-Nose Syndrome in Caves First Service […]

Oct 21, 2010

Photo Friday: Fall Foliage In New England

This beautiful fall photo was taken at Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge, which was established to conserve the abundance and diversity of native plants and animals and their habitats in the 7.2 million acre Connecticut River watershed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.