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 […]
Archive for October, 2010
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 […]
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just announced the establishment of Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge as America’s 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 […]
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. KTUU.com 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 […]
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
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 […]
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.