Archive for November, 2010

Nov 30, 2010

Refuge News Briefs – 11/30/10

Six years later, agony of Athos oil spill still reverberates (With Video) New survey shows 402 desert bighorns at AZ refuge Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge schoolhouse shuttered Experts hope to spot more ocelots in South Texas Okefenokee Refuge welcomes new manager Headin’ South quilt depicts refuge

Nov 30, 2010

Unusual Spotting of Sandhill Cranes Near Prime Hook NWR

The Cape Gazette reports that three sandhill cranes have been seen along Route 16, on the edge of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. Also, another pair was seen farther south in Virginia’s Northampton County, and a third on the lawn of a home in Wilmington, Delaware. “The last one we saw was in […]

Nov 29, 2010

Video Monday: USFWS Coastal Program Turns 25

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has posted an entertaining video marking the 25th anniversary of the Service’s Coastal Program, which has restored 251,000 acres of coastal wetlands and coastal upland habitat, permanently protected nearly 2 million acres of coastal habitat, and restored 1,700 miles of riparian and in-stream habitat. The video below offers wonderful […]

Nov 28, 2010

Minnesota Valley NWR: A Refuge on the Move recently reported on efforts to expand the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge at a time when buying land is difficult for most. In the late 1990s, plans to add a fourth runway to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport led to a settlement whereby the Minnesota Valley Trust was created to manage a one-time, $26 […]

Nov 26, 2010

Photo Friday: Manatees and Homosassa Springs

The Miami Herald reported yesterday that on December 3, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Florida plans to open its gate and welcome endangered wild manatees into the park this winter. It will be the first time wild manatees will be able to reach the main spring that feeds the Homosassa River since the gate […]

Nov 23, 2010

23rd Annual Festival of the Cranes

The El Defensor Chieftain reports that the 23rd Annual Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico got off to a great start. Shawn Gillette, chief of visitor services at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, said on Wednesday that the guests of honor opened the festival in grand […]

Nov 20, 2010

Senators Ask Obama to Protect Arctic NWR

In a letter dated November 19, 2010, 25 United States senators asked President Barack Obama to take additional steps to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (which could include making it a national monument), thus protecting the Refuge from risky and potentially damaging energy development. The letter states: As we approach the 50th anniversary of […]