Archive for January, 2011

Jan 31, 2011

Video Monday: Jimmy Carter Talks About His Visit to the Arctic NWR

On January 18, 2011, the National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia hosted a symposium on the 50th anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. During the first day of the symposium, former President Jimmy Carter — who signed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980 — talked about the large […]

Jan 28, 2011

NRDC Joins Fight to Stop Drilling at Baca NWR

The Natural Resources Defense Council has joined the fight to prevent oil and gas drilling at Baca National Wildlife Refuge (read this blog’s January 10, 2011 update about the controversy). In its recent environmental assessment, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stated that, in their opinion, exploratory drilling on Baca NWR will not cause significant […]

Jan 28, 2011

The Future of National Wildlife Refuges

On the website “Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation” (which was just redesigned), there’s an important discussion going on about the future of America’s National Wildlife Refuge System. If you’re a refuge advocate, a refuge employee, a refuge volunteer, a hunter, angler, bird watcher, or wildlife conservation supporter, you should visit the […]

Jan 28, 2011

Photo Friday: Tracking an Eagle at Alligator River NWR

Azalea is a female bald eagle that hatched in 2009 at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in Virginia. Her early life was watched on the Norfolk Eagle Cam, which was located at Azalea’s home nest. Before Azalea fledged in June 2009, she was outfitted with a radio transmitter, and the Center for Conservation Biology is now […]

Jan 27, 2011

Update on Bison Range Management Lawsuit

On September 30, 2010, this blog reported on the decision by a U.S. District Court to rescind the 2008 Annual Funding Agreement with the Confederated Salish Kootenai (CSKT) Tribe and return management of the National Bison Range to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Both the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and the Blue […]

Jan 25, 2011

“Focus on Friends” in the Southeast

The Southeast Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers an entertaining newsletter titled “Focus on Friends” for the Friends volunteers in their area. The quarterly newsletter keeps the Region’s more than 50 refuge Friends groups current on regional developments and accomplishments. The January 2011 issue of the newsletter features articles from the Regional […]

Jan 24, 2011

Refuge News Briefs – 01/24/11

Feral hog hunting by helicopter a possibility at Balcones NWR Lieberman to introduce legislation to protect Arctic NWR Petition seeks protection for Delmarva fox squirrel Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge ponders fees Butterfly Could KO Antioch Power Plants A natural gem in the midst of historic Philadelphia Biodiversity Wednesday – Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge […]