Archive for February, 2011

Feb 26, 2011

Voice Your Ideas About the Future of the Refuge System

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a draft 10-year vision plan to guide the growth and management of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The vision document, entitled “Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation,” offers nearly 100 draft recommendations to protect and improve the world’s premier system of public lands and […]

Feb 23, 2011

Game: Race to Midway Atoll NWR

The Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge have developed an interactive game that helps adults and kids learn more about marine debris in the Pacific, which threatens wildlife species (such as the endangered Laysan albatross) found at places like Midway Atoll NWR. On the site, the Friends offer factsheets that can be downloaded and […]

Feb 21, 2011

Video Monday: Tern Restoration at Monomoy NWR

At last week’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region Biologists Conference, an interesting video was posted regarding the Common Tern and Roseate Tern restoration efforts at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.    

Feb 18, 2011

House Republicans Carpet Bombing Environmental Protections

In case you’ve been living in a cave the past week, the House Republicans have officially hijacked the budget process and are now using it to carpet bomb every environmental protection law and regulation that their ideology (which is always aligned with big business) rejects. House Speaker John Boehner once talked about not overplaying the […]

Feb 18, 2011

Appropriations Update from NWRA

The National Wildlife Refuge Association has posted a video featuring Desiree Sorenson-Groves, Vice-President of Government Affairs, where she explains the maze of budget action that is currently happening on Capitol Hill and how it relates to our National Wildlife Refuge System.    

Feb 16, 2011

Wilderness Society Budget Blog

The Wilderness Society has a budget blog on their website that’s tracking the GOP’s attack on wild lands and conservation in the current budget debate. Scary to read how the GOP thinks the last election has given them an open door to attack all wild lands, endangered species, and many important conservation efforts that America […]

Feb 15, 2011

Refuge News Briefs – 02/15/11

Prime Hook refuge dune repairs stalled Imperial wildlife refuge turns 70 Natural habitats at wildlife refuge getting gentler version of beach cleanup Bolton: Whooping crane killing wounds Alabama’s conservation progress Generous Donation by Cummer Family Adds 14 Acres to Lower Suwannee NWR Cleanup along Lake Road in Lacombe sees good turnout