Archive for June, 2011

Jun 28, 2011

Purchase the New 2011-2012 Duck Stamp

The 2011-2012 Federal Duck Stamp is now on sale and should be on the shopping list of everyone who enjoys wildlife and the outdoors. Ninety-eight percent of the proceeds from the $15 Duck Stamp support the acquisition of wetlands for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Since 1934, Duck Stamp receipts of over $750 million have […]

Jun 27, 2011

iNature Trail at Ding Darling NWR

The “Ding on the Wing” newsletter of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society recently announced the creation of the iNature Trail at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. From the Ding Darling Wildlife Society: Designed to appeal to the next generation’s techie side and get them outside, the Refuge iNature Trail along Wildlife Drive has […]

Jun 27, 2011

Conserving the Future — Attend Virtual Conference July 12-14

As this blog has mentioned in past posts, Refuge System staff, volunteers, Friends, and conservationists will be meeting for the “Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation” Vision conference on July 11-14, in Madison Wisconsin, where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will adopt a new plan for the future of the National […]

Jun 26, 2011

Levee Breach Sends Water into DeSoto NWR in Sioux City, Iowa has posted video of flood waters entering DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa. In less than 24 hours, the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge near Missouri Valley, Iowa has been overwhelmed by the Missouri River. All this fast flooding is due to a secondary levee breach nearby. The main levee did […]

Jun 26, 2011

Idaho Delegation Asks for 4-Month Extension of Deer Flat NWR Comment Period

As this blog reported on May 31, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in the process of producing a required conservation plan for Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in Idaho, but early signs that the Service might restrict recreational activities had local politicians calling for the refuge to be stripped of federal control. Now […]

Jun 20, 2011

Video Monday: Youth Multimedia Contest

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Wildlife Refuge Association have announced the winners of the “Giving the Land a Voice” youth multimedia contest. A full list of the winners can be found on the Conserving the Future website, but since this is “Video Monday,” here is the “honorable mention” video titled “A […]

Jun 20, 2011

Wildlife Drive at Shiawassee NWR Struggling to Open

The Midland Daily News reports that Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in central Michigan has been having a hard time getting its Wildlife Drive open. First there were late-nesting bald eagles along the road, then April floods, then a flood control levee that washed out, causing substantial damage. “Several hundred acres (of the federal refuge) went […]