Archive for October, 2011

Oct 28, 2011

Semipostal Stamp for the National Wildlife Refuge System

Congressman Gregorio Sablan of the Northern Mariana Islands reported on his website that the House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs held a hearing recently on the Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp Act of 2011. The bill, H.R. 2236, received the support of the Obama Administration and from committee members on both […]

Oct 28, 2011

Canaan Valley NWR Gets 325-acre Addition

The Conservation Fund and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have announced the addition of 325 acres to Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia. It connects two areas of the Refuge, securing a significant ecological corridor with the Monongahela National Forest and establishing a critical link in the Heart of the Highlands Trail. Identified […]

Oct 28, 2011

Logging Challenged at Mississippi’s Noxubee NWR

The Center for Biological Diversity has sent a notice of intent to sue to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act regarding logging of endangered red-cockaded woodpecker habitat on the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi. According to CBD: The Fish and Wildlife Service prepared a “comprehensive conservation plan” for the […]

Oct 28, 2011

Tea Party Attacking Environmental Protection Again — This Time on the Borders

In what is becoming a very common story, the Tea Party has found a new way to attack environmental protection in America. According to the Alaska Dispatch, Tea Party Caucus Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah — who you should note lives nowhere near an international border — has managed to get a bill out of his […]

Oct 25, 2011

James W. Kurth Named Chief, National Wildlife Refuge System

From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the selection of James (Jim) Kurth as the agency’s Chief for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Kurth, a 32-year veteran of the Refuge System, has served as the Service’s Deputy Chief for the Refuge System since 1999. As […]

Oct 20, 2011

USFWS Releases 10-year Blueprint for the Refuge System

For the past 18 months, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been working on formulating a 10-year blueprint for the future of the National Wildlife Refuge System — a process which culminated in the “Conserving the Future” conference in Wisconsin back in July. Entitled Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation, the […]

Oct 20, 2011

Stamp Out Extinction

The U.S. Postal Service has issued a special semipostal stamp to benefit elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, great apes, and marine turtles under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s “Wildlife Without Borders” Multinational Species Conservation Funds. Only the fourth of its kind, this stamp is now available in post offices nationwide and will remain on sale for […]