Archive for August, 2012

Aug 16, 2012

Salazar Gives Green Light to Hackmatack NWR

Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today that he has authorized the establishment of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. The refuge will eventually provide up to 11,200 acres of habitat for wildlife as well as outdoor recreational opportunities within easy driving distance of millions of people.
The U.S. Fish and [...]

Aug 10, 2012

New Paddling Trails to Open at Tensas River NWR in Louisiana

The Town Talk reports that on September 15, 2012, the LSU AgCenter plans to unveil four new paddling trails at the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Louisiana for National Hunting and Fishing Day. The LSU AgCenter has also acquired a grant to run paddling workshops to encourage visitors to get out on the [...]

Aug 09, 2012

Alamosa NWR Visitor Center Reopens

The Valley Courier in Colorado reports that with help of volunteers from the Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges, the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in southern Colorado has reopened. Since reopening, the Center has received hundreds of visitors from at least five countries.
The highlight of the Center is the [...]

Aug 06, 2012

Forsythe Volunteer Attends National Refuge Friends Academy

The Galloway Patch in New Jersey reported on an Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge volunteer who attended the recent Friends Academy at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia.
Mary Harper (of Friends of Forsythe) was one of 23 “friends” from refuges around the country to attend the Friends [...]