Archive for January, 2013

Jan 25, 2013

House GOP Strips Storm Aid for Stewart B. McKinney NWR

WTNH in Connecticut reports that Republican Louisiana Rep. John Fleming introduced an amendment that stripped $9.8 million in Hurricane Sandy aid for Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge in Connecticut. Stewart B. McKinney NWR runs for 70 miles along the Connecticut coast and its eight islands and four land units received a great deal of […]

Jan 25, 2013

New Refuge is Proposed for Tennessee

The Tennessean reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hoping to create a new national wildlife refuge in central Tennessee. The refuge would be named the Paint Rock River National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge would cover about 25,000 acres in Franklin County near Estill Fork, Hurricane Creek and Larkin Fork. Dwight Cooley, who […]

Jan 24, 2013

Praise for Retiring Refuge Manager Jean Takekawa

A recent article in The Olympian sung the praises of retiring Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Manager Jean Takekawa, who just ended a 35-year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Five months after her South Sound arrival from her wildlife biologist job at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, a 500-year […]

Jan 13, 2013

Secretary Salazar Adds New Planks to Centennial Trail Boardwalk

On January 11, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported that Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited the Centennial Trail Boardwalk at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida — America’s first national wildlife refuge — to add new planks to the boardwalk, which features a plank for every refuge in the National Wildlife […]

Jan 13, 2013

Spotlight on San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex just posted a beautiful gallery of migration season at San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in California, and the Merced Sun-Star recently published a wonderful editorial by Brigitte Bowers on the merits of Merced National Wildlife Refuge, which also belongs to the San Luis NWR Complex: The Merced National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1951 to […]

Jan 13, 2013

Land Added to Rocky Flats and Silvio O. Conte Refuges

The Loveland Reporter-Herald recently reported that a land exchange has added 1,200 acres to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado, which increases the refuge’s size by nearly one-third and will connect it with the region’s open space and trail system. The land exchange will give the protections of the National Wildlife Refuge System to […]