Archive for February, 2013

Feb 18, 2013

Proposal for Power Lines Near Squaw Creek NWR Prove Controversial

The Examiner in Missouri is reporting that a local plan by Kansas City Power and Light to run power lines as close as two miles from Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge is raising concerns from Ron Bell, the refuge manager, as well as local hunting groups who are economically dependent on waterfowl hunting. “I think […]

Feb 18, 2013

2013 Refuge System Award Winners

The National Wildlife Refuge Association and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation have announced the honorees for the prestigious annual National Wildlife Refuge System Awards. The awards honor the Refuge Manager, Refuge Employee, Refuge Volunteer and Friends Group of the Year. “The Refuge System could not function, let alone be the bright star of conservation […]

Feb 05, 2013

USFWS Kills Proposed “Road to Nowhere” at Izembek NWR

As this blog had reported in the past, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was considering a controversial land swap at Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, which would have lead to the construction of a gravel “Road to Nowhere” through federally designated wilderness in one of the most pristine refuges in the National Wildlife […]

Feb 01, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Repair List Posted for the Refuge System

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has posted their Hurricane Sandy repair list, which outlines (by state) the national wildlife refuges that will be receiving repair work. According to the USFWS, they will receive $68.2 million to make repairs to 25 national wildlife refuges and three national fish hatcheries from Florida to Maine. The funds […]