Archive for March, 2013

Mar 14, 2013

Happy 110th Anniversary to the Refuge System

Thank you to all the staff, volunteers, and supporters of the National Wildlife Refuge System on the 110th anniversary of the creation of the greatest collection of conservation lands in the world. And a special big thanks to all the government workers in the Refuge System who do so much with so little.

Mar 06, 2013

“Road to Nowhere” Not Dead Yet

As this blog reported on February 5, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced that they oppose a land transfer that would have allowed for the construction of a gravel “Road to Nowhere” through federally designated wilderness in one of the most pristine refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System — Izembek NWR in […]

Mar 06, 2013

Sequestration and the National Wildlife Refuge System

Much of the media is reporting that the effects of the sequestration are slow to unfold, but make no mistake that the longer Congress keeps the sequester in place, the more painful it will be for our public lands. From the National Wildlife Refuge Association: Beginning today, March 1st, the Federal government is set to […]

Mar 06, 2013

Rebuilding a Chemical Wasteland

The Environmental Magazine had an article in their January/February 2013 issue about how Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, which is northeast of Denver, is trying to recover from its toxic past as a chemical weapons production site, as well as a weapons disposal site. According to the FWS, a three-pronged approach was needed to […]

Mar 06, 2013

Friends of Lee Metcalf Refuge Donate to Land Trust

The Bitterroot Star reports that the Friends of Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge recently donated $10,000 to the Bitter Root Land Trust, which partners with conservation-minded landowners to help them complete conservation easements on land near the refuge. “Our partnership with the Friends of Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge has been extremely valuable for farm […]