Archive for the 'California/Nevada Region' Category

Sep 18, 2012

California Wildlife Refuge Gets Ax

The Alameda Sun reports that the final nail appears to be in the coffin for any hopes regarding the creation of the proposed Alameda National Wildlife Refuge in California. The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) received the green light from the US Fish & Wildlife Service for its Alameda Point clinic and national cemetery […]

Mar 14, 2012

New Bob Hines Biography

For anyone who has followed bird art produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the name Bob Hines should be familiar. Robert W. (Bob) Hines (1912-1994) was born in Columbus, Ohio, and though he had no formal training in art or in wildlife science, by the age of twenty-seven he was working as staff […]

Nov 15, 2011

Visitors Welcome Cranes Back to Pixley NWR

The Visalia Times-Delta reports that excited visitors were on hand to welcome the sandhill cranes back to Pixley National Wildlife Refuge — the birds’ winter home in California. Dave Ogden of Heart Flat knew nothing about birds about 12 years ago. Today, he can identify more than 100 birds. “Where I live, it’s rural and […]

Jan 11, 2010

Visitor Center Could Double Tourism at San Luis NWR

The Merced Sun-Star published an article today highlighting the expected benefits that will come from a new Visitor Center at San Luis National Wildlife Refuge near Los Banos, California. The Visitor Center, which is being funded with stimulus money and is expected to open in 2011, will include a 1,500-square-foot exhibit hall and a 1,000-square-foot […]