Archive for the 'Northeast Region' Category

Apr 08, 2013

Forsythe NWR Recovers from Hurricane Sandy

Five months of work have gone into restoring Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge after the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy, and finally the refuge is getting back on its feet.
NBC40 in New Jersey has a report and video on the recovery.
The refuge reports as of April 4: The Wildlife Drive, the Songbird Trail, [...]

Apr 08, 2013

Virginia Plans to Study Bacteria Risk at Back Bay NWR

WTVR in Virginia reports that the bacteria levels in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Virginia Beach have been a growing concern for 40 years, and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has finally announced it will conduct a study this year to identify the source of the bacteria.
The refuge was established in 1938 and [...]

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 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 [...]

Dec 21, 2012

Officials Examine Hurricane Damage at Sachuest Point NWR

WPRI.com in Rhode Island reports that Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island was joined by the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in touring Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, which has been closed since it was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
Refuge Manager Vandemoer reports on the refuge website, “The high surf created unstable [...]

Nov 14, 2012

More Images of Hurricane Sandy’s Impact

Both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Wildlife Refuge Association have posted images showing the impact of Hurricane Sandy on national wildlife refuges along the East Coast.
Visit the USFWS Hurricane Information Center to learn more about the impact and what the Service is doing to get refuges back on their feet [...]

Nov 02, 2012

Photo Friday: Snow from Hurricane Sandy

Although rain was the main feature of Hurricane Sandy, the mountain regions got a ton of snow. Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia got almost three feet. Currently the refuge is helping Tucker County dig out from the storm.
Visit the USFWS Northeast Region Flickr page to see more Hurricane Sandy photos:

 

Oct 07, 2012

4,532 acres added to Umbagog NWR

The Berlin Daily Sun reports that Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge in New Hampshire/Maine has grown by 4,532 acres:

The land protected today has critical wildlife habitat for moose, deer, bear and a variety of waterfowl species and there are 11.5 miles of trout streams, all of which flow into the Androscoggin River forming one of 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 [...]

Apr 19, 2012

USFWS Rolling Out New Refuge System Website Template

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is slowly rolling out their new website template for the National Wildlife Refuge System websites. The new “look and feel” offers an attractive new design that provides a consistent online look for the many refuges in the System. The new template also makes better use of multimedia and social [...]

Feb 13, 2012

A Look Back … Chandler Robbins

Who is Chandler Robbins? He is legendary among birders for his knowledge, dedication and friendliness. He began birding at age 12 near his home in Belmont, MA, and counts among his mentors and colleagues Roger Tory Peterson, Rachel Carson, Ira Gabrielson and Aldo Leopold. He knew Carson not as a scientist but as the [...]

Feb 01, 2012

Eagle Cams Beaming Live Action at Wildlife Refuges

Several national wildlife refuges (and related lands) currently have Bald Eagle Cams that will be beaming live images of eaglets now that nesting season is upon us. Blackwater National Wildlife in Maryland has two eggs in their Eagle Cam nest, which sits 80 feet up in a loblolly pine tree at the refuge.
The National Conservation [...]