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 […]

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 […]

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 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: