Archive for the 'Refuges at Risk' Category

Jul 29, 2009

Refuge News Briefs - 07/29/09

Power Lines Draw More Fire

Journey to the Farallones - KQED QUEST Radio Report

Two new faces at Willapa Refuge focus on habitat restoration and visitor services

Hawaiian Bird Fossils Found in Kalaeloa

Volunteers Restore Two Mile Beach Refuge

Old Bill’s wild refuge

Students Learned about Wakulla’s Environment at 2009 SEEK Conference

A Trip to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Jul 26, 2008

Toxic Reservoir at Hailstone NWR in Montana

In this blog entry, I continue my series of posts about the refuges that were included in the “Refuges at Risk” report that was put out by the Defenders of Wildlife in late 2007, and which highlights the ten most endangered national wildlife refuges.
Hailstone National Wildlife Refuge, in central Montana, is a 2,000-acre refuge that [...]

Feb 09, 2008

Rappahannock River Valley NWR Tries to Grow

In this blog entry, I continue my series of posts about the refuges that were included in the “Refuges at Risk” report that was put out by the Defenders of Wildlife toward the end of last year.
Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, which is located in the fast-developing area of eastern Virginia, was listed as [...]

Jan 07, 2008

Land Swap at Yukon Flats NWR

Alaska’s Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge was recently listed as one of the ten most endangered refuges in the Defenders of Wildlife 2007 “Refuges at Risk” report. (See previous posts about other endangered refuges: Pea Island NWR, Cape May NWR and Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR.)
Yukon Flats NWR, which is located in the eastern interior [...]

Nov 19, 2007

Pea Island NWR and Bonner Bridge

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina was recently listed as one of the ten most endangered refuges in the Defenders of Wildlife “Refuges at Risk” report. (See previous posts about two other endangered refuges — Cape May NWR and Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR).
Pea Island NWR is located on Hatteras Island, just south [...]

Oct 26, 2007

Cape May NWR at Risk

Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, in southern New Jersey, has been named one of the ten most endangered national wildlife refuges by the Defenders of Wildlife in their 2007 Refuges at Risk report.
Cape May NWR was created in 1989 from a 90-acre parcel that was originally acquired by the Nature Conservancy (see map). The refuge [...]

Oct 09, 2007

Texas Border Fence and Wildlife

Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in southern Texas has been named one of the ten most endangered national wildlife refuges by the Defenders of Wildlife in their 2007 Refuges at Risk report.
The Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR (see map) is considered one of the most biologically diverse refuges in the entire System as [...]

Oct 05, 2007

Refuges at Risk

In an October 4 press release from the Defenders of Wildlife, the non-profit environmental organization announced that in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the passage of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, they have released their 2007 report “Refuges at Risk.”
Although the Improvement Act was a major turning point in [...]