As we welcome in 2012, which is an important election year, we as voters must work to ensure that the politicians who represent us share our values to protect wildlife. Sadly many politicians today are abandoning conservation efforts and turning their backs on the traditions that have protected so much of Wild America. This video […]
Archive for the 'Video Monday' Category
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Wildlife Refuge Association have announced the winners of the “Giving the Land a Voice” youth multimedia contest. A full list of the winners can be found on the Conserving the Future website, but since this is “Video Monday,” here is the “honorable mention” video titled “A […]
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with The Nature Conservancy to prepare for climate change at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge on the North Carolina Coast. Sea-level rise is eroding the shoreline and destroying habitat at the refuge. This video is part of the Service’s “50 Stories, 50 States, 50 Days” storytelling series […]
Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in 1964, is located 25 miles west of Daytona Beach in Florida. The refuge provides habitat for migrating and wintering birds and contains 21,574 acres of freshwater marshes, 5,800 acres of Cypress and mixed hardwood swamps, 2,400 acres of uplands, and more than 1,000 acres of lakes, […]
Have you ever heard of crystal digging at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma? Below the plains, ground water travels through the salt-saturated sand and comes to the surface where it evaporates, leaving the crust of salt. The concentrated saline solution combines with gypsum to promote selenite crystal growth in a portion of […]
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwestern Missouri. The 7,415-acre refuge was established in 1935 as a resting, feeding, and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Early March is a great time to view snow geese at Squaw Creek NWR, which hosts upwards of 500,000 of the geese, as seen in […]
At last week’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region Biologists Conference, an interesting video was posted regarding the Common Tern and Roseate Tern restoration efforts at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.