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 featuring [...]
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.
Seney National Wildlife Refuge in northern Michigan was established in 1935 for the protection of migratory birds and other wildlife. Today the refuge is comprised of a rich mosaic of marshes, swamps, bogs, grasslands, and forests that incorporates over 95,000 acres, making it one of the largest refuges east of the Mississippi.
Seney NWR provides habitat [...]
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has posted a wonderful video highlighting Rappahannock National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.
Established in 1996, the goal of the refuge is to protect 20,000 acres of wetlands and associated uplands along the river and its major tributaries. As of September 2008, a total of 8,191 acres have been [...]
On January 18, 2011, the National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia hosted a symposium on the 50th anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. During the first day of the symposium, former President Jimmy Carter — who signed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980 — talked about the large [...]
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge is located on 50,000 acres in southeastern Indiana — land that was the location of the Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG). JPG was established by the Army in 1940 as an ordnance testing installation and closed in 1995. Beginning in 1996, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service managed the wildlife [...]
The Friends of Blackwater NWR have posted a new video to their YouTube Channel that gives viewers a chance to hear and see the tens of thousands of migratory birds that are currently spending part of their winter at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland.
Blackwater NWR was established in 1933 as a refuge [...]