Category Archive: invasives

Jun 16

News from Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards

News from the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards include: Photo Contest Winners! Photo Tour Fred Meyer Community Rewards Re-enrollment A little something for everyone… To access the newsletter click here.

Nov 06

National Wildlife Refuges are Economic Engines for Local Communities

 Conservation is Smart Use Of Taxpayer Dollars A new report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) shows that national wildlife refuges are a good investment for American taxpayers and boost to local economies. The  Banking on Nature study shows that for every $1 Congress provides in funding to run the National Wildlife …

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Sep 03

Refuge Update – September/October 2013

The latest news from the Refuge System including: 7 URBAN WILDLIFE REFUGE PARTNERSHIPS ESTABLISHED Pilot projects reach out to city dwellers from Connecticut to Chicago to Houston to LA. http://www.fws.gov/refuges/RefugeUpdate/SepOct_2013/urban_refuge.html FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE RISES TO THE OCCASION Refuge employees help flood-ravaged Galena, Alaska. http://www.fws.gov/refuges/RefugeUpdate/SepOct_2013/floodwaters.html FERAL HORSES: A CONUNDRUM OF EPIC PROPORTIONS Sheldon National Wildlife …

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Jul 20

News from Friends of the Lower Suwanee & Cedar Keys NWR

Refuge Restoration Initiative — Bad Plants Invasive Species Plant Control Grant Awarded Under the leadership of Roger McDaniels and the Refuge Restoration team, Friends applied for a $9850 grant to help with control of invasive species on the Refuges. The application was a success. The grant was awarded. Volunteers will be needed to help with …

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Jun 10

Work and Play at Long Island NWR

The Long Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex received a grant to work with the Friends of Wertheim (FOW) and volunteers to manage invasive plants. Approximately, 35 non-native plant species have been identified within the Refuge Complex, which have infested upland and wetland areas and degraded native wildlife habitat. Refuge Staff will work with the …

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