This resource highlights important considerations to keep in mind when inviting lawmakers to your refuge during the 2016 election season.More
Provides a brief analysis of the challenges facing the National Wildlife Refuge System in 2016 and underscores the importance of communicating these issues and their solutions to your lawmakers.More
Seeing is believing. Without seeing your refuge first hand, the chances of obtaining strong support for your refuge from your Member of Congress are greatly diminished. The most effective way to secure support from your Representative is to give them a first hand look at your refuge’s needs. Some Members visit national wildlife refuges on their own but most need to be invited — and the most motivating invitation comes from constituents, like you!
This fact sheet describes the critical need to reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.More
The Lobby Report Form will help the Refuge Association and your Friends group keep track of your advocacy efforts.More
YES, Friends can lobby! Your voice is one of the most powerful tools available to enhance your local refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System as a whole — so don’t be afraid to use it!More
This fact sheet describes the critical need to adequately fund the National Wildlife Refuge System.More
This is letter template you can use to invite your lawmaker to your refuge.More