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Drilling In The Arctic Refuge Threatens The World's Birds

Why should Americans who live in the lower 48 states care that the U.S. Congress may try to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling? After all, it’s thousands of miles away in far northeastern Alaska, a place...Show More Summary

Wildfire on Florida/Georgia border worsens, evacuations ordered

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

The West Mims fire in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has been burning since April 6.        

Fire in Okefenokee wildlife refuge forces evacuations in Georgia

(Reuters) - A wildfire in Georgia's Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has forced dozens of nearby residents to leave their homes, authorities said on Sunday, adding the blaze might not be fully contained for months.

Pick your next vacation spot from these national parks photo contest winners

An image of a diminutive green tree frog in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in southern Texas took top honors in a national parks photo contest. Craig McIntyre shot the winning image in the 2016 Share the Experience contest sponsored by the National Park Foundation. The Texas resident will...

Secretary Zinke Announces Boost to Conservation and Access to Public Lands

$38.8 million approved for wetland conservation projects; $7.8 million to conserve 2,629 acres on national wildlife refuges and open thousands of additional acres to public hunting. This post Secretary Zinke Announces Boost to Conservation and Access to Public Lands appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Fire in Georgia wildlife refuge could take months to fight: U.S. officials

(Reuters) - A wildfire that has burned more than 100,000 acres (40,469 hectares) at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia could take until November before it is put out, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Monday.

Wildlife in Context – The Short Lens Approach to Wildlife Photography

I was on my stomach in the grassy tundra of the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In front of me, some 10 meters away, a Pomerine Jaeger sat relaxed on the tundra. 50 meters beyond it, a small band of caribou, some 20 animals, grazed slowly across the landscape. Show More Summary

Kite Skiing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Traveling across the Arctic isn’t easy no matter how you do it, but Palmer, Alaska-based photographer Fredrik Norrsell and his wife, Nancy Pfeiffer, thought the winter landscape of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, north of the Brooks Range, would make for a nice ride. Show More Summary

Secretary Zinke Announces Boost to Wetland, Waterfowl Conservation, Access to Public Lands Through Conservation Grants, Federal Duck Stamp Funds

$38.8 million approved for wetland conservation projects; $7.8 million to conserve 2,629 acres on national wildlife refuges and open thousands of additional acres to public hunting WASHINGTON – The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by U.S. Show More Summary

Group sues to reinstate rule protecting Alaska bears, wolves

An environmental group trying to protect wolves and bears on national wildlife refuges in Alaska is suing the Trump administration. The Center for Biological Diversity is challenging the constitutionality of … Click to Continue »

BP oil and gas spill near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge under control

A BP oil and gas well in Alaska blew out late last week, uncontrollably spilling crude oil and gas just around 60 miles away from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The well was out of control through the weekend. The Arctic oil spill happened just days before the seven year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.[...]

Wildfire in Okefenokee wildlife refuge grows to 6,000 acres

A wildfire sparked by lightning in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is spreading through government-owned swamp and forestland, having burned more than 9 square miles near the Georgia-Florida state line. … Click to Continue »

Sportsmen’s Alliance Calls on Trump Administration to Rescind Park Service Rule

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

In response to the U.S. Senate’s passage of H.J. Res 69 last week, which rightfully returned game management on National Wildlife Refuge System lands in Alaska to state biologists, the Sportsmen’s Alliance is now calling on President...Show More Summary

Did President Trump Open National Parks and Wildlife Refuges for Coal Mining?

2 months agoHumor / odd : Snopes

President Trump lifted a temporary moratorium on leasing federal lands for coal mining, but that activity was never completely shut down.

National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming

A sculpture of five elk called Wapiti Trail greets visitors as they turn off of Highway 89, where rising seamlessly out of the side of East Gros Ventre Butte, just north of the National Elk Refuge, is a rustic-looking museum of artwork...Show More Summary

Congress votes to allow controversial hunting practices in Alaska

Tuesday marked an obscure anniversary in American history: It was 114 years to the day after President Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge, in Pelican Island, Fla. Countless birds had been slaughtered in the area for their feathers, and the federal designation stopped...

Senate Votes to Allow Hunting of Grizzly Bears in Alaska Refuges

The U.S. Senate voted, mostly along party lines, on Tuesday (March 21) to abolish a regulation that prohibited certain types of hunting in Alaska national wildlife refuges.

Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The Senate voted Tuesday to lift a 2016 ban on certain hunting practices — like trapping and aerial shooting — on national wildlife refuges there. Now the bill heads to President Trump to be signed.

Congress Votes To Kill Protections For Wolves, Bears On Alaska Refuges

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — With the stroke of his pen, President Donald Trump could allow for bears, wolves and other predators to once again be hunted in Alaska’s national wildlife refuges. Following in the footsteps of their House colleagues, Senate...Show More Summary

An attempted overthrow of our national wildlife refuge system

If grizzly bears, black bears, and wolves cannot live in peace on national wildlife refuges, where can they live? Photo by iStockphoto Let’s be very clear. The resolution advanced by Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan to allow unconscionable...Show More Summary

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