Randal O'Toole In 2004, Congress allowed federal land managers to charge recreation fees only for certain kinds of recreation. In general, while national parks and wildlife refuges can charge entry fees, managers of other federal lands...Show More Summary
Sandy Point on St. Croix isn't just one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches, it is also a National Wildlife Refuge where endangered leatherback sea turtles come ashore to nest and lay eggs each year. Sandy Point National Wildlife...Show More Summary
The charms of Sanibel, a subtropical barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's southwestern coast, are many. From a wildlife refuge to pontoon boat cruises, here are five ways to discover them.
It's a girl! And a boy! A rare set of living reticulated giraffe twins was born earlier this month at a Texas wildlife refuge. This is only the second set of twin giraffes ever born alive in the United States. The babies were welcomed into the world on May 10 at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, in San Antonio, Texas. Show More Summary
What's the greatest threat to Alaska's pristine wilderness? Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is up there, as is climate change. But if you ask people who live in the state, many will tell you that Pebble Mine—a proposed...Show More Summary
"Summer is upon us. I better start growing a more trendy coat." :P Thanks Susan for the great shot of this very handsome bun from the National Wildlife Refuge in Modoc County, CA.
Midway is a 2.4-square-mile atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, roughly equidistant between North America and Asia. On the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
The Mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the...
"A swarm of black flies at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge appears to be the best explanation for why endangered whooping cranes are abandoning their nests, but the pesky insects might not be the only reason the birds are struggling in Wisconsin."
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) inherited 43 cold war era bunkers in 1994 when the former Loring Air Force Base in Maine shut down. Used as a storage and aerial delivery site for nuclear warheads, the base was transformed into the Aroostook
Toby Burke, a wildlife biologist for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, was on a bird watching excursion along the Alaskan Kasilof River Beach with his family when they spotted a brown bear in the distance. At first they didn't think much of the sighting,...
Online backlash is growing against Mark Zuckerberg’s lobby’s secretive ads supporting conservative senators who encourage the creation of the Keystone XL pipeline and drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge. “Immigration reform – fine. Show More Summary
What does the political wrangling over a one-lane gravel road through 10 miles of a remote Alaskan wildlife refuge tell us about President Barack Obama’s influence with Congress? Plenty, as it turns out. Inside the Beltway, reporters and political players have been consumed with trying to gauge the prospects for Obama's second-term agenda in light [...]
A 6-year-old boy's day off from school Friday left him with a vivid story to tell his classmates, after he was seized — and eventually released — by an alligator in South Florida. The attack occurred at a wildlife refuge where the boy's father had taken his son for a canoe ride.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service confirms white-nose syndrome (WNS) is present at Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. This cave provides winter hibernation space for several bat species, including the largest documented wintering colony of endangered gray bats. Show More Summary
The new cut. Twice! And the old cut.Brad and I start at Monomoy Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, kite upwind in the bay, go out through the new cut, kite downwind oceanside to the old cut, walk across South Beach, kite back to the visitor center. Show More Summary
Two juvenile mountain lion cubs are presumed to be OK after a tense standoff with five coyotes late Thursday at Wyoming's National Elk Refuge. The confrontation was witnessed and photographed by Lori Iverson, a U.S. Fish & Wildlife employee. Show More Summary
The ODNR Division of Wildlife will offer special opportunities for young hunters seeking wild turkeys this spring. In addition to the statewide youth turkey hunting days April 20th and 21st on both public and private lands, the Division of Wildlife will be holding a drawing on Saturday, April 13, 2013 for a special, controlled turkey [...]Show More Summary
Last October we made our first trip down to south Florida since 2004. During our past trips we spent most of our time on the Gulf Coast side of the state except for trips to the Everglades, the Keys, and Merrit Island NWR. On this trip I wanted to hit all of our favorite places and explore some new locations. Show More Summary