Welcome to the start of theth Congress! Today, 90 new House members and 9 new Senators enter the Capitol complex for their first day on the job. We hope you enjoy our latest Annual Report and we thank you for your unwavering support for the National Wildlife Refuge Association. Permanent link to this article: Today, the House Natural Resources Committee advanced two vitally important bills for the conservation and preservation of public lands, including the National Wildlife Refuge System. Read our press release and a letter from the Refuge Association and 70 Friends Groups. Over the summer, the nation has seen devastating impacts to wildlife and people from algae blooms including red tide, with the most widely reported on occurring along the Gulf Coast of Florida.
A wildlife refuge, also known as a wildlife sanctuary, is a naturally occurring sanctuary, such as an island, that provides protection for wildlife species from. National Wildlife Refuge System is a designation for certain protected areas of the United States managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
Administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service , the refuge area is roughly T-shaped with the southernmost base at Frenchglen , the northeast section at Malheur Lake and the northwest section at Harney Lake. A popular site for birding, fishing, hunting and hiking, the refuge gained widespread attention in early after its headquarters complex was occupied by armed anti-government protesters.
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U. The refuge protects a portion of the largest remaining area of tall and mid grass prairie remaining in the U. Collectively known as the sand hills region of Nebraska, the dunes were the end result of the last ice age known as the Pinedale glaciation. During the Holocene glacial retreat the sand dunes that been deposited in their current location by the vast continental glaciers, were exposed and grasses eventually took over. The refuge is managed by the U. Numerous lakes and ponds are located on the refuge, fed by underground seeps and springs.