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Open Spaces

A Talk on the Wild Side.

Implementing the Refuge Vision

Remember our entries on Open Spaces last summer from the Conserving the Future Conference in Madison? Well, charting a bright future for the National Wildlife Refuge System didn’t stop there. Here’s an update on the implementation of the vision document that came out of the conference.

Transparency was a driving principle when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service developed Conserving the Future as the vision that will guide the National Wildlife Refuge System for the next decade.  That same transparency is evident as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service begins implementing the vision. 

Implementation Plan Cover

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Let's Go Outside! Featured Refuge Events for the Week of November 14th

We're back with another round of events taking place at our Refuges this week around the country. As always, make sure you head over to the Refuge System's homepage and use their searchable map to find a Wildlife Refuge near you!

Let's Go Outside!

                                     Sunset at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland

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