Enjoying the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Vistors' Center and boardwalk. Photo credit: David Patte/USFWS
Enjoying the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Vistors' Center and boardwalk.
David Patte/USFWS

National Wildlife Refuges Support Over 35,000 Jobs, Pump $2.4 Billion into Local Communities

America’s national wildlife refuges continue to be strong economic engines for local communities across the country, pumping $2.4 billion into the economy and supporting more than 35,000 jobs, according to a new national report released today by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. The report, released during a visit to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, comes on the heels of last week’s major speech outlining her conservation vision for the country and unveiling an ambitious youth initiative.


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Published on: Tuesday, November 5, 2013