National Wildlife Refuge System

Friends Forward June 2014


Friends Policy
Friend or Volunteer - Which Hat Are You Wearing?

Is this the business of a nonprofit organization or the refuge? This question marks the distinction between the work of a Friend and a volunteer. Read more here about this aspect of the new Friends policy.

2013-08-21
2013-08-21
Conserving the Future Vision Becomes Reality

From environmental education to outdoor recreation, climate change and urban refuges, the Conserving the Future vision for the Refuge System, outlined in 2011, is becoming evident on the ground.  Read what's happening here

2013-08-21
2013-08-21
Do You Know Where Your Friends Group is Headed?

Mission, vision and core values: is your Friends group thinking about them at all? Here are some key questions to ask as you approach this important discussion.

2013-08-21
2013-08-21
A Year in the Life of Our Refuge

The Friends of Anahuac Refuge, TX, published a 50th anniversary book in part to answer visitors who ask, “What time do they feed the animals?” Read how it happened here.   

2013-08-21
2013-08-21
Seventeen Species-Recovery Projects on Refuges

To speed wildlife recovery and perhaps avert extinctions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding $5.8 million to 17 projects to recover threatened or endangered species on or near national wildlife refuges. Learn which states and species are on the list here.

2013-08-21
2013-08-21
Winners: Legends and Beacon Awards

These awards honor innovative use of technology and exemplary outdoor recreation experiences.  Read more here.

2013-08-21
2013-08-21
Student Employment Opportunities

Look here for new information about student programs such as Pathways, Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), internships, recent graduates.  

 

 

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Last updated: June 13, 2014