Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative Engages Communities: Overview
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has embarked on a multi-faceted Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative to reflect the diverse perspectives, values and cultures of America.
New Partnerships Reach Out to Urban Audiences
Eight urban wildlife refuge partnerships, announced in 2013, will aim to "meet people where they are" and explore different values and ways to connect with nature.
Nature in the City: The Garden that Longstreth Build
Longstreth Elementary School teacher Chuck Lafferty wanted to bring nature into the lives of students in his inner-city Philadelphia school. So he made John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum in Philadelphia a staple of his grade school curriculum.
The Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds
The Urban Bird Treaty enhances citizen awareness that urban areas can become effective sanctuaries for birds and other wildlife.
Lake Sammamish Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership
Who knew what the plight of a few "little red fish" would inspire? The Lake Sammamish Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership in Washington is working to restore native kokanee salmon populations.
Urban Oasis Brings Desert, Nature and People Together
The Desert Refuge visitor center is part of the Refuge System's focus on serving urban audiences. More than 100 national wildlife refuges serve metropolitan areas. Eight refuges are within 25 miles of population centers of three million.
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Last updated: February 27, 2015