Friends Forward
December 2016
Thank You for Your Work in 2016
This has been a year for the record books. The National Wildlife Refuge System - with Friends groups as our strong right hand - has touched and improved the lives of millions.” Read more from Refuge Chief Cynthia Martinez.

Urban Friends

From dollars and cents to hammers, nails and knowledgeable volunteers, Friends are helping refuges engage their urban neighbors. Read More

Pinckney Island Accessibility

With a $37,000 grant, the Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges has greatly expanded visitor opportunities to experience the wildlife and habitats of Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina. Read more
A Digital Scavenger Hunt for Families
The Friends of Outer Island at Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge in Connecticut initiated the Outer Island Photo Challenge for families visiting the island. Read more
50-Year-Old Oil and Gas Regulations Updated
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a modified rule to govern the management of non-federal oil and gas development on National Wildlife Refuge System lands Read more

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grants


Friends Training and Mentoring


Eagle Conservation Advances

New blog from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe

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