National Wildlife Refuges

Refuges in Mountain-Prairie Region Face Funding Crisis

(03/22/2007) - Washington, DC -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is making drastic reductions and redeployments of staff in the National Wildlife Refuge System throughout the Mountain-Prairie region. Reductions in services will be felt in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. These cutbacks will force the reduction or elimination of environmental education programs for schoolchildren, impose cuts in recovery programs for endangered

Facing Severe Budget Shortfall, Nation's Wildlife Refuge System Has Little to Celebrate on its 104th Anniversary

(03/13/2007) - Washington, D.C. -- It’s hard to imagine Theodore Roosevelt being proud of the state of the National Wildlife Refuge System he established 104 years ago tomorrow.  Instead of expanding the system and safeguarding its lands for current and future American’s to enjoy, the system is facing a crippling $2.5 billion refuge budget shortfall that is seriously jeopardizing the future viability of the entire refuge system.  Due to years of flat or declining budgets, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife


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