(11/15/2001) - Wendell Berry once wrote, "When despair for the world
grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life
and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in
his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds."
For the 35 million Americans who visit each year, the
national wildlife refuge system is a place to find solace with the wood duck and
the heron, and many other species. And in these times, Americans need places of
(03/20/2001) - WASHINGTON -- More than 500 leading U.S. and Canadian scientists called on President Bush today to stop trying to change the law that prohibits oil extraction in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The letter urged President Bush to "support permanent protection of the coastal plain’s significant wildlife and wilderness values."
(09/23/1999) - Conservationists say that Secretary of the Interior Bruce
Babbitt’s visit to the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia,
today highlights an historic opportunity to preserve not only Civil War sites
but also invaluable lands, wildlife, and coastal areas elsewhere in the region
and the nation.
"President Clinton, Interior Secretary Babbitt, and some
legislators in both parties are presenting the country with an historic
opportunity to protect the nation’s most valuable but unprotected natural and