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Internship   National Wildlife Refuge Association
Internship   National Wildlife Refuge Association
Internship   National Wildlife Refuge Association
Internship   National Wildlife Refuge Association
Internship   National Wildlife Refuge Association
Internship   National Wildlife Refuge Association
Internship   National Wildlife Refuge Association
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  • 1. The National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA)
  • 2. The National Wildlife Refuge System
    • Established in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt
    • 547 refuges
    • Host more than 40 million visitors annually
    • 95 million acres
    • 25% of federal threatened
    • and endangered species
    • More refuge lands than there are
    • National Parks
  • 3. NWRA
    • Established in 1975
    • Mission Statement: to protect, enhance and expand the National Wildlife Refuge System, lands and waters set aside by the American public to protect our diverse wildlife heritage.
    • Office
      • Washington, D.C.
        • Evan Hirsche, President
        • Desiree Sorenson-Groves, Vice-President of Government Affairs
        • Mark Hufford, Director of Grassroots Outreach
        • Claire Stoker, Communications Associate
        • Debbie Harwood, Office Manager
  • 4. Refuge Friends Groups
    • Purpose
      • Enhance communication among Friends groups in order to effectively inform and mobilize support for local and national refuge issues
      • Provide Friends the tools to build effective relationships with their local and national representatives
      • Build the NWRA’s capacity as experienced and effective advocates for Friends, refuges and the Refuge System by sustaining its education, outreach and lobbying missions
    • Advocacy Network
      • 1 representative per group
      • 1 state coordinator
    • 200+
    • http://refugenet.org/new-general-info/map.html
  • 5. Issues and Threats
    • Invasive species that crowd out native plants, animals, and habitat
    • Poor water quality, water shortages resulting from lost battles over water rights, and eroding water management facilities, all of which harm wetlands
    • Encroaching urban sprawl
    • Inadequate staffing, facilities, and programs to involve and educate the public about the importance of supporting these places
  • 6. FYI
    • NWRA recently established a Congressional Refuge Caucus
      • 138 bi-partisan members of the House
    • Wildlife Refuge Magazine
  • 7. What did I do?
    • First Day
    • Congressional Hearings
    • Conference calls
    • Beyond the Boundaries Report
      • Border Fence
      • NC Navy Base
    • Duck Stamp Survey
      • What is the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp
    • Savannah Harbor Deepening Project
    • Southwest Airlines Proposal
    • Izembek Report

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