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The Sandpiper Trail at Grays Harbor NWR

Last month, Hugh and I took a spontaneous and soggy photo walk through Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge in Hoquiam, Washington. For a few weeks at the end of April and beginning of May, hundreds of thousands of migrating sandpipers, Dunlins, plovers, dowitchers and Red Knots feed and rest on the Refuge's mud flats and along the tideline. On the day we went, a volunteer estimated 15,000 birds were foraging on the plateau in front [...]

2013-05-28T12:54:56+00:00May 28th, 2013|Parks, Uncategorized|9 Comments

Nisqually Board-Walking

I recently wrote about a grassroots effort in which I'm involved -- to expand the scope of funding for our National Wildlife Refuges. We've started the Wildlife Conservation Stamp project to generate public interest and promote the idea and implementation of a birders', photographers', and wildlife watchers' stamp for our Refuges. The details are at our website: WildlifeConservationStamp.org. We also have a Facebook page where support -- if you are in favor of the idea [...]

2013-02-22T13:24:45+00:00February 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Support a New Wildlife Conservation Stamp

WildlifeConservationStamp.org is a collaborative effort to promote a new wildlife stamp and funding stream for our National Wildlife Refuges. We are birders, photographers, conservationists, wildlife rehabilitators, scientists, teachers and artists ... joined by a common passion and concern for our nation’s wildlife and wild habitats. We propose the Wildlife Conservation Stamp to provide a consistent source of income for our Refuges, separate but parallel to the current Federal Duck Stamp program. The Wildlife Conservation Stamp would raise fees [...]

2013-02-13T19:19:33+00:00February 13th, 2013|Ecology, Issues, Parks, Uncategorized, Wildlife Solutions|4 Comments

Part 3: Our Economic Potential As Birders & Wildlife Watchers

This is Part 3 (of 3) in a series on non-hunting revenue streams for our National Wildlife Refuge system. In Part 1 I talk about the issues surrounding the current funding system. In Part 2, I interview Marlin Greene who’s been producing an alternative refuge stamp since 2006, to draw attention to this subject. Edited to add: The idea of a national Wildlife Conservation Stamp is gaining traction and support. It would be an alternative [...]

2011-11-14T12:35:29+00:00November 14th, 2011|Ecology, Hunting, Issues, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Part 2: The Non Hunters’ Stamp

In the first part of this three-part series, I posted about the funding issues that shape land-use decisions on National Wildlife Refuges.You can read that post here: Part 1: Non-Hunters and National Wildlife Refuges.In Part 3 I discuss how birders, photographers and wildlife watchers can capitalize on their economic power. Here, I interview photographer Marlin Greene on his concept of the refuge stamp and what "refuge" means to him. Part 2: The No [...]

2011-11-06T22:35:19+00:00November 6th, 2011|Ecology, Hunting, Issues, Uncategorized|10 Comments

Part 1: Wildlife Watchers and National Wildlife Refuges

This is a three part series about National Wildlife Refuge funding and how the current system affects land-use privileges for non-hunters and non-consumptive users. In Part 2 I interview photographer Marlin Greene who has created a No Hunting Stamp to promote awareness about hunting on National Wildlife Refuges. And in Part 3 I discuss how birders, photographers and wildlife watchers can capitalize on their economic power. ------------------------------------- Here's the issue. This blurb is taken from [...]

2011-11-04T02:09:35+00:00November 4th, 2011|Ecology, Hunting, Issues, Uncategorized|32 Comments