Archive for March, 2012

March 20th, 2012

Jim Kurth Becomes National Wildlife Refuge System Chief

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe announced the selection of James (Jim) Kurth as the agency’s Chief for the National Wildlife Refuge System.  Kurth, a 32-year veteran of the Refuge System, has served as the Service’s deputy chief for the Refuge System since 1999.

As Chief, Kurth will lead the management of the world’s premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. The 108-year-old Refuge System comprises more than 150 million acres and 555 units.  There is a national wildlife refuge in every state and U.S. territories.

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March 20th, 2012

Mobile App of Wildlife Refuges Available

Where is your nearest national wildlife refuge? And what can you do for fun
there?  Now there’s an app for that.

And until April 1, you can still download it free of charge.

a mobile application by Zaia Design, helps outdoor enthusiasts explore natural
areas and learn what resources refuges offer. It features searchable maps and
instant information on bird watching, trails and historic sites. The app
showcases 59 of the country’s 556 national wildlife refuges, up from 42 at its
December launch. The count is expected to continue to grow.

can be downloaded from iTunes:
and appshopper:

After April 1, the app will cost $.99.

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