National Wildlife Refuge System

News Releases

FATE OF NATIONAL BISON RANGE HAS BECOME A POLITICAL FOOTBALL

House Leaders Pushing in Opposite Directions on Transferring Refuge to Tribes

TRIBES REJECT FIVE-YEAR BISON RANGE PARTNERSHIP

CSKT Renews Push for Takeover of Refuge Management and More Jobs

NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES SEVERELY SHORTCHANGED

Acre-for-Acre, Refuges Get 17 Cents for Every Dollar Spent on National Parks

WILDLIFE REFUGE CUTS CRIPPLING CONSERVATION, SAY MANAGERS

Survey Cites Declining Habitats and Visitor Safety and Growing Frustrations

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT LEAVES BISON RANGE EMPLOYEES IN DARK

Grievance Appeal Filed; New Threats Against Employees

ABUSES AT NATIONAL BISON RANGE CONFIRMED BY INVESTIGATION

Threats, Intimidation and Safety Concerns Documented in Independent Report

FWS TERMINATES CONTROVERSIAL BISON RANGE AGREEMENT

Agency Rebuffs Efforts by Tribe to Assume Management of Entire Refuge in FY 2007

TRIBE SEEKING TOTAL TAKEOVER OF NATIONAL BISON RANGE

Fish & Wildlife Service May Also Cede Two More Refuges and Five Waterfowl Areas

NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM PUT ON STARVATION DIET

Scores of Vacant Refuges to Be Left With No Staff on “Preservation Status”

NATIONAL BISON RANGE EVALUATION CENSORED BY AGENCY

Warnings about Communications Breakdowns and Worsening Relations Were Stifled

Surveys
2007  Refuge Managers Survey

2001  Refuge Managers Survey

1999  Refuge Managers of the National Wildlife Refuge System Survey

1998  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge Managers Survey

1997  National Wildlife Refuge Survey

Other PEER Activities
PEER Letter to Senator Burns about the transfer of National Bison Range management

PEER Report: America’s Ten Most Imperiled Refuges 2008