U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Week

October 10, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

This week (October 9 thru 15) is National Wildlife Refuge Week in the U.S. and a great time to remember how fortunate we are to have a history of turning local (and not so local) lands into public wildlife preserves. “Beginning today, the 100-plus-year-old system of protected lands across the country celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week, a weeklong recognition of the 540 or so parcels of land that were set aside as early as 1903 to protect critical habitat and wildlife areas across the United States.” In the Anchorage Daily News, Melissa DeVaughn talks about one of these great refuges, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.