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Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

A Brief History of the Growth of the National Wildlife Refuge System

 
 
A Brief History of the Growth of the National Wildlife Refuge System Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
1. A Brief History of the Growth of the National Wildlife Refuge System Marker
Inscription.

1903 • Pelican Island established in Florida

1905 • Congress establishes the Wichita Mountains Forest and Game Preserve

1908 • National Bison Range established in Montana

1912 • National Elk Refuge established in Wyoming

1918 • Congress passes the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

1933 • The Civilian Conservation Corps provides the labor for many refuge projects

1934 • FDR convenes a committee to save waterfowl. Aldo Leopold, cartoonist J.N. Darling, and publisher Thomas Beck suggest the duck stamp. The Duck Stamp Act is passed by Congress.

1935-36 • J.N. "Ding" Darling, head of the U.S. Biological Survey sends J. Clark Salyer to purchase prime wetlands nationwide

1940 • Service scientist Rachel Carson writes the Conservation in Action series

1956 • The Fish and Wildlife Act broadens the authority for acquisition and development of refuges

1958 • Congress amends the Duck Stamp Act to authorize the Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) program

1960 • Arctic National Wildlife Range established by the Eisenhower Administration

1962 • Refuge Recreation Act

1964 • The Wilderness Act

1966 • The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act

1973 • The Endangered Species Act

1976 • The Bicentennial Land
A Brief History of the Growth of the National Wildlife Refuge System Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
2. A Brief History of the Growth of the National Wildlife Refuge System Marker
Heritage Program

1980 • The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act

1994 • 500th National Wildlife Refuge established at Canaan Valley in West Virginia

1997 • National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act

1998 • The Volunteer & Community Partnership Enhancement Act

2000 • National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Act

2003 • Celebrating a Century of Conservation!
 
Erected 2003 by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 38° 4.512′ N, 98° 29.344′ W. Marker is in Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas, in Stafford County. Click for map. Marker is about 100 feet north of the Visitor Center at Quiriva National Wildlife Refuge, with entrance off NE 80th Street near NE 140th Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Stafford KS 67578, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cultivating America’s Bread Basket (approx. 9.5 miles away); Home on the Range (approx. 9.9 miles away); Farmers National Bank (approx. 9.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 15.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
3. Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Sign

1. Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas. (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
4. Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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