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
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
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. Touch 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 Americas Bread Basket (approx. 9½ 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 . . .
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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 345 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.