Staff shortages hamper U.S. wildlife refuges

Staff shortages hamper U.S. wildlife refuges

The slopes of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge rise on the distant horizon above Crump Lake and bales of cut hay near Adel, Ore. A new report from a nonprofit alliance of public employees, law enforcement and land managers says rampant staff shortages at the nation’s system of federal wildlife refuges are harming public access and preventing them from doing their mission to preserve wildlife.
A pronghorn antelope doe keeps watch as two fawns peer out from tall grass in the heart of southeastern Oregon’s Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge near Adel, Ore.

Staff shortages hamper U.S. wildlife refuges

The slopes of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge rise on the distant horizon above Crump Lake and bales of cut hay near Adel, Ore. A new report from a nonprofit alliance of public employees, law enforcement and land managers says rampant staff shortages at the nation’s system of federal wildlife refuges are harming public access and preventing them from doing their mission to preserve wildlife.
A pronghorn antelope doe keeps watch as two fawns peer out from tall grass in the heart of southeastern Oregon’s Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge near Adel, Ore.
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