The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently released a report expounding the virtues of the National Wildlife Refuge System and its economic benefits. The publication, Banking on Nature, revealed something we have known for a long time. About 72 percent of total expenditures are generated by non-consumptive activities on refuges!
Imagine how much money could be generated for our National Wildlife Refuges if only a small percentage of those approximately 33 million non-consumptive visitors had the opportunity to purchase a Wildlife Conservation Stamp for $20. Imagine how proud those conservation minded people would feel knowing that their contribution […]