Amber Lira is a Hurricane Sandy youth story corps Student Conservation Association intern and non-traditional student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. When she's not blogging for us, you can find her running circles around her two children or "jammin" to Marley while sauntering at Walden Pond.
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More than 500,000 acres of the Northeast are part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, from breathtaking views of boreal forests at Canaan Valley in West Virginia to the rocky coastline of Maine Coastal Islands. Refuges conserve habitat for wildlife and provide opportunities for the visiting public.