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  • Special Sessions Set for the 82nd North American

    The Steering Committee for the 2017 North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference has announced the event’s line-up of four concurrent Special Sessions scheduled to follow the Plenary Session on Wednesday, March 8. Following are brief desc...
  • WMI Landscapes: Gulf Coast Prairie LCC Takes a Close Look at Freshwater Mussels

    Native freshwater mussels play a critical role in river and stream ecology by influencing nutrient cycles and macro-invertebrate diversity. Mussels are also sensitive to changes in aquatic habitat conditions including water quality, fish communities, a...
  • TRACS Review Underway

    In July, WMI began conducting a thorough review and evaluation of the Tracking and Reporting Actions for the Conservation of Species (TRACS) system. This review, commissioned by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Association of F...
  • Conservation Briefs

    Conservation Briefs is a compilation of short news stories of interest to Outdoor News Bulletin readers. The stories cover a number of issues that have developed in the past month or provide updates on issues that were featured in previous ONB editions. E...
  • CRU Corner: Unmanned Aerial System Prototype Ignites Prescribed Fire in Nebraska

    The USGS Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in partnership with the Nebraska Intelligent MoBile Unmanned Systems Lab (NIMBUS) and the Applied Complex Adaptive Systems Lab have designed a drone prototype that drops balls filled with co...
  • 2016 Fish and Wildlife Business Summit Held in Richmond, Virginia

    The Fish & Wildlife Business Summit recently concluded its 2016 meeting that was held in Richmond, Virginia. This annual gathering of state, federal, industry, and NGO leaders focuses on strengthening relationships to better implement the Wildlife ...
  • USDA Makes Changes to Conservation Stewardship Program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it will be making changes to its Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) beginning October 1 of this year, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. CSP began as the Conservation Se...
  • Conservation Briefs

    Conservation Briefs is a compilation of short news stories of interest to Outdoor News Bulletin readers. The stories cover a number of issues that have developed in the past month or provide updates on issues that were featured in previous ONB editions. E...
  • CRU Corner: Migratory Corridors and Habitat Use by Bats Across Nebraska

    The Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, in collaboration with state partners, is assessing the use of migratory corridors and habitat use by bats across the state of Nebraska in three linked projects. Specifically, the Nebraska Unit i...
  • Competitive State Wildlife Grant Awarded for Eastern Hellbender Research

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently awarded a Competitive State Wildlife Grant (C-SWG) to the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) to conduct research on the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis)....
  • WMI Landscapes: Northeast Lake and Pond Habitat Guide Completes the Northeastern Aquatic Habitat Classification

    A recent update to the 2008 Northeastern Aquatic Habitat Classification (NAHCS) will help users study the variation in the ecological character of lakes and ponds in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The recently completed Northeast Lake and Pond Habitat ...
  • Animations Teach Kids About Bats That Need Their Help

    White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease affecting hibernating bats in at least 29 states and 5 Canadian provinces. Despite extensive press coverage of the disease and devastation to bats caused by WNS, bats are still widely perceived by the public to be da...
  • USDA Agencies Not Monitoring Conservation Compliance

    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that oversees the United States Department of Agriculture’s activities recently issued a report that found the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) were not adequate...
  • Conservation Briefs

    Conservation Briefs is a compilation of short news stories of interest to Outdoor News Bulletin readers. The stories cover a number of issues that have developed in the past month or provide updates on issues that were featured in previous ONB editions. E...
  • CRU Corner: Tennessee Unit Evaluates the Need for Muskellunge Stocking Program

    Biologists in North America have been studying the effectiveness of fish stocking programs ever since fish were artificially spawned, reared, and stocked in the late 1800s. Questions routinely posed with any stocking program include, “Do the small fi...
  • New York to Create Young Forest on State WMAs

    New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced plans to manage at least 10 percent of forested stands on 90 of the agency’s 125 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) as young forest. Over the next ten years, DEC will use t...
  • Southeast States Launch Bear Safety Education Effort

    Eleven members of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ (SEAFWA) Large Carnivore Working Group (LCWG) recently met in Asheville, North Carolina with Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) staff to launch a regional “BearWise” p...
  • Selective CRP Enrollment Adds 800,000 Acres to Program

    Over 800,000 acres were enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) during the most recent general sign-up period. This was the 49th general enrollment opportunity for the Program and one of the most selective in the 30-year history of CRP, acco...
  • Conservation Briefs

    Conservation Briefs is a compilation of short news stories of interest to Outdoor News Bulletin readers. The stories cover a number of issues that have developed in the past month or provide updates on issues that were featured in previous ONB editions. E...
  • CRU Corner: California Unit Uses Environmental DNA (eDNA) to Monitor Endangered Fish

    In collaboration with the California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, geneticist Andrew Kinziger and graduate students at Humboldt State University set out to determine whether environmental DNA (eDNA) methods provide improved sensitivity ...