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  • 81st North American Conference Special Session Examines Principles for a Secure Future for Wildlife Management

    Sustaining and, better yet, growing public support for wildlife management is a high priority on state and national wildlife conservation agendas. Without such support, nothing of much significance is likely to happen; with it, much is possible. Yet ho...
  • CRP General Sign-Up Opens

    The 46th general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is underway.  The enrollment period opened on December 1st and will continue until February 26th of 2016, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. ...
  • WMI Landscapes: National Academy of Sciences Releases Review of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

    The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives on December 3. The report concludes that a landscape approach is needed to meet the nation’s conservation challenges and that the Landscape...
  • USDA Announces New Initiative for Monarchs

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a new conservation effort to help agricultural producers provide food and habitat for monarch butterflies in the Midwest and southern Great Plains. A targeted 10-state effort by USDA’s Natu...
  • 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. T...
  • CRU Corner: Rating Fish Habitat Impairment in Our Nation’s Reservoirs

    The U.S. Geological Survey Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit surveyed habitat impairment in U.S. reservoirs and developed a tool for rating reservoirs relative to fish habitat status. The habitat ratings provide a measure of the ...
  • Florida Management Success Leads to First Black Bear Hunt in Decades

    The first legal black bear hunt in Florida was held in October, the culmination of a long-term effort to restore the species in the state and to develop a scientifically credible management plan for the charismatic species. The Florida Fish and Wildli...
  • WMI Landscapes: New Report Assesses the Impacts of Emerging Threats on Gulf Coast Species and Ecosystems

    Climate change, sea level rise, and land use change are expected to have large impacts on natural resources – particularly along the Gulf of Mexico coastline. Released on November 13, the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA) is a comprehensiv...
  • Genetic Study Confirms Growth of Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Population

    A recent paper by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (study team) and collaborators documents that, in spite of a century of isolation from other bears and moderately low genetic diversity, grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) ...
  • Worth Reading: Jack Ward Thomas Trilogy

    In the wildlife conservation community, there are a handful of tremendous scientists, managers and administrators that helped build the foundation of our profession. These icons have taken our country’s wildlife resources from a time of depletion to ...
  • 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. T...
  • Colorado State University Wildlife Management Short Course Scheduled for March

    Colorado State University’s (CSU) Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology will hold its annual Wildlife Management Short Course on the campus in Fort Collins, Colorado during the week of March 28 – April 1, 2016. This popular course w...
  • The Wildlife Society Honors Ducks, Geese & Swans of North America with Wildlife Publication Award

    The Wildlife Management Institute’s Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America was selected by the Wildlife Publications Awards Committee of The Wildlife Society as top authored book of the year. The award was presented posthumously to author Guy Baldas...
  • USDA Funds Projects to Improve Mississippi River Water Quality

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it will direct $30 million toward projects that improve water quality in the Mississippi River Basin, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. A total of 73 projects – 33 new an...
  • CRU Corner: Tracking Alligator Movements in South Carolina to Understand Population Trends

    Researchers in the South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit based at Clemson University have teamed up with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to conduct a study that will identify causes of alligator populatio...
  • Steve Williams Commentary: Sage Grouse Listing Decision is Huge Accomplishment, But Not the Finish Line

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) recent decision not to list the range-wide population of greater sage-grouse for protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the culmination of one of the most challenging and politically contentiou...
  • Special Sessions Set for 81st North American

    The Program Committee for the 2016 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 16. In coordination with t...
  • National Survey of Wildlife Values Advancing, Additional State Agency Input Requested

    A national survey of public values related to wildlife, funded by a multi-state conservation grant and led by a research team from Colorado State University (CSU), is taking shape. This effort builds on the 2005 “Wildlife Values in the West” proje...
  • WMI Landscapes: Appalachian LCC Research on Energy Development Impacts on Streams

    The Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative recently concluded a project with the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Cornell University to assess the impact of hydraulic fracturing on streams. Hydraulic fracturing has been...
  • New Video Shares Creative Montana Livestock Carcass Removal Program

    A collaborative effort between Montana ranchers and a number of partners to remove livestock carcasses to reduce conflicts with area predators is the subject of a new documentary video produced by the Blackfoot Challenge. “Living with Carnivores: Bo...