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  • Lame Duck Proves Active for Resource Related Legislation

    The logjam broke for a number of natural resource-related bills during the last few weeks of the 113th Congress. Legislation to increase the cost of the duck stamp passed, as did a defense authorization bill that included a number of public lands measur...
  • Special Sessions Set for 80th North American, March 8-13, 2015

    The Program Committee for the 2015 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 11. In coordination with the P...
  • 2014 Archery and Bowhunting Summit

    The Archery Trade Association (ATA) just concluded its 2014 Archery and Bowhunting Summit in Louisville, Kentucky. Now in its 10th year, this annual gathering of professionals from state and federal agencies, non-profits and the archery industry focused...
  • WMI Landscapes: Five Northwest LCCs Meet to Discuss Climate, Conservation and Community

    The five Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) that span the north Pacific coast, northwestern Canada and all of Alaska joined with the Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) and University of Alaska Fairbanks to host a 2-day conference in Anchorage ...
  • Holiday Gift Idea: Substantially Revised and Updated Waterfowl Book Now Available

    The most popular waterfowl book ever is once again available – new and much improved. Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America was first released more than 70 years ago and sold more than one million copies in its first three editions. Now, nearly 35 y...
  • Native Prairie Strips in Croplands Reduce Erosion and Nutrient Runoff

    Research conducted at Iowa State University indicates that establishment of a small amount of native prairie vegetation at strategic locations in crop fields can substantially reduce the loss of topsoil and nutrients to adjacent waterways, according 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. E...
  • CRU Corner - Spatial Response to Climate by Predators and Prey in the Intermountain West, "Chasing the Green Wave"

    The U.S. Geological Survey’s Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is working with a consortium of other cooperative research units and universities to examine relationships of climate to trophic linkages between forage productivity, native u...
  • Strategic Plan Launched for Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC) Network

    The vision of the Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Network is to conserve landscapes capable of sustaining natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. To move the LCC Network’s vision forward, a strategic plan was releas...
  • CRP Enrollment Declines Linked to High Commodity Prices

    According to research from Purdue University, enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been steadily declining since 2007. One of the primary drivers of this are the high commodity prices through last year that encourage farmers to plant o...
  • International Sage-Grouse Forum Held in Salt Lake

    An International Sage-Grouse Forum sponsored by the Jack H. Berryman Institute for Wildlife Damage Management at Utah State University (USU), state and federal management ‎agencies, and industry was held in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 13 and 14. ...
  • WMI Landscapes: Northeast Lake and Pond Classification

    Through funding from the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NALCC), The Nature Conservancy has completed the Lakes and Ponds Classification System, an addition to the Northeastern Aquatic Habitat Classification System (NAHCS). This mappe...
  • 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...
  • Colorado State University Wildlife Management Short Course Scheduled for March

    From March 23 to 27, 2015, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University is running its annual Wildlife Management Short Course on the campus in Fort Collins, Colorado. This popular course was developed for laypers...
  • Cooperative Research Unit Corner: Bat Colony Social Patterns on Defense Lands

    Bat conservation and management is a tricky business. Hard to catch, count and track, most species’ life history aspects, including those “relatively” well studied such as the endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), remain a mystery. For land man...
  • Lessons from the Montana Wolf Management Stamp

    Like most state fish and wildlife agencies, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (MFWP) derives the bulk of its budget from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses and matching federal dollars from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. And like m...
  • Conservation Funding on the Ballot Next Month

    On Election Day this year, a number of state and local conservation funding initiatives will be on the ballot for voters to consider with the potential of over $25 billion being dedicated for conservation and restoration. The largest initiatives in Flor...
  • Michigan Awards $1 Million in Habitat Grants

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced the recipients of their 2015 Wildlife Habitat Grants. A total of $1,062,807 was awarded to various conservation organizations, units of government, landowners and nonprofit organizations incl...
  • WMI Landscapes - RCN Project on New Species of Leopard Frog Presented to Regional Wildlife Diversity Leaders

    The Northeast Fish and Wildlife Diversity Technical Committee (NEFWDTC) met this fall in Blue Mountain Lake, New York for their annual meeting. The NEFWDTC is composed of State Wildlife Diversity Program Managers or their designees from 13 northeastern ...
  • 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...