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  • Opening Remarks by Steve Williams at the 80th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Welcome to the 80th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. WMI thanks you and all the conference partners, exhibitors, and state agency sponsors, who are critical to making this conference successful. I also offer special thanks to ...
  • WMI Landscapes: Appalachian LCC Releases Online Mapping Tool

    A new study and online mapping tool developed by The Nature Conservancy through a grant from the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) assesses energy development potential and current trends of wind, shale gas, and coal and shows where...
  • 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...
  • First Regional Trends in Anuran Occupancy Published with Support from RCN Grants Program

    Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center presented their findings from the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP), a long-term monitoring program that uses data collected by users at roadside loc...
  • WMI President Receives Conservation Award from NWTF

    At their annual convention in February, WMI President Steve Williams received the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Lynn Boykin Hunting Heritage Award. The award recognizes Williams’ lifetime career achievements that are helping to conserve wildlif...
  • CRU Corner: Vulnerability Assessment Data to Categorize Focal Species in New York

    In late December, the New York (NY) State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released an updated draft list of the state’s Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). DEC used a model developed for them by Dr. Angela Fuller and Dr. Mitc...
  • 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...
  • North American Special Session 2: Converting Agency Consumers to Customers

    Imagine you own a business with a flat-to-diminishing customer base. Your operating costs go up every year while market conditions make it increasingly difficult to obtain product to sell. Your customers and critics have a history of reacting poorly to ra...
  • North American Special Session 3 to Address the Future of ESA Listing

    Some of the most contentious issues in fish and wildlife management are the regulatory restrictions that come when a species is listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Stakeholders are increasingly recognizing that the b...
  • WMI Landscapes: Gulf Coast Prairie LCC Releases New Conservation Framework

    The Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative, along with partners at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, and the University of Central Oklahoma, have developed a framework for the conservation of grassland and shrublan...
  • USDA Announces Positive Changes to CRP, but Proposes Cuts to CSP and EQIP

    Recent announcements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on their conservation programs bring a mix of good news and bad news. While USDA announced a new opportunity to enroll pivot corners in the Conservation Reserve Program, the administratio...
  • Nominations Open for 10th Annual National Conservation Leadership Institute

    The National Conservation Leadership Institute (NCLI) recently announced that it is accepting applications for its 10th cohort of future conservation leaders, reports the Wildlife Management Institute. The program trains upper and middle level managers ho...
  • 80th North American to Host Suite of Workshops

    Three workshops will be held on Tuesday, March 10 during the 80th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. All attendees are welcome to participate in the workshops.Urban Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs: Pol...
  • Ducks, Geese & Swans of North America Receives Awards

    The Wildlife Management Institute’s completely revised and updated Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America received an Honorable Mention PROSE Award in the Multivolume/Science Category. The PROSE Awards are presented each year by the Professional and Sc...
  • Regional Conservation Needs Grant Program Seeking Proposals

    The Northeast Regional Conservation Needs (RCN) Grants program is currently accepting proposals for the 2015 funding year and will award up to $250,000 in total. Proposals are due March 1, 2015 and require 50 percent non-federal matching funds. The RCN pr...
  • USDA Announces Funding for First Regional Conservation Partnership Projects

    Department of Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, announced on January 14 the 115 projects in all 50 states and Puerto Rico that were selected to receive a total of $370 million through the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The project...
  • North American Special Session 1: Conservation Controversies - Avoiding a House Divided

    “We must hang together or we will surely hang separately.” Those words, spoken by Ben Franklin, were meant to remind America’s founding fathers of the importance of unity as they worked together to form a new nation in spite of their deep philosophi...
  • North American Special Session 4: The Evolution of Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research

    Conservation of natural resources has become increasingly complex and diverse during the past century. In the early years, fisheries and wildlife professionals often dealt with science needs that focused on a single species of importance to the state fi...
  • WMI Landscapes: Conservation Assessment and Prioritization of Odonata in the Northeast

    The New York Natural Heritage Program and fellow contributors recently completed a region-wide conservation assessment of Odonata that was funded by the Regional Conservation Needs Grants program. The prioritization framework for 228 species of dragonfl...
  • USDA Evaluates Use of Auctions for Conservation Program Funding

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spends over $5 billion per year on conservation programs. Most of these programs are voluntary for landowners, and participants in these programs are paid to apply conservation to lands they own. In most cases, de...