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  • Massachusetts Court Ruling Affirms State's Endangered Species Act Regulations

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled on February 18 that the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s (DFW) longstanding regulations for mapping and regulating development within DFW designated “Priority Habitat” of state...
  • Need a Conference Schedule? WMI Has an App for That!

    Attendees of the 79th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference need look no further than the screen of their own smart device to navigate the hectic pace of the upcoming conference week. With one quick and free download, conference-goers c...
  • International Joint Commission Releases Recommendation on Reducing Nutrients in Lake Erie

    An independent, bi-national organization created by Canada and the United States has recommended swift and widespread limits on the use of phosphorus fertilizers in the Lake Erie watershed, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. The Internation...
  • Colorado Conservation to be Celebrated at the North American

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), along with their local and national conservation partners, will host the Colorado Conservation Reception at the upcoming North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. Scheduled for Thursday, March 13, from ...
  • Seventh Annual Fish & Wildlife Business Summit Scheduled for April

    The 2014 Fish & Wildlife Business Summit is scheduled for April 28-30 in Dania Beach, Florida, and hosted by Perko, Inc., reports the Wildlife Management Institute. It is the seventh meeting of industry, agency, and NGO leaders who are focused on rais...
  • Students to Learn if Grizzlies Are Ready for Delisting

    Bear Trust International (BTI) recently created a new science-based conservation education lesson plan titled, “Grizzly Bears: Ready for Delisting?” BTI Executive Director, Dr. Melissa Reynolds-Hogland, developed the lesson plan with support from th...
  • WMI Landscapes - NatureServe Completes Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for 64 Species in the North Atlantic Region

    Resource managers urgently need a means to identify which species and habitats are most vulnerable to climate change in order to direct resources where they will be most effective. In 2012, NatureServe was awarded a grant by the North Atlantic Landscape C...
  • 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...
  • Cooperative Research Unit Corner: Top Fish Predators in Reservoir Systems Act as Biological Controls of a Nuisance Fish

    Reservoirs are a prominent landscape feature in the western United States, and these artificial systems are highly managed and manipulated through sport fish stockings. Introductions into these systems can lead to unpredictable interactions amongst specie...
  • Farm Bill Crosses Finish Line

    After more than two years of negotiating and over a year of extending the 2008 Farm Bill, on February 7 the President signed into law a new Farm Bill, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. Led by Agriculture Committee Chairs Senator Debbie Sta...
  • Enrollment in WAFWA Lesser Prairie-Chicken Conservation Efforts Opens

    Five oil and gas companies are voluntarily enrolling nearly 1.5 million acres of land under an innovative plan to conserve the lesser prairie-chicken. This represents the first enrollment in the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan (RWP),...
  • WMI Landscapes - Great Plains LCC's Focus on Playa Conservation

    The Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC) is using focus groups of private landowners to identify ways to enhance conservation of playas in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado Nebraska and New Mexico. The GPLCC hopes that by engaging priva...
  • 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 3 to Address Conservation's Relevancy

    Everything that goes into the term “conservation” within the specific context of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation is becoming more and more abstract to the general public. Many are detached, set apart, non-participatory members of a c...
  • North American Special Session 4 Looks at the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Beyond

    For 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been a one of the most effective tools for federal and state natural resource agencies to conserve valuable habitat and provide outdoor recreation opportunities. But the program has rarely be...
  • North American Workshop to Examine Western Approaches to Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs

    A workshop at the upcoming 79th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference will bring together new and existing partners in urban wildlife conservation. Titled “Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs: Western Approaches,” the sessio...
  • Cooperative Research Unit Corner - Golden-winged warbler Research in the Great Lakes Region

    During the spring and summer, the brightly colored Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) inhabits forested landscapes in the Appalachian Mountains, the Great Lakes region, and adjacent southern Canada. Golden-winged warblers breed in forests c...
  • EPA Releases Watershed Assessment for Bristol Bay, Alaska

    On January 15, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long anticipated review of the potential impacts of a large open pit mine within the Bristol Bay watershed. The analysis found that unique aspects of the fragile ecosystem could be perm...
  • WMI Landscapes: Gulf Coast Prairie LCC Says, "Bienvenito, México!"

    The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI), in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is providing support to the Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) network. This new section of the Outdoor News Bulletin will provide readers with r...
  • Farm Bill Agreement Delayed by Final Negotiations

    Negotiators in Congress reportedly reached a deal for a new Farm Bill during the holiday recess, however several unresolved issues are delaying action, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. Provisions related to the nation’s dairy industry app...