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  • North Cascades Grizzly Bear Recovery EIS Underway

    The National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have initiated an environmental impact statement (EIS) process to determine how to proceed with recovery of grizzly bears in the North Cascades Ecosystem (NCE) in north central W...
  • USDA Announces General CRP Sign-Up; Additional 800,000 Acres in Continuous CRP

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it would be holding a sign-up for general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres later this year. This is the first enrollment opportunity for general CRP since 2013, according to the Wil...
  • Worth Reading: Feeding Wild Birds in America

    I suspect I’m not much different from many in the wildlife conservation community that can harken back to a youth where we were touched, perhaps both literally and figuratively, by wild birds through our backyard feeders. My parents had many feeders dis...
  • 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...
  • 2015 Fish and Wildlife Business Summit Focuses on Top Priorities

    The Fish & Wildlife Business Summit recently concluded its 2015 meeting hosted by O.F. Mossberg & Sons in Middletown, Connecticut. This annual gathering of state, federal, industry, and NGO leaders focuses on strengthening relationships to better ...
  • WMI Landscapes: Partners Across the Northeast Will Work Together to Evaluate and Improve Stream Connectivity

    The North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC) plans to improve the network of rivers and streams in the northeast by addressing the problems of fragmentation and obstructed flow through barriers such as culverts and bridges. Federal and St...
  • CRU Corner: The Buzz About Pollinators and Ecosystems Services

    The  U.S. Geological Survey Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (CRU) is working collaboratively with the Department of Entomology at The University of Arkansas, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Co...
  • Wood Bison Reintroduction Contributes to Climate Change Adaptation

    The reintroduction of Wood Bison to the Innoko River drainage in western Alaska has gotten a lot of coverage in the media in recent weeks. However, one aspect of this effort that has been absent from those stories is the role this species may play und...
  • 2015 North American Deer Summit

    Establishing specific strategies, timelines, and measurable goals for the recently created National Deer Alliance (NDA) was the focus of the second annual North American Deer Summit, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. The Summit, held May ...
  • 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...
  • WMI Landscapes: South Atlantic LCC Releases State of the South Atlantic Assessment

    The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) released its first State of the South Atlantic assessment in March. The report measures the current condition of the Cooperative’s spatially explicit natural and cultural resource indicator...
  • USDA Announces New Round of RCPP Funding

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that a second round of funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is now open for application, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. The RCPP was created...
  • Request for Proposals for White-Nose Syndrome Small Grants Program

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) on May 12 soliciting grant proposals that address research and communications needs for White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS is a fungal disease affecting hibernating bats, oft...
  • Input Invited for the 81st (2016) North American Conference

    The 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference will be held March 13-18, 2016, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Conference Steering Committee is seeking ideas and participation from professional conservation interests to help de...
  • CRU Corner: Paddlefish Stock Assessments Drive Regulation Changes in Tennessee

    In 2001, the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Division of Scientific Authority (DSA) asked scientists at the US Geological Survey’s Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit to perform a stock assessment of paddlefish in Tennessee waters. A lucrati...
  • WMI Landscapes - Gulf Coast LCC Evaluates Riparian Corridor Restoration Efforts

    In the arid southwestern United States and northern Mexico, riparian corridors have long served as key wildlife habitat. The wetlands and naturally sub-irrigated uplands adjacent to rivers and streams provide vital food, water, and cover for hundreds o...
  • Southern Company, Stewardship Partners Meet

    In addition to providing power to 4.4 million customers throughout their service area (the southeastern United States), the Southern Company puts their money where it counts when it comes to conservation. Their primary stewardship focus is on building ...
  • 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...
  • New Research Assesses Grassland Conversion

    A significant loss of grassland habitat has been documented recently, likely as a result of high agricultural commodity prices. A study recently released by the University of Wisconsin indicates that 7.3 million acres of non-cropland was converted to crop...
  • WMI Honors Batcheller with Grinnell Award

    Gordon Batcheller, Chief Wildlife Biologist for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was honored with the Wildlife Management Institute’s (WMI) 2015 George Bird Grinnell Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Natural...