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  • Competitive State Wildlife Grant Awarded for Eastern Hellbender Research

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently awarded a Competitive State Wildlife Grant (C-SWG) to the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) to conduct research on the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis)....
  • WMI Landscapes: Northeast Lake and Pond Habitat Guide Completes the Northeastern Aquatic Habitat Classification

    A recent update to the 2008 Northeastern Aquatic Habitat Classification (NAHCS) will help users study the variation in the ecological character of lakes and ponds in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The recently completed Northeast Lake and Pond Habitat ...
  • Animations Teach Kids About Bats That Need Their Help

    White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease affecting hibernating bats in at least 29 states and 5 Canadian provinces. Despite extensive press coverage of the disease and devastation to bats caused by WNS, bats are still widely perceived by the public to be da...
  • USDA Agencies Not Monitoring Conservation Compliance

    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that oversees the United States Department of Agriculture’s activities recently issued a report that found the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) were not adequate...
  • 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: Tennessee Unit Evaluates the Need for Muskellunge Stocking Program

    Biologists in North America have been studying the effectiveness of fish stocking programs ever since fish were artificially spawned, reared, and stocked in the late 1800s. Questions routinely posed with any stocking program include, “Do the small fi...
  • New York to Create Young Forest on State WMAs

    New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced plans to manage at least 10 percent of forested stands on 90 of the agency’s 125 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) as young forest. Over the next ten years, DEC will use t...
  • Southeast States Launch Bear Safety Education Effort

    Eleven members of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ (SEAFWA) Large Carnivore Working Group (LCWG) recently met in Asheville, North Carolina with Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) staff to launch a regional “BearWise” p...
  • Selective CRP Enrollment Adds 800,000 Acres to Program

    Over 800,000 acres were enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) during the most recent general sign-up period. This was the 49th general enrollment opportunity for the Program and one of the most selective in the 30-year history of CRP, acco...
  • 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: California Unit Uses Environmental DNA (eDNA) to Monitor Endangered Fish

    In collaboration with the California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, geneticist Andrew Kinziger and graduate students at Humboldt State University set out to determine whether environmental DNA (eDNA) methods provide improved sensitivity ...
  • Court Overturns Wolverine Listing Decision; Implications for Future ESA Decisions

    On April 4, 2016 U. S. District Court Judge Dana Christiansen vacated the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) withdrawal of the proposed listing of wolverine as a threatened species, reports the Wildlife Management Institute. The ruling has a number o...
  • Southeast At-Risk Species (SEARS) Program 2016 Round of Funding Complete

    The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) recently announced the projects that would be funded through the first year of funding for the Southeast At-Risk Species (SEARS) Program. SEAFWA states are working together through the...
  • Nomsen Presented Grinnell Award at North American

    David Nomsen, Pheasant’s Forever’s current South Dakota regional office Director, was awarded the Wildlife Management Institute’s (WMI) 2016 George Bird Grinnell Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Natural Resource Conservation. The awar...
  • WMI Landscapes: Appalachian LCC Provides Climate Vulnerability Assessments

    The Appalachian LCC (AppLCC) has made new climate change vulnerability assessments for 41 species and three habitats in the Appalachians available online, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. Assembled by NatureServe working under an AppLCC ...
  • Call for Special Sessions for 2017 Conference

    The 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference will be held at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington, on March 4-11, 2017. The Conference Steering Committee is seeking ideas and participation from professional conservation inte...
  • 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: VA Coop Unit Evaluates How and When Watersheds Regulate Flooding

    The USGS Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit recently examined the landscape processes that influence river flooding to better understand the circumstances under which watersheds regulate flooding, as well as the prospects for managin...
  • Opening Remarks by Steve Williams at the 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Welcome to the 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. WMI thanks you and all the conference partners, special session chairs and speakers, exhibitors, and state agency sponsors, who are critical to making this conference succes...
  • Blue Ribbon Panel Releases Recommendations for Investing in and Connecting People to Nature

    On May 2, at a press conference at the National Press Club, the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources released their recommendations on providing dedicated funding for conservation and to increase the releva...