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  • 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...
  • Gulf Coast Prairie LCC Funding Opportunity

    The Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GCP LCC) is seeking Statements of Interest by January 31 for funding to conduct priority science projects. For this grant opportunity, the GCP LCC is requesting statements of interest on six pri...
  • 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...
  • Continuous Digital and Audio Recordings Help Quantify Shorebird Disturbance

    As human populations and associated development increase, human-wildlife conflicts are occurring with greater frequency. How human activity affects wildlife, particularly species with declining populations, is of great interest to ecologists, land manag...
  • 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...