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  • Lessons from the Montana Wolf Management Stamp

    Like most state fish and wildlife agencies, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (MFWP) derives the bulk of its budget from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses and matching federal dollars from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. And like m...
  • Conservation Funding on the Ballot Next Month

    On Election Day this year, a number of state and local conservation funding initiatives will be on the ballot for voters to consider with the potential of over $25 billion being dedicated for conservation and restoration. The largest initiatives in Flor...
  • Michigan Awards $1 Million in Habitat Grants

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced the recipients of their 2015 Wildlife Habitat Grants. A total of $1,062,807 was awarded to various conservation organizations, units of government, landowners and nonprofit organizations incl...
  • WMI Landscapes - RCN Project on New Species of Leopard Frog Presented to Regional Wildlife Diversity Leaders

    The Northeast Fish and Wildlife Diversity Technical Committee (NEFWDTC) met this fall in Blue Mountain Lake, New York for their annual meeting. The NEFWDTC is composed of State Wildlife Diversity Program Managers or their designees from 13 northeastern ...
  • 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 - Conserving Black Bass Diversity

    Black bass (genus Micropterus) is the number one group of fish pursued by anglers in the United States since recreational fishing statistics have been gathered, but their true diversity has yet to be fully documented. Because of their status as sport-fi...
  • Montana Adopts Sage Grouse Conservation Strategy

    On September 9, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order creating the Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) and the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program (MSGHCP), reports the Wildlife Management Institute. The executive ...
  • WMI to Coordinate Comprehensive Review and Evaluation of the Red Wolf Recovery Program

    The red wolf (Canis rufus) is one of the most endangered mammals on the planet. Once ranging from Texas to Florida to Pennsylvania, it was relegated to a remnant population in coastal eastern Texas and western Louisiana. In the middle of the last centur...
  • Workshop Brings Together Landscape Conservation Community at a Critical Time

    There is a lot of momentum building for collaborative conservation of large landscapes. The Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Network will release their strategic plan next month and is making significant progress in bringing together partners, e...
  • WMI Landscapes - Appalachian LCC Releases Riparian Restoration Support Tool

    An innovative riparian planting and restoration decision support tool, funded by the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative, is now available to the conservation community. This user-friendly tool allows managers and decision-makers to rapidly i...
  • 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...
  • Job Opportunities

    Periodically the Outdoor News Bulletin will include job opportunities for projects that the Wildlife Management Institute is coordinating or supporting. Latest Opportunity: Deadline Extended - Landscape Ecologist/Physical Geographer, Gulf Coast Prairi...
  • FWS Withdraws Proposal to List Wolverines Under ESA

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Dan Ashe announced on August 12 that the agency was withdrawing a proposal to list wolverines as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to the Wildlife Management Institute. A...
  • USGS Finds Neoicotinoids Widespread in Midwest Streams

    New research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) found that insecticides known as neonicotinoids were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, reports the Wildlife Management Institute. The group of chemicals has increasingly come under fire i...
  • GEMS Shine in Northern Michigan

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently launched a new program that is helping the Wildlife Management Institute advance its Upper Great Lakes Young Forest Initiative. The program, called Grouse Enhanced Management Systems (GEMS), currentl...
  • Arizona's Hunting & Angling Heritage Working Group

    Over the past several years, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) has been working with resident sporting groups and other interested organizations to take an innovative and proactive approach to combating the decline in hunter and angler participa...
  • 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...
  • Job Opportunities

    Periodically the Outdoor News Bulletin will include job opportunities for projects that the Wildlife Management Institute is coordinating or supporting. Latest Opportunity: Landscape Ecologist/Physical Geographer, Gulf Coast Prairie LCC ...
  • Cooperative Research Unit Corner: "CSI" River Otters in Pennsylvania

    The restoration of Pennsylvania’s river-otter, Lontra canadensis, population has been, by all accounts, a great success, and a study being conducted by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences through the Pennsylvania Cooperati...
  • New FWS Report Spotlights Wetland Loss in Prairie Pothole Region

    A report released July 1 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Status and Trends of Prairie Wetlands in the United States, 1997-2009, estimates that the total wetland loss in the Prairie Pothole Region between 1997 and 2009 was 74,340 acres, acco...