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  • USDA Calls for Applications for Regional Conservation Partnership Program Grants

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released application procedures for the first round of funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), according to the Wildlife Management Institute. The RCPP is a new program cre...
  • WMI Offers Assistance to States for Staffing & Projects

    State apportionments of federal aid through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program have increased monumentally over the last several years, largely due to the increased collection of excise taxes under the Pittman Robertson (PR) Act. This ...
  • WMI Landscapes - Conservation Design in Response to Sea Level Rise on the Texas Gulf Coast

    Sea level has risen at an average rate of 4.6 mm/year since 1948 at Rockport, Texas. The rate is increasing and models predict sea level will be from .46 to .87 meters higher along the Texas coast by the end of the century. That may not sound like much,...
  • 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...
  • Recent Publication Provides Improved Detection Methods for New England Cottontail

    The 2010 Northeast Regional Conservation Need funded project, Development of Noninvasive Monitoring Tools for New England Cottontail Populations assessed new noninvasive tools for monitoring the status and effectiveness of conservation actions for the N...
  • Cooperative Research Unit Corner - Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout

    The Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis) is the southern-most subspecies of cutthroat trout in the Western United States. Historically, the subspecies occupied over 10,000 km of streams in the Rio Grande, Pecos, and Canadian Rive...
  • WMI Supporting Growth of Southeastern At-Risk Species (SEARS) Program

    After decades of state-level conservation focused primarily on restoration and management of game species, the conservation of at-risk species has come to the forefront. This is largely due to increased human impacts, interest by the general public in w...
  • USDA Accepting Applications for Access and Easement Programs

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on May 1 that it was accepting applications for a new easement program created by the 2014 Farm Bill along with the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Improvement Program (VPA-HIP) that was already es...
  • WMI Landscapes: Southeast Aquatic Resource Partnership In-Stream Flow Project

    Water is the great connector across the landscape covered by the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GCP LCC). In this diverse area, the specific issues around water may change but the importance of the resource does not. From the ari...
  • Call for Special Sessions for 2015 Conference

    The 80th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference will be held March 9-13, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. The Conference Steering Committee is seeking ideas and participation from professional conservation interests to help develop the confere...
  • 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 - Reversing Declines in Wild Turkey Populations

    Wild turkey (Meleagris gallapavo) populations in eastern North America have been declining over the past 15 years or so, possibly because of a variety of environmental factors. However, fall hunting when both males and females may be harvested could a...
  • Opening Remarks by Steve Williams at North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Welcome to the 79th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. WMI thanks you and all the conference co-sponsors, exhibitors, state agency contributors, and special session organizers who are critical to help make this conference successf...
  • Does the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program Need a Tune-up?

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, or WSFR Program, is the umbrella for funds collected under the authority of Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson Acts and continues to be the backbone of conservation i...
  • Administration Proposes Clean Water Act Protection for Streams and Wetlands

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are seeking comments on a proposed rule that would define the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The new “Waters of the United States...
  • John Organ Receives WMI Grinnell Award

    John Organ, past president of The Wildlife Society, champion of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, current Division Chief of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and internationally resp...
  • 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...
  • Prairie Conservation Campaign Launched

    A group of conservation organizations has joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks to launch the “Prairies Conservation Campaign.” The Campaign’s o...
  • WMI Landscapes: White Mountains to Moosehead Lake Initiative, a NALCC Demonstration Project

    The White Mountains to Moosehead Lake Initiative (the Initiative) is a project recently completed by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) through funding from the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NALCC) Demonstration Projects. The NALCC seeks...
  • Cooperative Research Unit Corner - Transboundary Seabird Research in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico

    By their very nature, seabirds embody the complexity of wildlife ecology and conservation in the 21st century. They cross distinct ecological boundaries on a regular basis to forage and transit through international waters on a daily, weekly, or monthly...