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  • 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...
  • Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Turns its Attention to the North Cascades

    With the grizzly bear populations in the Yellowstone and Northern Continental Divide ecosystem well on the way to recovery, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) turned its attention at its June 24 - 26 meeting to restoration of grizzly bears in...
  • 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 - North Atlantic LCC Grantee Classifies Marine Habitats

    In 2011, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) was awarded a grant from the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NALCC) to apply a classification scheme for marine habitats, the Coastal Marine and Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS), at multip...
  • New Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America Available for Pre-Order

    The long-anticipated update of the Wildlife Management Institute’s classic waterfowl reference guide, Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America, is now available for pre-order and will be shipped this fall. The full color, two-edition set features full...
  • Updated WMI Hunting Publication Available

    The Wildlife Management Institute is very pleased to announce that its newly updated, revised and expanded booklet, Placing Hunting in Perspective is now available for purchase from the WMI online store. Initially released in 1992, the booklet proved e...
  • Job Opportunities

    Periodically the Outdoor News Bulletin will include job opportunities for projects that the Wildlife Management Institute is coordinating or supporting. Recently Announced Opportunities: Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative Science Coordinat...
  • Cooperative Research Unit Corner: Sea Turtle Research in Florida

    Florida's coast and surrounding waters provide nesting, developmental, and foraging habitats to five species of sea turtles, all of which are listed under the Endangered Species Act. The leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbr...
  • 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...