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  • Wood Bison Reintroduction Contributes to Climate Change Adaptation

    The reintroduction of Wood Bison to the Innoko River drainage in western Alaska has gotten a lot of coverage in the media in recent weeks. However, one aspect of this effort that has been absent from those stories is the role this species may play und...
  • 2015 North American Deer Summit

    Establishing specific strategies, timelines, and measurable goals for the recently created National Deer Alliance (NDA) was the focus of the second annual North American Deer Summit, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. The Summit, held May ...
  • 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: South Atlantic LCC Releases State of the South Atlantic Assessment

    The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) released its first State of the South Atlantic assessment in March. The report measures the current condition of the Cooperative’s spatially explicit natural and cultural resource indicator...
  • USDA Announces New Round of RCPP Funding

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that a second round of funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is now open for application, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. The RCPP was created...
  • Request for Proposals for White-Nose Syndrome Small Grants Program

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) on May 12 soliciting grant proposals that address research and communications needs for White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS is a fungal disease affecting hibernating bats, oft...
  • Input Invited for the 81st (2016) North American Conference

    The 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference will be held March 13-18, 2016, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Conference Steering Committee is seeking ideas and participation from professional conservation interests to help de...
  • CRU Corner: Paddlefish Stock Assessments Drive Regulation Changes in Tennessee

    In 2001, the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Division of Scientific Authority (DSA) asked scientists at the US Geological Survey’s Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit to perform a stock assessment of paddlefish in Tennessee waters. A lucrati...
  • WMI Landscapes - Gulf Coast LCC Evaluates Riparian Corridor Restoration Efforts

    In the arid southwestern United States and northern Mexico, riparian corridors have long served as key wildlife habitat. The wetlands and naturally sub-irrigated uplands adjacent to rivers and streams provide vital food, water, and cover for hundreds o...
  • Southern Company, Stewardship Partners Meet

    In addition to providing power to 4.4 million customers throughout their service area (the southeastern United States), the Southern Company puts their money where it counts when it comes to conservation. Their primary stewardship focus is on building ...
  • 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...
  • New Research Assesses Grassland Conversion

    A significant loss of grassland habitat has been documented recently, likely as a result of high agricultural commodity prices. A study recently released by the University of Wisconsin indicates that 7.3 million acres of non-cropland was converted to crop...
  • WMI Honors Batcheller with Grinnell Award

    Gordon Batcheller, Chief Wildlife Biologist for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was honored with the Wildlife Management Institute’s (WMI) 2015 George Bird Grinnell Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Natural...
  • CRU Corner: Gray Wolf Management in the Northern Rockies

    The Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit (CRU) has been providing science support to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (MFWP), the Nez Perce Tribe, and Idaho Fish and Game on gray wolf populations since 2006. Most of this research focuses on the...
  • Opening Remarks by Steve Williams at the 80th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Welcome to the 80th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. WMI thanks you and all the conference partners, exhibitors, and state agency sponsors, who are critical to making this conference successful. I also offer special thanks to ...
  • WMI Landscapes: Appalachian LCC Releases Online Mapping Tool

    A new study and online mapping tool developed by The Nature Conservancy through a grant from the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) assesses energy development potential and current trends of wind, shale gas, and coal and shows where...
  • 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...
  • First Regional Trends in Anuran Occupancy Published with Support from RCN Grants Program

    Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center presented their findings from the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP), a long-term monitoring program that uses data collected by users at roadside loc...
  • WMI President Receives Conservation Award from NWTF

    At their annual convention in February, WMI President Steve Williams received the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Lynn Boykin Hunting Heritage Award. The award recognizes Williams’ lifetime career achievements that are helping to conserve wildlif...
  • CRU Corner: Vulnerability Assessment Data to Categorize Focal Species in New York

    In late December, the New York (NY) State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released an updated draft list of the state’s Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). DEC used a model developed for them by Dr. Angela Fuller and Dr. Mitc...