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  • New refuge policies finally make it across the finish line

    Beginning later this month, management of national wildlife refuges will be guided by three new policies that have been developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state fish and wildlife agencies over the past six years, reports the Wildlife Mana...
  • Worth reading

    Of Mice and Mountain Lions: The Adventures of a Wildlife Biologist (2004) is authored by my friend and colleague Ronnie Ridley George, currently the Deputy Director of the Wildlife Division for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. It is an autobiograp...
  • Davy Crockett turns over...again

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is currently reviewing the first public land-development project that would challenge the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) new conservation-based public land-use policy, reports the Wildlif...
  • Court halts and lambastes BLM's new "and improved" grazing regulations

    A June ruling by the Federal District Court of Idaho stopped implementation of new (2006) grazing regulations by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), reports the Wildlife Management Institute....
  • Pine straw proposal would reverse progress for wildlife on southern CRP

    A proposal being considered at the highest levels of the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) to allow raking of pine straw for private economic gain on up to 1,780,000 acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). If adopted, the proposal would n...
  • Fourth Special Session named for 73rd Conference

    The steering committee for the 73rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference has added a fourth Special Session. That Special Session will take place concurrently with the three others previously announced, on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, fr...
  • Summit and new study results add to sage-grouse deliberations

    "The status quo won't do," stated Wyoming Governor David Freudenthal in regard to efforts to conserve sage-grouse in the face of energy development, reports the Wildlife Management Institute. Freudenthal's comments were made to a group of ranchers, oil an...
  • Sustaining North America's hunting heritage will be the focus of Conference workshop

    The 73rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, will feature a full-day workshop on the development of a North American Hunting Heritage Action Plan. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 25, 2008....
  • Farm Bill plows on

    Progress on the 2007 Farm Bill legislation continues even though the House Agriculture Committee was unable to adhere to the initial schedule for consideration, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. Committee Chair Collin Peterson had originally...