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  • Boost Urged for Refuge Funding

    Representative Norman Dicks, Chair of the House of Representatives’ Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, called for a $15 million boost to funding levels for the National Wildlife Refuge System (System) at a subcommittee hearing in late February. The ...
  • Court Requires FCC to Make Cell Towers More Bird Friendly

    The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in February against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in a lawsuit aimed at reducing mortality to migratory birds caused by communication towers. The case focused on a permitt...
  • Expired Farm Bill Expiration Gets Brief Extension

    As negotiations continue on a new Farm Bill and as the deadline on an extension of the 2002 legislation loomed, Congress passed a second extension of the current law. The first extension of the 2002 Farm Bill was due to expire on March 15. The new exten...
  • 74th North American Conference Recommendations

    In late April, Opening and Special Session topics, chairs and speakers will be considered for the 74th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. The 74th Conference will be held March 16-21, 2009, at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arling...
  • Department of Agriculture Program Offers SAFE-ty Net for Wildlife…Maybe

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its Farm Service Agency (FSA) have recently approved an additional 45 wildlife-specific conservation projects on more than 250,000 acres under the new State Acres For Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) practice in th...
  • Worth Reading

    I am not a big fan of books about game wardens (aka conservation officers, federal agents, woods cops). Most of the fiction works I’ve read (and a fair number, strangely enough) feature too little plot development and too much thesaurus. The nonfictio...
  • Ag Secretary and FWS Director to Keynote North American Conference

    Scheduled to speak at the Opening Session of the 73rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference are Secretary of Agriculture Edward T. Schafer and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall. ...
  • Missouri County Scores First “Mission Accomplished” for Bobwhite Restoration

    The apparent first-in-the-nation accomplishment of formal habitat restoration objectives for the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) was achieved in 2007 in the lowlands of southeastern Missouri, reports the Wildlife Management Institute....
  • The Rush to Maximize Crop Production for Energy May Prove Bio-Fuelish

    As economic and environmental impacts of crop-based biofuels are clarified, a case can be made that the costs of this approach to address rising energy demand might exceed the benefits, reports the Wildlife Management Institute. Even President George W. ...
  • Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Intention to Delist Wolves in the Northern Rockies

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced in late February that it plans to remove gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains from the Endangered Species List, reports the Wildlife Management Institute. The announcement was posted in the Feder...