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  • We Built the Habitat, They Came... and They're Still Coming

    Given that they have spread to at least 39 states, there appears to be only two places left in the lower 48--where they are now and where they are going to be. The impact they will have (or are having) on the native avifauna has yet to be determined, but...
  • Funding Increases for Interior and Related Agencies Signed into Law

    President Obama signed the $32.2 billion Interior, Environment and Related Agencies fiscal year 2010 (FY10) appropriations bill into law on October 30.   The bill provides a 17 percent increase in spending from last year’s appropriation for most of th...
  • CRP Benefits and Legacy at Increased Risk

    Despite the loss of hundreds of thousands of acres from the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in recent years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is under continuing pressure to reduce penalties to agricultural producers who withdraw their lands f...
  • 75th North American Conference Special Session 1 Probes Ecosystem Services

    Washington journalist Paul Mallon had it right — there is no such thing as a free lunch.  Goods and services – food, timber, clean air, clean water, climate regulation, nutrient cycling, and more–produced by North America’s healthy landscapes hav...
  • New Study Estimates Impacts of Oil and Gas Development on Sage-grouse

    Research conducted by biologists with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), National Audubon Society (NAS) and the University of Montana suggests that sage-grouse populations could decline drastically due to future oil and gas development in sagebrush and grassl...
  • Workshop to Take a Town Hall Meeting Approach to Examine the Impacts of Climate Change Legislation on Natural Resources Conservation

    North America’s conservation community readily acknowledges that climate change poses the greatest threat ever to fish and wildlife numbers and diversity and the ability to manage all natural resources effectively. On Monday, March 22, 2010, as part of ...
  • Montana and Idaho Wolf Hunt Update

    The first regulated wolf hunting seasons in Montana and Idaho have proceeded, with successful harvest specific quotas being reached in both states, reports the Wildlife Management Institute.In Idaho, with a 220 wolf harvest limit, 108 wolves had been kill...