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  • Update on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Nearly two months after the explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, starting a massive oil spume into the Gulf of Mexico, the “leak” still has not been stopped. Current estimates of the amount of oil spewing daily into the Gulf are f...
  • Conservation Stewardship Program Gets Final Rule and Extension

    On June 3, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the Final Rule for administration of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and extended the deadline for enrollment in the second ranking period of the program from June 11 until June 25, 2010, r...
  • Under 2008 Farm Bill, USDA Provides a Decent TIP

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced commencement of the Transition Incentives Program (TIP), reports the Wildlife Management Institute.  TIP was authorized under the 2008 Farm Bill “to encourage retired or retiring owners or ...
  • Sneak Preview of Waterfowl Status... and More

    You can now preview waterfowl populations and the condition of spring breeding habitats at Flyways.us. Pilot/biologists and observers are just finishing up aerial and ground surveys across the northern United States and Canada, gathering information on ...
  • New Crop Insurance Agreement Bodes Well for Important Conservation Initiatives

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the final draft of a new crop insurance agreement that will generate $6 billion in savings over the next 10 years, reports the Wildlife Management Institute.  Of the savings, $4 billion will b...
  • Wolf Control on Unimak Island Gets Heated

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (Department) has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to allow the Department to kill wolves on Unimak Island in order to protect a declining caribou herd, reports the Wildlife Management Institute.  The ...
  • New Mexico Senators Seek to Transfer Valles Caldera to the National Park Service

    The two U.S. Senators from New Mexico, Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, introduced legislation (S. 3452, Valles Caldera National Preserve Management Act) in late May that would turn over the management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve to the National...
  • Worth Reading

    The last of the great Victorian explorers was Percy Harrison Fawcett, renowned globally as “the David Livingston of the Amazon.”  In his repeated efforts to find the fabled, glittering kingdom of El Dorado—what Fawcett himself called “Z”—th...