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  • WMI Hires New Western Field Representative

    The Wildlife Management Institute has selected a 34-year wildlife professional to fill the role of Western Field Representative.  Chris Smith, Director of Special Projects for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP), will join the staff...
  • Auld Lang Syne Requires New Resolutions for CWD

    As the New Year tolled the end of many big game hunting seasons around the country, it opened a fresh season of anxiety for state wildlife agencies awaiting the results, for better or worse, of their chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing programs.  For M...
  • Input Invited for 77th (2012) North American Conference

    The 77th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference will be held March 12-17, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Conference Steering Committee is seeking ideas and participation from professional conservation interests to help develop the conf...
  • Woodcock and Young Forest Habitat Get Double Boost in Northeast

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently released “American Woodcock: Habitat Best Management Practices for the Northeast.” It explains how managers, foresters and landowners can create the kinds of habitat that woodcock need: d...
  • Another CRP Enrollment Highlights the Conservation Program's 25th Anniversary

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it will hold another general sign-up opportunity for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  Applications will be accepted from March 14 through April 15, 2011.  Contracts awarded will b...
  • FWS Releases Final Drafts of Guidance for Wind Developers

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on February 8 that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released final drafts of two sets of guidelines impacting wind development.The land-based Wind Energy Guidelines and the Eagle Conservation Plan Gu...
  • Mitigation Funding in Wildlife Conservation is Conference Special Session

    "Mitigation" is generally defined as those actions taken to avoid, minimize, or compensate for losses to natural resources—including wildlife—caused by development and other "permitted" activity.  The requirement to provide compensatory mitigation is...
  • New Forest Service Planning Rule Open for Comment

    On February 10, the USDA Forest Service (FS) released its proposed new rule to update the agency’s land management-planning process, reports the Wildlife Management Institute.The effort is the latest attempt to update the current planning policy that wa...
  • Spouse Activities

    Due to the centralized location of the Westin, spouses can walk or take a bus (MAX) to most places of interest.  The bus costs $3 a day.  Those places of interest include the following: Crown Center (where hotel is located) Hallmark Visitor Center ...