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  • Funding Announced for Northern Plains Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced on August 12 that it is committing $10.8 million to farmers and ranchers on the northern plains to support migratory bird habitat.  The new initiative—the Northern Plains Migratory Bird Habita...
  • Bill to Release Wilderness Study Areas Creates Controversy

    On July 26, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a hearing on a bill intended to release some U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and USDA Forest Service wild...
  • Western Governors and Feds to Coordinate on Habitat and Wildlife Corridor Conservation

    Representatives of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA), the U.S. departments of the Interior (DOI) and Agriculture (USDA) recently signed an agreement to improve coordination between state and federal agencies on identification and mapping of cruci...
  • Appropriations Bills Head Toward Combined Bill after Debt Ceiling Deal

    Recessing for the month of August, the U.S. House of Representatives left the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill unfinished after a final deal was cut on raising the nation’s debt ceiling.Congressional leaders are now expecting that all fiscal...
  • Suggestion Made that Conservation May Not Be Hugely Jeopardized by Deficit Reduction

    U.S. Congressman Colin Peterson (D-Minn.) recently provided perspective on future conservation programs and on the success or failure of the so-called “Supercommittee” assembled by Congress to recommend at least $1.5 trillion of additional deficit-red...
  • New State Fish and Wildlife Agency Transformation Workshop Announced

    In the past decade, state fish and wildlife agencies (SFWAs) have been challenged to transform the way they strategically manage natural resources into the 21st century.  Given the growing threats facing conservation of fish and wildlife resources, there...