Wildlife Management Institute

2016 Fish and Wildlife Business Summit Held in Richmond, Virginia
Thursday, 14 July 2016 14:34

image of Fish and Wildlife Business SummitThe Fish & Wildlife Business Summit recently concluded its 2016 meeting that was held in Richmond, Virginia. This annual gathering of state, federal, industry, and NGO leaders focuses on strengthening relationships to better implement the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program. The summit is the result of a decade-long effort by state fish and wildlife and sporting industry leaders to improve communication among the partners of the WSFR program. The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) facilitated the tenth annual meeting of the group.

Conservation Briefs
Thursday, 14 July 2016 12:33

Conservation Briefs is a compilation of short news stories of interest to Outdoor News Bulletin readers. The stories cover a number of issues that have developed in the past month or provide updates on issues that were featured in previous ONB editions. Each story includes links to online resources for more details on each topic.

This Month:

USDA Makes Changes to Conservation Stewardship Program
Thursday, 14 July 2016 14:29

image of farmer discussing waterways and filter strips as part of his conservation system. Photo Credit: Lynn Betts, NRCSThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it will be making changes to its Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) beginning October 1 of this year, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. CSP began as the Conservation Security Program in 2002 with 2,000 acres enrolled during its first year. It has evolved over time, with a name change to the Conservation Stewardship Program and more than 70 million acres enrolled nationwide since 2010.

CRU Corner: Migratory Corridors and Habitat Use by Bats Across Nebraska
Thursday, 14 July 2016 12:25

image of USGS Cooperative Research Units logoimage of Northern long-eared bat. Photo Credit: Steven Thomas, National Park Service.

The Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, in collaboration with state partners, is assessing the use of migratory corridors and habitat use by bats across the state of Nebraska in three linked projects. Specifically, the Nebraska Unit is investigating the distribution and habitat use of northern long-eared bats, identifying bat migratory patterns, and establishing the Nebraska portion of the North American bat monitoring program. The projects will provide important new information to understand Nebraska’s bat species.