Outdoor News May 2010

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DCNR says grants available to protect non-game species

Harrisburg -– In its ongoing mission to protect Pennsylvania’s native biodiversity, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Wild Resource Conservation Program again is accepting applications for grants to protect the state’s non-game animals, native plants and their habitats. This year the program is soliciting grant applications in four areas: identifying species and natural communities at risk from climate change;…

Agreement keeps N.Y. state parks open over holiday weekend

Albany (AP) — New York Gov. David Paterson said Thursday an agreement has been reached to have all 178 state parks open for the Memorial Day weekend. “The Legislature has made the tough choices to my satisfaction that will enable us to open the parks,” Paterson said. His administration had listed 41 parks and 14 of the state’s 35 historic…

State Wide

DOOR PENINSULA AND_KEWAUNEE _AREA Seven 7-pound-plus smallmouths, including one just under 8 pounds, were weighed in a Green Bay Bassmasters tournament off Door County the second weekend in May. A week later, the first 7-plus-pound bass in the history of the 20th annual Sturgeon Bay Open was brought to the scale. Biologists say the bass likely are gorging on round…

‘Rock snot’ invades Saratoga trout water

Milton, N.Y. – The invasive algae known as “rock snot” was found earlier this month in Kayaderosseras Creek in the Saratoga County town of Milton, officials said. The algae, formally called didymo, was found in a section of the creek that’s popular with anglers off state Route 29, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Cathy Gibson, an assistant…

Lake Michigan chinook may be finding balance

Chicago – For Lake Mich-igan chinook, there is good news to be found in numbers big and small. Although the 2009 annual lake survey showed the alewife population – those are popular forage fish for all kinds of salmon – doubled over the previous year, that news was tempered by the fact that the 2008 population was the lowest on…