Thursday, March 30th, 2023
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July 26, 2007

Whitewater may be added to list of impaired waters

By Mike KallokStaff Writer St. Paul – The middle branch of the Whitewater River and four other southern Minnesota rivers likely will be listed as impaired due to the presence of a chemical commonly found in pesticides. Acetochlor, which is used to control weeds in row crops, has been measured in concentrations that could be

Trouble is bruin: Bear sightings on the rise

By Brad SissonContributing Writer Rochester, N.Y. – A recent increase in bear sightings in the Greater Rochester area has both captivated and frightened residents and also raised concern over the bruins’ expanding range. DEC Region 8 Wildlife Manager Mike Wasilco has received a large number of reported bear sightings since May, and confirmed that at


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Continental duck numbers are on the rise

Cans, redheads, shovelers break survey records Staff Report St. Paul, Minn. – Preliminary results from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service’s Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey indicate a total duck population estimate of more than 41 million birds in the traditional survey area – a 14-percent increase from 2006. This

Barnhart retiring as DEC’s F&W director

Staff report Albany – Gerald Barnhart, DEC’s director fish, wildlife and marine resources for the past 12 years, is shortening his title. Winemaker. Barnhart is ending a 28-year DEC career effective Aug. 10, retiring to his Washington County farm, where he and his wife Mary plan to establish Victory View Vineyard. ‘As I’ve aged it

Land, sea passport requirement delayed by feds

Increased wait time leads to temporary postponement of new air, land travel rules By Tim SpielmanAssociate Editor Washington – Hunters and anglers fretting the upcoming requirement of a passport for land and sea travel into Canada (as well as Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda) have been granted extra time in obtaining the proper documentation. Under

Wild Rose work is on schedule

By Greg Seubert Correspondent Wild Rose, Wis. – If Steve Fajfer were from the Land Down Under, he’d be saying, ‘No worries, mate.’ No more worries about great blue herons or otters raiding fish ponds in the summer, and no more worries about hatchery workers falling through frozen ponds in the winter. That’s because renovation

‘Rock snot’ suddenly the newest invasive concern

By Don LehmanContributing Writer With the fight against one dreaded fisheries invader still ongoing, state officials are closely watching the appearance of another potentially devastating invasive species just a short distance from New York state. A gruesome algae known as ‘didymo’ was confirmed to have made its way into two prime Vermont trout streams as

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