COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A new federal report says Ohio cities are just as much to blame as its farms for toxic algae polluting Lake Erie. The Columbus Dispatch reported that a U.S. Geological Survey study found sewage plants in Detroit, Toledo and other lakeside cities contribute just as much phosphorus to the lake as […]
September 7, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Chevron is agreeing to a $4.5 million settlement with Salt Lake City and state environmental officials for two oil spills that polluted a creek and city pond. City officials say Chevron will pay $3 million for mitigation projects, $1 million for environmental and social impacts and a $500,000 civil penalty
DNR wants to open its shrinking checkbook to pay landowners to open up their land for hunting – actually, the federal government is picking up much of the tab. According to media reports floating around the state today, DNR has secured a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency
It was a too-hot summer’s last blast, those days leading up to Labor Day weekend, and I sought the meager shade of a little sapling in 90-plus degree mid afternoon sun in which to set up. Cool weather – perhaps too cool for the activity in which I was engaged – was due within 72
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $4.7 million in grants to groups and government agencies in Michigan for Great Lakes cleanup projects. A dozen grants are being parceled out to 11 recipients under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. That’s the Obama administration’s program to deal with system-wide problems in
During late summer and early fall patterns, walleyes can be deep, shallow or anywhere in between. If I’ve tried to convey one message to other anglers the past few years about fall walleye fishing, it’s that walleyes likely will behave differently from one lake to another. People ask me about walleye depth in late summer.
A report on troutlegend.com has the details of a gold medal performance by the US Youth Fly Fishing Team. It’s reportedly the first team medal ever by an American squad, in the 31st World Fly Fishing Championship, held last week in Italy. Team USA’s adult team finished 5th.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is seeking public comments on the draft revision of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP). First signed in 1986 between Canada and the United States — with Mexico joining in 1994 — the NAWMP is held as a leading model for international conservation plans. In large measure
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service is currently accepting bids for the 2011-2012 trapping seasons at LeCompte, Linkwood, Taylor’s Island, Fishing Bay, Idylwild, Ellis Bay, Wetipquin and Nanticoke River Wildlife Management Areas. Bid packages must be picked up from and returned to LeCompte Wildlife Management Area at 4220 Steeles Neck Road,