The $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks.
The find by the U.S. Geological Survey will help inform a species status assessment to begin this fall by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which may ultimately add the insect to its endangered species list.
Official says there is no straightforward explanation for the increase and it could be chance, but it has not helped that there are more people recreating in the Yellowstone region as the coronavirus pandemic has given them a reason to spend more time outdoors.
The move comes almost two years after a federal appeals court faulted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for arbitrarily dismissing threats to grayling from climate change and other pressures.
The latest biennial survey conducted this winter estimated the predator species’ population at 695, divided among 143 packs.
“It’s probably the most significant conservation bill that’s been passed in the Congress in the last 50 years.”
SANTA FE, N.M. — A North Dakota man has been ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution for poaching a trophy mule deer buck in northwestern New Mexico. The state Department of Game and Fish reported Wednesday that Cody Davis also was ordered to make a $3,000 donation to the Operation Game Thief program. Authorities say Davis killed a mule deer…
The average surface water temperature was 75.3 degrees on July 9, setting a record for the month based on 26 years of record keeping, government scientists said.
“Visible evidence that breeding loon populations can be restored to their former habitat.”
The drop-off this year is expected because of a decrease in spring rainfall from 2019.
Family came across what they first thought was a swimming dog. They soon realized, though, that it was a young bear with a clear plastic cheese ball container stuck on its head.
It alleges that the DNR is denying people the right to hunt and lacks the authority to cancel in-person educational courses.
(weather.com)ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness where a young man documented his demise over 114 days in 1992 has been removed by officials, frustrated that the bus has become a lure for dangerous, sometimes deadly pilgrimages into treacherous backcountry. An Alaska National Guard Chinook helicopter flew the bus out of the woods just north of Denali…
An annual spring survey by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department estimates 3.98 million breeding ducks in the state.
A young mountain lion that had been spotted sleeping in a planter box along a normally busy street and looking at his reflection in the glass of an office tower in downtown San Francisco was safely captured and released into the wild.
Air bows have nothing in common with crossbows or traditional vertical bows except for using an arrow as the projectile.
Kenai River subsistence rod-and-reel salmon fishing halted due to extremely low numbers.
The COVID-19 pandemic is drastically reducing the number of young whooping cranes to be released this fall to help bring back the world’s rarest cranes. Zoos and other places where the endangered birds are bred have had to cut not only staff size but use of two techniques to boost the birds’ numbers
Grizzly bears on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountain Front have expanded in numbers and dispersed into areas where they have not existed for decades.
Now it’s the Wyoming Game and Fish Department that manages the conflict in this portion of the Equality State. Still, there’s an ever-changing ecological system at play here.
The proposal would end the government’s decades-long practice of treating accidental bird deaths caused by industry as potential criminal violations under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. More than 1,000 species are covered under the law.
Successful deer hunters can now get ages from teeth data – and according to that data, oldest deer harvested last season were a pair of 17-year-old does. Oldest buck was 10 years old.
This year, there were no chaperones, and people were mostly left to police themselves. Sometimes that went smoothly, but other times it’s proved to be an ugly affair – and the stakes are high when large carnivores, naive tourists and high-speed traffic are all part of the equation.
The new rules are designed to allow hunters to kill black and brown bears over bait, black bears including cubs and females with cubs with artificial light at den sites, and wolves and coyotes including pups during the denning season. Hunters can also kill caribou from traveling motorboats and swimming caribou.
The remote island in Lake Superior said it’s delaying the summer opening because of coronavirus restrictions. Camping might become available by late June or July but there will be no ferry service.
Hunters would be allowed to kill only six bull elk in 2020 under a proposal the state Department of Natural Resources board is considering.