Suspends removal of healthy ash trees after learning of advancements in treatment of trees infected by emerald ash borer.
The Wyoming State Forestry Division and area government leaders have formally objected to prohibiting cutting trees in a proposed Palisades wilderness area abutting the west side of Jackson Hole. Conservationists and biologists are urging review of the region’s suitability for wilderness and more thorough study.
Hope is to quell the tree-and-shrub-destroying pests by treating infestations with pesticide alternatives and certifying nursery or lumber products transported outside county borders.
Effort raises awareness about protecting forest from threats like development and forest pests, as well as a way to better understand why some species grow so large, like this horse chestnut.
In response to trout decline, Fish and Wildlife implemented an experimental catch-and-release or “no-kill” restriction for the lower eight miles of the river. Adult anglers were also restricted to artificial flies and lures.
March decision that neither outdoors enthusiasts nor private landowners have the right to the water has reintroduced uncertainty into an already complex problem of how South Dakota’s non-meandered lakes should be used.
Cutting the trees down negatively affects the environment — those trees are home to a variety of species, and many animals use the bark as nesting material, forest ecologist says.
Even though it is sustained entirely by subscribers, Gov. Walker’s proposed budget would end it next February. Governor argues that the state shouldn’t be in the publishing business and that the DNR can reach more people through social media.
Getting a good idea of just how well shovelnose sturgeon are faring in Lake Sharpe is one of study’s goals.
Timeline for publishing final rule for delisting the grizzly reportedly unclear, in part because of the transition of presidential administrations and reviews at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
CPW researchers conclude that increasing bear-human conflicts do not mean the bear population is growing but that bears are adapting to take advantage of urban expansion.
Moose population reportedly below management goals in many areas and reduced number of moose permits is designed to allow controlled growth of moose herd, estimated at 1,750 statewide.
For two critically endangered species that once flourished in the Colorado River — razorbacks and bonytails — the race for survival now involves a trip to the gym.
Dog trained to sniff out scents of 11 commonly hunted species including moose, deer, waterfowl and pronghorn. This skill will help McArdle and other officers find evidence and traces of illegally killed animals during poaching investigations. This particular dog, too, is trained to smell the black-footed ferret and the boreal toad, which are species of concern in Colorado.
Today, the Blackfoot has become a popular trout stream after years of mining pollution was cleared up. The rails have been recycled and a new forest has grown up around the ancient stumps. Thousands of acres of private timberland owned by Plum Creek Timber Co. have been sold to The Nature Conservancy, which has transferred significant chunks to the federal Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.
Now, nearly four decades after she first arrived in Montana from Minnesota and following years of non-wolf work, Diane Boyd has orbited back to her professional origins with her new role as wolf management and carnivore specialist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Region 1.
The report also looks at the impacts of using only non-lethal methods for dealing with problem wolves, and of the federal agency withdrawing from wolf damage management in Minnesota.
Two times in the last four years, hunters from the northern Pennsylvania camp have harvested 10 black bear.
Fish could face a potentially lethal problem in spillways at dams where increased nitrogen in the water can cause tissue-damaging gas bubble trauma.
The money comes from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment approved by Minnesota voters in 2008.
It pits bait shops blocked from importing the minnows and fisheries managers who say the ban is a critical defense against fish disease and invasive carp.
The focus once was almost totally wolves. Since 1993, the state has killed hundreds along with lesser numbers of black and grizzly bears that prey on caribou or moose calves.
Since coming under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, grizzlies have steadily expanded their habitat outward from the population’s core in Yellowstone National Park.
Dry weather reportedly tends to suppress the number of ticks. But a shot of moisture — along with warmer weather such as in February — can re-energize the tick world.
The logs, limbs and twigs are sold to city residents who want a touch of the Northwoods in their homes.
Instead of ending April 1, season runs to April 16 due to “unusually cold weather conditions.”