Interior secretary touts effort to improve big-game habitat

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said that he’s taking steps to study and preserve habitat and migration corridors in Western states for big-game animals such as elk, mule and deer, a move that hunters and some experts applauded but that critics called an effort to cover up damage. Zinke’s order calls on…

Federal funds support wildlife restoration in Michigan and Ohio

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Great Lakes Commission says it has received $375,000 in federal funds for wildlife habitat restoration projects in areas of Michigan and Ohio long degraded by toxic pollution. Some of the money will be used for wetland design and restoration at the Penn 7 site in the Maumee River near Toledo, Ohio. The rest will support…

Iowa awarded 115,000 acres for CRP

Landowners may begin submitting applications on Jan. 9 for Gaining Ground SAFE and Pheasant Recovery SAFE, and applications for new Quail Habitat SAFE will be accepted later in January