“The lesser prairie-chicken’s decline is a sign our native grasslands and prairies are in peril.”
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
And the document doesn’t establish a new statewide population goal, a number that has become a flashpoint in the fight over hunting quotas.
The stage is being set in Nevada for another potentially significant test of the nation’s premier wildlife protection law in a legal battle over a geothermal power plant with similarities to the precedent-setting fight over the snail darter and a dam in Tennessee nearly a half century ago.
The wild population has seen its numbers nearly double over the last five years, with the latest annual census finding nearly 200 Mexican wolves in New Mexico and Arizona. There also are a few dozen in Mexico.ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Environmentalists are pushing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to do more to protect Mexican gray wolves after one of the…
Population estimated at 1,250, but there has been some concern new regs could overshoot the mark and allow population to fall below 150, which would mean USFWS management.
Council will engage diverse stakeholders and advise efforts to conserve wildlife and habitats while supporting recreational hunting and shooting sports.WASHINGTON — In advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 24, the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Agriculture today announced 18 members of the Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council. “Hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts have some of the deepest…
Federal stamp supports wildlife conservation.
Longtime Minnesota DNR employee has remained active and working on conservation projects since retiring in 2016.
Total populations were estimated at 34.2 million, down by 12% from last survey, and “total duck estimate in the Traditional Survey Area was the lowest in nearly 20 years.”
But pre-cautionary electrofishing found no carp – just eDNA of the invasive fish in Erie waters.
A green-winged teal by 15-year old Madison Grimm will grace the 2022-2023 Junior Duck Stamp. (Madison Grimm/USFWS)A young artist from South Dakota has taken top honors at the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. A green-winged teal by 15-year old Madison Grimm will grace the 2022-2023 Junior Duck Stamp, which raises funds to educate and engage our nation’s youth in wildlife…
Man fined $5,500 and will pay $64,465 in restitution to the Ohio DNR.
Ordered to pay over $8 million in fines and restitution.
There reportedly were 206 wolves in 33 packs in Washington. Nineteen of these were successful breeding pairs. This is up from 178 wolves in 29 packs and 16 breeding pairs in the 2020 count.
Man could have sentenced Smith to a year in prison and imposed a $5,000 fine, according to the plea agreement.
Ohio to get a portion of the money for wildlife restoration.
U.S. District judge said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had failed to show wolf populations could be sustained in Midwest and portions of West without protection under Endangered Species Act.
If the draft habitat conservation plan is approved and the incidental take permit is issued, the counties would be authorized to take up to a total of three northern long-eared bats, three little brown bats, and three tricolored bats over the 25-year project duration.
The request, if granted, would open the door to public hunting of grizzlies in Montana for the first time in three decades.
Despite an extinction press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, some good conservation news has emerged from Washington D.C.
He won with his painting of a pair of redheads floating in the water.
ST. LOUIS — Artists will no longer have to incorporate hunting imagery to win a coveted spot for their work on the federal duck stamp, a reversal of a Trump-era requirement. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it’s eliminating the “celebrating our waterfowl hunting heritage” theme from its annual Federal Duck Stamp contest, a change that goes into effect…
Gets 15 months after removing the head of a black bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
A record 22 captive-born Mexican gray wolf pups have been placed into dens in the wild in the southwestern U.S. to be raised by surrogate packs.
There hasn’t been a documented nest in Ohio in at least 80 years.
On April 23, Minnesota DNR received an anonymous tip about two dead bald eagles in a rural area near the Blackduck River in northwestern Minnesota.