(USFWS)BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration recently finalized changes that weaken the government’s enforcement powers under a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species, brushing aside warnings that billions of birds could die as a result. Federal wildlife officials have acknowledged the move could result in more deaths of birds such as those that land in oil pits or…
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the charging of the party responsible for dumping the feet of eight raptors, including four bald eagles, in a residential area near Woodbury, Minn. On Nov. 12, the feet from eight raptors were discovered along the west side of Cherry Lane, approximately 500 feet south of Lake Road in Woodbury. A preliminary investigation by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources…
As a result, DNR expands wolf management input period.
It’s being heralded as a major step toward someday enabling Lahontan cutthroat trout to make the same 100-mile journey – upstream from a desert lake on tribal land northeast of Reno to Lake Tahoe atop the Sierra – that they did before the Nevada dam was built in 1905.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ruled “the northwestern subspecies” of moose historically found in North Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan is stable.
Millions of yards of contamination cleaned from riverbed.
The pack was responsible for four dead and 19 injured head of cattle since May.
More than 1,000 species are covered under the law, and the changes have drawn a sharp backlash from organizations that advocate on behalf of an estimated 46 million U.S. birdwatchers.
Shows the leading causes of death for the iconic national bird are being hit by cars and lead poisoning.
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.
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 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.
Important waterfowl species struggling with conditions in the Prairie Pothole Region.
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.
Thousands of public land users are flooding the public comment portals in what is emerging as one of the most controversial rules in years for the Bureau of Land Management.
Officials will use long-term data to predict spring 2020 waterfowl abundance.
Along with dogs, investigators also found dead coyotes, weasels and wolves, and lab tests confirmed the animals were also poisoned.
Ornithologists are trying to adjust to a plover summer during the coronavirus outbreak.
Disease outbreaks or extreme weather could cause a catastrophic loss of the crane’s current population, according to the study.
Large wildfires can churn out plumes of smoke thick with microscopic pollution particles that can reportedly drift hundreds or even thousands of miles. (Photo by Katie Goodwin/USFWS) Spring sunshine brings warm, fresh days to clean up the yard, hike or drive through the countryside. We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service know how many of you look forward to…
An American woodcock in fall leaves and spring growth. (Photo courtesy of Steve Gifford)America’s public lands are places for wildlife to flourish and people to recreate. We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also know that private landowners help provide clean air, water and native habitat across the country. Together, we’ve been growing more places for wildlife and for people. Take a moment to meet one farmer who is…
Ashley Kim’s Best of Show artwork. (Photo courtesy of USFWS)The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is a dynamic art and science program designed to teach wetland habitat and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school and help reconnect youth with the outdoors. Every student who participates gains…
The university’s Energy Resources Center will administer a recently-approved agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and dozens of energy and transportation-related organizations.
Documents made public last week show the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took the action in March after hazing, diversionary food caches and other non-lethal means failed to get the predators to stop killing cattle in two rural areas of western New Mexico.
About 280 wildlife violations were issued to 14 individuals.