Wildlife Forever

Wildlife Forever celebrates 33 years

Wildlife Forever recently celebrated its 33rd anniversary. Through innovation and adapting to the changing needs of today’s culture and environment, Wildlife Forever remains strong, vibrant, and more relevant than ever before, the organization said in a news release. In the release, Wildlife Forever also thanked all who have contributed to the organization’s success: “Thank you for continuing to make our mission…

Wildlife Forever and Jay N. Darling Legacy Center unveil Songbird Art Contest

Jay N. Darling interacts with children in this photo, provided by Wildlife Forever.White Bear Lake, Minn. – Wildlife Forever is proud to announce the Songbird Art Contest as the newest opportunity to connect the public to the outdoors using the Art of Conservation. In partnership with the Jay N. Darling Legacy Center based in Des Moines, Iowa, this competition is inspired…

Water-based sports have new tools to fight invasives

White Bear Lake, Minn. — Wildlife Forever is proud to announce the release of the new Clean In – Clean Out Roadside Station. This waterless cleaning station empowers watercraft users with self-service hand tools to properly Clean, Drain, and Dry boats, trailers and equipment. Clean Drain Dry Initiative signage prompts users to follow the scientifically supported best management practices to prevent the…

Wildlife Forever receives award for Wild Spotter program

White Bear Lake, Minn. –  Wild Spotter is a Nationwide program developed in partnership with Wildlife Forever, the U.S. Forest Service and University of Georgia.  The free program and mobile app engages and empowers the public to help find, map and prevent invasive species and has now received an award of excellence from the Southern Regional Extension Forestry. Southern Regional…

Non-native species threaten hunting, fishing across America

It’s like a scene from a Hollywood movie: Silent invaders slip in undetected, leaving a wake of destruction. Have invasive species invaded your favorite fishing or hunting spot? Chances are you’re impacted by them whether you’re aware or not. They’ve invaded public waters, wilderness areas, national parks, forests, refuges and backyards. Invasive plants, animals and pathogens are changing the landscape….

Wildlife Forever keeps up Clean.Drain.Dry. message

Minnesota-based Wildlife Forever tackles the scourge of invasive species with decontamination stations. (Photo courtesy of Wildlife Forever)The Minnesota-based conservation organization Wildlife Forever has been administering the national invasive species campaign, “Clean.Drain.Dry.” since 2006. Since then, the initiative has resulted in 1.9 billion contacts, according to a recent report updating the group’s outreach and educational efforts with the AIS prevention program….

Kids’ State-Fish Art Contest includes aquatic invasive species category

In 2014, Colleen Malley from Pennsylvania won with her painting of striped bass and the invasive Northern snakehead.WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — Win the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest, sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, twice in the same year? Now you can – by becoming the “Invader Crusader.” The “Silent Invader” national category was created in 2012 to introduce children…