Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Fish and Wildlife Service Extending Request for Information for Greater Sage-Grouse

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is extending the period for submitting information regarding the status of the greater sage-grouse by 30 days.  The Service is currently conducting a status review of the greater sage-grouse to determine if the species warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act.  This extension will…


Refuges Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on May 10

The annual International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), held this year on May 10, celebrates the animal kingdom’s frequent fliers and the marvelous journey birds undertake between their summer and winter homes.  What better place to see some of the nearly 700 species of migratory birds than the hundreds of national…


NOAA’s Fisheries Service Publishes Draft Recovery Plan for Washington’s Lake Ozette Sockeye Salmon

NOAA’s Fisheries Service, the federal agency charged with protecting northwest salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act, has published and is seeking public comment on a proposed plan to recover threatened sockeye salmon in Lake Ozette, its shore, tributaries and the Ozette River. The plan took two years to develop…


Mono Basin Area Population of Greater Sage-Grouse Warrants Review for Possible Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced it will conduct a status review of the Mono Basin area population of greater sage-grouse to determine if it warrants federal protection as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Today’s decision, commonly known as a 90-day…


National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, Apprentice Hunting License Encourages Novices to Go Afield Legislative Sportsmen’s Forum Ends Session with Wins for Sportsmen

Lincoln, NB – Nebraska’s hunters and fishermen can continue to look to the Nebraska Legislative Sportsmen’s Forum as the ‘sportsmen’s voice’ in the State Legislature. This session, the Forum introduced important legislation including an Apprentice Hunting License. Writing and passing this bill was the number one goal for the Sportsmen’s…


West Bend Boat Ramp Parking Lot to be Closed for Striping

PIERRE, S.D. – The boat ramp parking lot at West Bend recreation area will be closed for striping during the early part of the week of April 28, weather permitting. Access to the boat ramp will still be available, as park personnel will direct traffic. For more information contact Amanda…


Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grasses Increase 10 Percent in 2007, But Remain Well Short of Restoration Goal

Largest gains seen in Susquehanna Flats, while grasses in lower Bay continue to recover from 2005 losses ANNAPOLIS, MD – Underwater bay grasses covered nearly 65,000 acres of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers in 2007, about 35 percent of the 185,000-acre baywide restoration goal, according to data from…


Southern Illinois Student Wins Illinois Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Competition teaches Environmental Science through Art SPRINGFIELD – Abraham Hunter of Vienna is the “Best of Show” winner in the Illinois segment of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Acting Director Sam Flood announced today. The 14-year-old Hunter won the top…


Gov. Blagojevich Announces Nearly $2 Million in Park Development Grants

Dollars to help fund five new park projects in southern Illinois SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today announced $1.9 million in grants for dozens of projects at existing parks and development of new parks throughout southern Illinois.  The funds will be used for five projects in southern Illinois…


Gov. Blagojevich Announces over $18 Million in Park Development Grants

Dollars to help fund 48 new park projects in northern Illinois SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today announced $18.2 million in grants for dozens of projects at existing parks and development of new parks throughout northern Illinois.  The funds will be used for 48 projects in northern Illinois,…