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Tri-State Safety Brings Multitude of Agencies Together, Focus on Boating Safety

Officials to emphasize safety as boats launch during May 3 event PHOENIX — A consortium of state, local and federal boating agencies is hosting the fifth annual Tri-State Boating Safety Fair at Lake Havasu State Park to educate boaters about boating safety May 3 at from 9 a.m. to 2…


DNREC’s Landowner Incentive Program Now Accepting Project Proposals

The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Delaware Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) today announced a request for proposals from private landowners seeking to protect, enhance and/or restore habitat to benefit the First State’s species of greatest conservation need.   Projects may range from restoring or enhancing coastal plain ponds for tiger…


New Hampshire Fish Consumption Guidelines Updated

  CONCORD, N.H. — State officials responsible for monitoring New Hampshire waterways and protecting public health released updated fish consumption advice that includes several new recommendations: Stocked (hatchery-grown) trout are exempt from the statewide advisory; perch are included with other species that have length restrictions regarding consumption; and four new…


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…


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…


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…


Consider habitat improvements when rebuilding farm ponds

Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation say reports of collapsed or damaged pond dams are on the rise currently after bouts of heavy rains this spring.              Oklahoma anglers know fishing the state’s many farm ponds can be one of the most rewarding ways to enjoy the sport…