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The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is awarded $1 million to acquire and protect the 1,114-acre Great Bay Estuary-Harvey Forest and Wetlands. Credit: Courtesy of NHDES

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Over $20M in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced over $20 million will be provided to 28 projects in 12 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 10,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. State and local…


DNR Program Offers Nature Ventures to Urban Youth

Every summer, the Department of Natural Resources hosts its Academy of Natural Resources for teachers at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center at Higgins Lake, designed to help teachers better understand conservation and fold it into the curriculum. This year, the program took a step in a new direction, hosting…


Public can comment on review of federal sea lion science

The scientists’ draft report is posted for review on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/steller_sealions/. A public meeting has also been scheduled Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. to discuss the panel’s findings at the Anchorage Hilton hotel, 500 West Third Ave. The panel of four…


Georgia’s Rare Species Profiled in New Online Accounts

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. Quick: Name the turtle found in Georgia that lures prey using part of its tongue. Not sure? How about the Georgia mussel that grows inch-long spines, a blue crayfish known mostly from the Chatsworth area, the shorebird that sports a long orange bill, an endangered plant beleaguered…


Michigan Bird Conservation Initiative to Hold Fifth Annual Ornithological Congress in Petoskey April 6-9

The fifth annual Ornithological Congress of the Michigan Bird Conservation Initiative will be held at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, starting Wednesday, April 6, through Saturday, April 9. The Congress is being held jointly with the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Michigan Chapter of The…


President Obama Announces Plan for Community-Based Conservation through the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama today announced the Administration’s action plan, under the America’s Great Outdoors initiative, to achieve lasting conservation of the outdoor spaces that power our nation’s economy, shape our culture, and build our outdoor traditions. This initiative seeks to reinvigorate our approach to conservation and reconnect…


Great Lakes Compact Goes Into Effect Dec. 8

MADISON – The Great Lakes Compact takes effect Dec. 8, ushering in a new era of cooperation and conservation among those states that border the five Great Lakes, which hold one-fifth of the world’s fresh surface water. The historic agreement binding Wisconsin and seven other Great Lakes states largely prohibits…


Coastal Fisheries Bay Team Tournament Slated for Aransas Pass

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has scheduled a Coastal Fisheries Bay Team tournament targeting flounder for 6 a.m. until noon Nov. 15 at Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass. The program, launched in 2005, is designed to recruit experienced anglers to assist TPWD with collecting…


Wanted: Talented Artists to Design 2009 California Duck Stamp

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced today an art contest for the 2009 design for the state’s duck stamp. This is the first time since 1994 a contest will decide the stamp’s art. The contest is open to all U.S. residents aged 18 and over. Entries will…


Study Assesses Feasibility of New National Wildlife Refuge in Cherry Valley

Service to Hold Public Meetings in November, Invites Public Comments Through December 5 Monroe County, Penn. – The findings in a report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) evaluate the potential for a new national wildlife refuge in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The agency is accepting comments through…