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NY DEC Releases 2009 “State of the Hudson” Report

Action Agenda to Help Set Five-Year Course For Hudson River Estuary New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today announced the release of the “State of the Hudson 2009 Report” and the “Draft 2010-2014 Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda” during the Hudson River Estuary Program Summit…


Michigan Inland Fisheries Grant Applications Due March 31

The Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the 2010 Inland Fisheries Grant (IFG) program, which offer grants up to $200,000 for local projects that enhance Michigan’s aquatic resources. The IFG program is intended to foster citizen and community understanding and appreciation of inland fisheries resources and to…


Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Grants to Protect Coastal Wetlands – Texas Is Recipient

H. Dale Hall, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced today that twenty-five conservation projects benefiting fish and wildlife on more than 13,543 acres of coastal habitat in twelve States will be funded with $20.1 million from 2009 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. Texas will receive a…


Wild Quail Management Seminars scheduled for March 5-7 in S.C.

Bobwhite quail populations in South Carolina and the Southeast have been declining steadily over the past 60 years due to major land use change and reduction in suitable habitat. The 22nd Annual Wild Quail Management Seminars, sponsored by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the S.C. State Committee of…


Newest Arkansas Elk Season Set to Begin in January

LITTLE ROCK – During last week’s monthly Arkansas Game and Fish Commission meeting, the Commission approved a third elk season – Jan. 12-16 – on private land in zone 4 in Searcy County. The quota is five antlerless elk; two either-sex permits also will be issued. “Anyone with landowner approval…


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes Light Goose Conservation Rules

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently finalized rules allowing the use of expanded hunting methods and implementation of a conservation order to increase light goose harvest. The regulations have been in place in the Central and Mississippi Flyways on an interim basis since 1999, when the Arctic Tundra Habitat…


Draft Plan to Address Contamination in San Pablo Bay is Released Richmond Meeting to Inform Public on Dec. 17

Public comment period is open through Jan. 9, 2009 State and Federal agencies working on the restoration of natural resources injured by wastewater discharges in Castro Cove, and the resulting sediment contamination, today released a Draft Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan, opening a 45-day public comment period. An open house…


Hunters Should Harvest Female Deer in High-Density Areas

Frankfort, Ky. – As the first week of modern gun deer season winds down, many hunters have already taken their antlered deer for the year. If you are hunting in a high-density area like Zone 1, you shouldn’t stop there. Harvesting plenty of female deer in high-density areas is essential…


Quail Forever Sets Sights on Three New Kansas Chapters

St. John, McLouth, Ottawa to host launch of county chapters SALINA — Quail Forever (QF), a non-profit organization dedicated to quail conservation and education, will conduct organizational meetings at three locations in Kansas this November. Sportsmen and women are invited to attend the meetings, designed to launch QF chapters in…


South Dakota Artist Wins 2008 Federal Duck Stamp Contest

Wildlife artist Joshua Spies of Watertown, South Dakota, has won the 2008 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest — the oldest and most prestigious wildlife art competition in America — with his depiction of a long-tailed duck.  H. Dale Hall, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced the winner…