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Genoa National Fish Hatchery Receives Funding for New Outdoor Classroom

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Genoa, Wisconsin, will receive more than $95,000 as part of the National Fish Hatchery System Volunteer Act of 2006, to apply toward the construction of a new outdoor education classroom. Plans for the outdoor classroom…


Clean Vessel Act Grant Program Awards More Than $700,000 to Five Midwest States

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall announced that more than $700,000 from the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program will be awarded to five states in the Midwest region in 2008. The grant program awarded a total of more than $13.6 million to 27 states across the…


Fish and Wildlife Service Approves Salt River Project Habitat Conservation Plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has accepted Salt River Project?s Horseshoe and Bartlett reservoirs habitat conservation plan (HCP).  The plan minimizes and offsets harm that the operation of the two Verde River reservoirs may pose to federally threatened and endangered wildlife and other sensitive species.  As a result of…


Donation of 12,580 Acres Benefits Alaska National Wildlife Refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it has received 12,580 acres of wetlands from The Conservation Fund. This land will become part of the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge, which is within the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge complex on the tip of the Alaska Peninsula. Since 1999,…


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues 90-day Endangered Species Act Finding for Lake Sammamish Kokonee

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the Lake Sammamish kokanee population in King County, Washington may warrant federal protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) following an initial review of a petition seeking to protect this species. The finding is scheduled to be published in tomorrow’s Federal…


Wolf Report: Hunting Seasons Considered

Deep and lingering snows are keeping wolves in lower elevations mostly along winter range later than usual this year, providing more opportunity for wolves to be in close proximity to cattle calving operations. But this year may be the first time in Idaho history that a wolf hunting season will…


Sterile Walleye Stocked in Southwest Colorado Reservoirs

As an experimental project aimed at protecting native fish and expanding recreational fishing opportunities in western Colorado, the Colorado Division of Wildlife has stocked sterile walleye in Puett and Narraguinnep reservoirs near Cortez. Stocking of the sterile fish in these southwest Colorado reservoirs will continue annually for five years.  …


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…


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…


Final Recreation Regulations Published for Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a final rule in the Federal Register to implement general recreation actions in the approved Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for the 240,000-acre Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The new rules are effective May 27, 2008 following the customary 30-day…