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Service Releases Record of Decision on South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its Record of Decision (ROD) on the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Service will implement the preferred Tidal Emphasis Alternative, (Alternative C) as described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement /…


Proposed Rule Clarifies Hunting Rule Changes at National Wildlife Refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that modifies language regarding existing hunting programs at 76 national wildlife refuges, including three refuges in the California and Nevada Region. The proposed rule has a 30-day public comment period. The Service hopes to finalize…


Service approves Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania

H. Dale Hall, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Marvin Moriarty, the agency’s northeast regional director, announced today that the Service has approved a new national wildlife refuge in eastern Pennsylvania’s Cherry Valley. The Service has established a boundary for the refuge, encompassing 20,466 acres in Monroe…


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…


Coleman National Fish Hatchery Meets its Central Valley Fall Chinook Salmon Egg Collection Target

Earlier this year it was projected that the returns of adult fall Central Valley Chinook salmon would be the lowest on record. With fewer fish returning, there was much concern that hatcheries in the Central Valley might be unable to secure enough spawning adults and collect enough eggs to meet…


BLM Waives Recreation-related Fees for Veterans on Veterans Day

The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for veterans and military personnel, along with their families, on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11. BLM Director Jim Caswell, a Vietnam veteran, encouraged veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces to recreate on BLM-managed or other Federal lands on November…


Swans Stopping In Utah

More than 28,000 counted on Nov. 3 If you drew a permit to hunt tundra swans in Utah, you may want to grab your gun and head to the marsh. Tom Aldrich counted 28,271 swans in marshes along the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake during a survey flown…


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Builds Mass Marking Program for Great Lakes Trout and Salmon

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Midwest Region this October received the first of a series of automated fish tagging trailers – an initial step in the development of a mass marking program that will eventually mark or tag all salmon and trout stocked into U.S. waters of the…


Service Reopens Public Comment Period On 2007 Proposal to Delist Northern Rocky Mountain Population of Gray Wolves Under the Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it is reopening the public comment period on its proposal to delist the gray wolf in the northern Rocky Mountains.  The public will have until November 28, 2008, to submit their comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov or via U.S….


18th Annual Return of the Salmon Festival Takes Place October 18 at Coleman National Fish Hatchery

This is a family event to celebrate the fall Chinook salmon returning to Battle Creek and the hatchery. Visitors will be able to observe all aspects of the day-to-day hatchery operations; spawning, egg incubation, and juvenile rearing. Information sites are located on the hatchery grounds for visitors to learn more…