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Watchable Wildlife: Sandhill Crane Viewing Opportunities Come to Lodi

Every year visitors make their way to Lodi area refuges and farmlands to observe the sandhill crane migration. The rich Delta wetlands feature an abundance of crane habitat that sustains the birds and enriches the lives of those who travel to observe them. The California Department of Fish and Game…


California Fish and Game Tells Hunters to “Keep It Clean” / Avoid Disease

As the upland game and waterfowl seasons approach, the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) reminds hunters to keep it clean when out in the field. “Wild animals are natural reservoirs for a variety of bacteria and viruses. Anyone coming into contact with wild birds needs to practice good hygiene…


Fish Passage Program Restores Habitat in Alaska

This year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service?s National Fish Passage Program provided nearly $8.3 million to remove or bypass more than 168 barriers to fish passage. Along with nearly $18 million in partnership funds, the Fish Passage Program will help reopen 1,716 miles of streams and rivers and 9,471…


Fish Passage Program Solves Dam Problems

This year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Passage Program provided nearly $8.3 million to remove or bypass more than 168 barriers to fish passage. Along with nearly $18 million in partnership funds, the Fish Passage Program will help reopen 1,716 miles of streams and rivers and 9,471…


Woodcock Season Opens Sept. 20 in Wisconsin

MADISON — The woodcock population across its range in the Midwest and northeast United States has shown a steady decline over the last 30-plus years, a drop that wildlife biologists believe is primarily related to changes in forest habitat. However, in Wisconsin, this decline appears to have leveled off with…


Mississippi Waterfowl Late-Season Dates Set

Jackson- The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved dates for the 2008-2009 waterfowl hunting season, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP).  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released late-season frameworks in early August providing a “window” of dates from which states may select specific…


Federal Agencies to Propose Expanding Gulf of Maine Atlantic Salmon Population Protected by Endangered Species Listing

NOAA’s Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a proposal to redefine the endangered Gulf of Maine population of Atlantic salmon to include fish found in other nearby areas. The proposal would expand the endangered designation to consist of Atlantic salmon populations from the Androscoggin River…


Fish and Wildlife Service Expends One Billionth Dollar From Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, Marking Major Milestone for Habitat Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the one billionth dollar from the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund – the nation?s primary funding source for migratory bird habitat acquisition and protection ? was used to complete the purchase of a permanent conservation easement on private land in Campbell County in…


Endangered Fish Returned to Native Waters in Arizona

It’s been a plan long in the making, but yesterday, the first Gila topminnow fish were reestablished in their native Arizona waters as part of a new program aimed at enlisting the help of non-federal landowners to conserve this endangered species. A couple hundred fish were released into the TimBuckTwo…


Snakehead Eradication Meeting Sept. 18 in Brinkley, Arkansas

BRINKLEY – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a town hall meeting and public hearing about eradicating northern snakehead fish at 7 p.m., Sept. 18, in Brinkley at the Convention Center. Snakeheads, natives of Asia, were discovered in the Piney Creek…