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Colorado DOW’s Habitat Program Seeks Proposals from Land Owners, Conservation Groups

DENVER — The Colorado Division of Wildlife is now accepting proposals from landowners interested in wildlife habitat conservation and in providing wildlife-related recreational access to their properties. Through the DOW’s Wildlife Habitat Protection Program, up to $15 million is available this year for conservation easements or fee title purchases.   …


U.S. Designates Upper Mississippi River Floodplains a Wetland of International Importance

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced approval of portions of the Upper Mississippi River, including the Midwest’s largest national wildlife refuge, as a Wetland of International Importance. In making the announcement, Secretary Salazar said, “The ecological, social, and economic values of the Upper Mississippi River make it one…


Coastal Land Preserved on 15th Anniversary of Major Oil Spill off Puerto Rico

422 Acre San Miguel Natural Reserve Protects Beachfront, Habitat for Fish, Turtles and Birds On the 15th anniversary of a million-gallon oil spill that damaged the coastline of Puerto Rico, NOAA and partner organizations are celebrating the purchase of 152 acres to expand a coastal reserve near one of the…


TPWD’s Top 10 Texas Conservation News Stories of 2008

1. Major Land Acquisitions Enhance State Parks, Protect Resources, Expand Access Texas state parks, which recently received a welcome shot in the arm in the form of additional funding from the Texas legislature, made two important acquisitions during 2008. In September, TPWD acquired the approximately 2,900-acre Fortress Cliffs Ranch, protecting…


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…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces Results of October Board Meetings

BOARD TAKES STEP TO EXPAND MENTORED YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES HARRISBURG – Taking a step forward to grow the agency’s popular Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP), the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to add coyotes to the list of species that may be hunted by youths under the…


Georgia DNR Adds DOT Acres to Manage for Hunting, Fishing, & Wildlife

In September of last year, a hunter in middle Georgia called the Georgia Department of Natural Resources saying he had just lost his hunting lease. Opening day was only a few weeks away and he was frantically searching for a place to hunt. Sound familiar? As land is sold, hunting…


Help Stop Sprawl That Threatens the Chesapeake Bay

One of the most fertile fish breeding grounds in the Chesapeake Bay is threatened by a  proposed four-lane highway that would pave wetlands and ignite sprawl in a wooded section of Southern Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is urging people to write the Maryland Department of the Environment and the…


Registration Open Now for Free Conservation Day Camp on May 17

Children ages 8 to 14 are invited to learn more about our natural resources and the outdoor activities our state has to offer when the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife hosts its annual Camp Awareness from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Redden State Forest…