Month: March 2015

Pine beetle
March 24, 2015

Pine Beetle Infestations Won’t Spark More Flames: Study

Western pine forests that have been devastated by pine beetles at least have one respite according to new research: They are not more likely to burn. “We found that alterations...

New Wildlife Detection System
March 24, 2015

British Columbia Launches New Program to Reduce Wildlife Collisions

The East Kootenay region of British Columbia is no stranger to wildlife collisions with vehicles. In fact, in a typical year in British Columbia, more than 6,000 animals are killed...

March 23, 2015

Rare Raptor Crashes in Radford, Virginia

A small falcon species made a rare visit to Virginia earlier this month, and literally arrived with a bang. A young Merlin falcon (Falco columbarius) that crash-landed was found and...

March 23, 2015

Plastic Can Disrupt Development of Turtle Embryos

Researchers at Illinois State University are studying the impacts of BPA, a common chemical found in plastic, on red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans). Rachel Bowden, biology professor at the...

WILD Workshop
March 23, 2015

UMD Students Participate in Project WILD Workshop

Members of the University of Maryland’s Student Chapter of TWS recently participated in a workshop called Project WILD, during which students learned how to teach children about wildlife. An article...

Snow Geese
March 20, 2015

Thousands of Snow Geese Die in Idaho

About 2,000 snow geese (Chen caerulescens) died midflight in eastern Idaho last week, likely from avian cholera, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The snow geese were...

Grizzly Bears
March 20, 2015

FWS and NPS Consider Public Input on Grizzly Bear Restoration

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service are accepting public comments on a proposal that may eventually lead to grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) population restoration management activities...

March 20, 2015

Rutting Moose, Chili, and Hunter Education

During the fall semester, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society welcomed new members and continued to establish traditions for the chapter. To kick off...

Ken Williams
March 20, 2015

TWS Executive Director Testifies Before Congress

Byron “Ken” Williams, Executive Director of TWS, testified in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on behalf of TWS members. The Subcommittee held a...

Blue Crab
March 19, 2015

Blue Crab Population Spreading Northward

David Johnson was sitting at the dinner table one evening in 2012 when a colleague casually remarked that he saw a blue crab in Northeast Massachusetts, about 80 miles north...