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WM: Proper planning can aid waterfowl in Canada’s ‘duck factory’

Decades of research offer guidance in the Prairie Pothole Region

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May 31, 2023

CWD on the rise in Alberta 

Nearly one in four mule deer tested positive for the disease

May 30, 2023

Black-backed woodpecker model informs fire management decisions

Black-backed woodpeckers prefer a mosaic of burns after a fire

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May 19, 2017

Senate committee hears states’ perspectives on ESA reform

On May 10, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held its second hearing of the year focused on Endangered Species Act reform. The hearing, entitled “Conservation, Consultation, and...

May 9, 2017

Zinke orders BLM to revise planning and NEPA processes

On Mar. 27, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued a memo directing the Bureau of Land Management to revise and improve its processes for land use planning and environmental analysis under...

May 3, 2017

New wetland conservation grants approved under NAWCA

On Apr. 26, the U.S. Department of the Interior issued a press release announcing that the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved $17.8 million in grants under the North American...

April 18, 2017

Former USFWS directors urge Congress to reauthorize NAWCA

On Mar. 30, six former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service directors sent a joint letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee...

April 6, 2017

British Columbia to form new wildlife management agency

On Mar. 22, British Columbia’s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations, Steve Thomson, announced that a new wildlife management agency will be formed in fall 2017 to expand...

March 30, 2017

Canada finalizes Action Plan for at-risk killer whales

On Mar. 9, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) released the final version of its Action Plan for the Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) in Canada. The Action...

March 14, 2017

Populations of three endangered mammals increased in 2016

New population estimates for 2016 have revealed net population increases for the Florida panther, Florida manatee, and Mexican gray wolf since 2015. For each of these three endangered species, this...

March 14, 2017

National Wildlife Refuge System celebrates 114th birthday

The National Wildlife Refuge System is celebrating its 114th Birthday on Mar. 14. On this date in 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt signed an executive order to establish Pelican Island in...

March 3, 2017

Ontarians debate snapping turtle hunting

In the growing debate over snapping turtle hunting in Ontario, a number of wildlife biologists and conservation groups are calling for an end to the practice. Snapping turtles (Chelydra serpetina)...