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  • August 27, 2008

    A Mine Explosion

    Pebble Mine. By now, everyone knows about the battle going on in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska over the development of a copper and gold mine and the threat it causes to the salmon populations.

    Yesterday, Alaskans went to the voting booths for their primary elections. On the ticket was whether or not to allow the development of Pebble Mine. The citizens of Alaska chose the mine.

    From the AP:

  • August 25, 2008

    News: Island Hoping

    As President Bush enters the last few months of his second term, there is a lot of talk about his legacy. And with the White House Conference on North American Wildlife Policy coming up, the President is putting hunting, fishing, and conservation in the spotlight in his remaining time. This weekend, he also decided to protect some of America's most pristine and remote islands from commercial fishing and mineral exploration.

  • August 20, 2008

    Following in his Fifth Cousin's Footsteps

    To battle the Great Depression, the other Roosevelt (Franklin Delano), created many agencies to employ out-of-work Americans. One of the most successful of these agencies was the Civilian Conservation Corps. And while FDR is not held in the same conservationist regard as his fifth cousin, Theodore, many national and state parks would not be what they are today without the CCC.

  • August 18, 2008

    2008 HOC Finalists Announced!

    During the past year, we've found more than 200 men and women who have done magnificent work for conservation. These seven are our Heroes of Conservation finalists. In September, they will be honored at our Heroes Awards Gala at New York's American Museum of Natural History. All will receive $5,000 for their conservation projects, and our Hero of the Year will win a new Toyota Tundra. For more information on each of our finalists click on HOC TV and watch their in-depth video profiles, and see how their projects are preserving hunting and fishing.

  • August 14, 2008

    Discussion Topic: The Greatest Comeback

    The most exciting event in all of sports is the comeback. The Buffalo Bills' 32-point come-from-behind victory in the 1992 wild card game, the United States golf team's dominance in the last day of the 1999 Ryder Cup, and, the most painful comeback ever, the Red Sox coming back from three games down to beat the Yankees in the 2004 A.L. Championship Series.

  • August 11, 2008

    The Unsung Birds of Conservation

    When it comes to major efforts to save bird populations, grouse and woodcock have not had nearly the success as pheasants, quail, and ducks. The Ruffed Grouse Society has been around since 1961, and has been working hard to spread the word on habitat management for woodcock and ruffed grouse.

    The Society, along with Mackin Engineering Co. and Pennsylvania State agencies, has established the Woodcock Habitat Initiative on state game lands to try to reverse this trend.

  • August 1, 2008

    News: Proof Behind Pebble Mine Crusade

    The last post focused on the Bristol Bay area of Alaska, where a company wants to start mining copper and gold. And while the company planing the mine, Anglo American, has promised to be "committed to the highest international standards for community relations, environmental protection, and health and safety," sportsmen have been in an uproar about this mining project, and now we know why.