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  • July 29, 2009

    Heroes of Conservation Finalists

    Field & Stream is proud to announce the six finalists for the 2009 Heroes Of Conservation awards. Each finalist will receive $5000 and be honored at the annual HOC gala, to be held in Washington, D.C. on October 21. The Hero of the Year, who will be announced at that banquet, will also receive a Toyota truck.

  • July 27, 2009

    Growing Conservation in the Farm Bill

    If you ask outdoorsmen to list the country's important laws for fish and wildlife, they probably would not mention the Farm Bill. Similarly, they might not immediately think of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which administers Farm Bill programs, as a powerhouse of conservation.

  • July 24, 2009

    Good News for Elk in Pennsylvania

    Thirteen counties in Pennsylvania are slated for conservation education and wildlife habitat projects using $146,996 in new grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

    The 2009 RMEF grants will affect Armstrong, Blair, Clarion, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Jefferson, Lehigh, Lycoming, Mercer, Potter, Sullivan and Washington counties.

    Three additional projects have statewide interest.

  • July 20, 2009

    Fisheries Groups Partner Up To Protect Our Resources

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joined with Fisheries Friends Groups in the official establishment of a National Fisheries Friends Partnership (NFFP). From across the United States, representatives of Fisheries Friends Groups gathered this past spring in the nation’s capital to formalize this new partnership.

  • July 17, 2009

    Important Conservation Program to Expire Soon

    A bi-partisan group of lawmakers is calling for an extension of a popular habitat conservation program that saves taxpayer’s money. Members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus held a briefing yesterday to promote conservation easements on private land.

  • July 15, 2009

    Take Action for the Delaware River Today!

    Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, an energy company that is conducting natural gas drilling throughout the Marcellus Shale region in Pennsylvania, is requesting a permit to use up to one
    million gallons of water per day for hydraulic fracturing, the process by which natural gas is extracted from the Marcellus shale formation, deep underground. The withdrawal is proposed for the West Branch of the Delaware River just above the East Branch in Buckingham Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

  • July 13, 2009

    Back to Bristol Bay

    Trout Unlimited Alaska is partnering for the third consecutive year with New Seasons Market stores in Portland, Oregon, to promote Bristol Bay sockeye salmon and to raise awareness about the potential threat the proposed Pebble Mine could have to the area.

    The Bristol Bay fishery employs more than 4000 people each year, grossing around $300 million per year, making it Alaska’s and the nation’s most valuable wild salmon fishery. With wild salmon stocks declining worldwide, Bristol Bay is one of the last remaining strongholds for these fish.

  • July 9, 2009

    More Help on the Way for Chesapeake Bay

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation yesterday announced a new partnership with Perdue, the East Coast’s leading poultry provider, to help restore the Chesapeake Bay.

    Perdue has committed a total of $35,000 to the Foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund to support habitat restoration and water quality improvement projects on the Delmarva Peninsula. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and its federal partners will provide matching funds of at least dollar-for-dollar to further leverage the investment.

  • July 7, 2009

    42 Million Ducks!

    Last week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its preliminary report on mid-continent breeding ducks and habitats, based on surveys conducted in May and early June. Total duck populations were estimated at 42 million breeding ducks on the surveyed area. This estimate represents a 13% increase over last year's estimate of 37.3 million birds and is 25 percent above the 1955-2008 long-term average!

  • July 1, 2009

    An Inconvenient Truth?

    I just got this link from contributing editor Thomas McIntyre. Whether you believe in global warming or not, it seems odd that a major conservation conference is choosing to omit certain research. Here’s how the article, from the Telegraph, begins. The link to the rest of the story is below. It will be interesting to see how all this pans out. – Jay Cassell