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  • January 29, 2010

    Chronic Wasting Disease Found in White-tailed Deer in Virginia

    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) received laboratory confirmation on January 19, 2010, that a white-tailed deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). This is the first confirmed case of CWD in Virginia. The deer was killed by a hunter in Frederick County less than one mile from the West Virginia line. With this case, Virginia now joins 17 other states and Canadian provinces with CWD, five of which are east of the Mississippi River.

  • January 26, 2010

    Jim Range Wins Budweiser Conservation Award

    WASHINGTON – Jim Range, a preeminent American sportsman-conservationist whose lifetime of accomplishments included co-founding and leading the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, has been posthumously honored as the 2010 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year Award, the TRCP announced today.

  • January 14, 2010

    Industry Decision to Forgo Montana Energy Leases

    More than 29,000 acres of prime fish and wildlife habitat on the Rocky Mountain Front
    to be permanently removed from oil and gas development

    WASHINGTON – Following an industry decision to relinquish oil and gas leases on approximately 29,000 acres of federal public lands on Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership today praised the action as a positive move toward conserving important fish and wildlife habitat and sustaining hunting and fishing opportunities for American citizens.

  • January 13, 2010

    Global Grassroots Groups Receive $75,000 for Fish and Habitat Enhancement

    Ventura, CA (January 12, 2010) Patagonia, Inc, the outdoor gear and technical apparel company announced today their World Trout initiative has issued eight grants totaling $75,000 to global grassroots groups whose diverse efforts to protect and enhance fish and their habitat around the world exemplify the philosophy of World Trout.

  • January 11, 2010

    Biologists To Study Impact of Wolf Hunt in the West

    BILLINGS, Mont. -- Gray wolf hunting and killings in response to livestock attacks have pushed the number of dead wolves to a record of more than 500 this year in the Northern Rockies -- just months after their removal from the endangered species list.

    Officials said it's too early to know if the overall population will suffer. It will be months before they can gauge if wolf hunts in Montana and Idaho are curbing the predators' hunger for livestock.

  • January 7, 2010

    Conservationists Support Salazar’s Mineral Leasing Reforms,

    WASHINGTON – Led by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, members of a coalition of prominent conservation groups emphatically seconded dramatic reforms to the federal government’s minerals-leasing policy announced today by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

    The TRCP Fish, Wildlife and Energy Working Group for years has urged federal leaders and policymakers to prioritize revision of the federal energy leasing and development process on Western public lands so that fish and wildlife resources and sporting opportunities can be sustained.

  • January 5, 2010

    Tongass Truce?

    Here's a piece I found in the Anchorage Daily News over the holidays. Check it out - is it possible the Tongass timber wars may actually end? (You can get the full story on the Trout Unlimited website -- - Jay Cassell)Link

    This holiday season brings the prospect of peace on a battlefront in one of Alaska's long-running resource development wars.