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  • March 29, 2010

    New Report Outlines Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change

    WASHINGTON – A consortium of sportsmen’s groups including the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership last week released a new report, “Beyond Season’s End,” that addresses how the negative effects of climate change on America’s fish and wildlife populations can be mitigated through practical adaptive management strategies. The report stresses that funding for state fish and wildlife agencies via passage of national legislation is key to implementation of such on-the-ground approaches.

  • March 18, 2010

    High Demand for Reallocated SAFE Acres Under CRP

    Saint Paul, Minnesota - On Monday morning, 150,000 acres were opened to landowner enrollment through the Conservation Reserve Program's (CRP) State Acres For wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) practice. By Tuesday morning, states were already reporting their allotted acreages were fully enrolled. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the reallocation of these SAFE acres just over two weeks ago on February 27th at Pheasants Foerver's National Pheasant Fest in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • March 16, 2010

    Trout Unlimited Urges Alaska Board of Fisheries to Phase Out Felt Sole Wading Products to Curb Invasive Species

    (JUNEAU, Alaska, March 15, 2010) -- Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program yesterday urged the Board of Fisheries to phase out the use of felt soled wading products in Alaska as a way to guard against the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Board will take up the proposal at its March 16-21 meeting in Anchorage.

    The Board of Fisheries passed a similar proposal for the Southeast Region at its 2009 meeting in Sitka. Trout Unlimited (TU) supported that proposal, which takes effect in Southeast in January 2011, and would like the felt sole phase out to cover all regions of Alaska.

  • March 12, 2010

    Sportsmen Call Sage Grouse ESA Decision an ‘Opportunity’

    In a decision long anticipated by sportsmen and conservationists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that the greater sage grouse will be designated a candidate species for listing under the Endangered Species Act. The “warranted, but precluded” assessment for the popular upland gamebird, which occupies barely half of its traditional habitat, was startling but not unexpected news for the North American Grouse Partnership, an organization dedicated to the conservation of native grouse and their habitats, and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.

  • March 9, 2010

    DU Reaches Conservation Milestone in South Atlantic

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Ducks Unlimited recently achieved another milestone by conserving its 250,000th acre in the South Atlantic Flyway. Public and private lands projects in North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida are providing crucial habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl in the region.

    Ducks Unlimited is conserving habitats like this across the South Atlantic.

  • March 8, 2010

    New Bill to Combat Illegal Dumping in New York Waters

    Tarrytown, NY – Riverkeeper, New York’s leading clean water advocate, today commended the New York City Council for passing Int. 54-A, a bill substantially increasing penalties for illegal dumping in New York City Waters. The bill, passed unanimously by the City Council, creates a new civil penalty for dumping into the waterways where none currently exists, setting fines at not less than $1,500 or more than $10,000 for the first violation, and not less than $5,000 or more than $20,000 for each subsequent violation.

  • March 3, 2010

    EAGLE COUNT POISED TO SET NEW RECORD IN NEW YORK STATE

    With an annual mid-winter survey near completion, preliminary results indicate that the bald eagle population in New York State may be at an all-time high since the state began its repopulation efforts more than 30 years ago, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today.

  • March 1, 2010

    USDA Secretary Delivers Welcome CRP News to Pheasants, Quail, and Hunter

    On Saturday, at Pheasants Forever’s National Pheasant Fest, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced plans for a new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup. Secretary Vilsack also announced increased acreage allotments for three CRP practices significant to wildlife, and then signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pheasants Forever.

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