Category: Conservation News

Conservation and Recreation Fund awards second round of grants

Conservation and Recreation Fund awards second round of grants

SALEM, Ore. – A second round of grant funding from the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund (OCRF) was awarded last month to organizations throughout the state. For a list of projects and brief description of each please visit, https://www.dfw.state.or.us/conservationstrategy/OCRF/docs/OCRF_2nd_round_funding_2021.pdf. A key aspect of the second round of funding is an increased focus on diversity, equity […]
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Conservation Officers, Conservationists, Save Brown Pelican

Conservation Officers, Conservationists, Save Brown Pelican

Wednesday, Jan. 27, started as a typical day for Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation Officer Eugene Diefenbach, but by noon it was anything but, when, following a tip from the Connecticut Audubon Society, he and Officer Mike Curran were dispatched to a marina in Essex to rescue a rare visitor to […]
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Protecting More Than 2,000 Acres in Connecticut River Valley

Protecting More Than 2,000 Acres in Connecticut River Valley

Boston — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and its Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) have acquired a $3.25 million conservation restriction on 2,038 acres of timberland in Shutesbury, Pelham, and Leverett. The property was owned by W.D. Cowls, Inc. of North Amherst, and will continue to […]
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Charting A Course To Holomua

Charting A Course To Holomua

Honolulu – The DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) is releasing Holomua: Marine 30×30, a place-based approach to enhance nearshore fisheries and improve fishing opportunities. This is DAR’s nearshore strategic plan to restore marine resources that support traditional Hawaiian practices, the island economy, and the livelihoods of many residents. The Roadmap to Holomua: Marine 30×30 […]
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Report Skunk Sightings To The FWC

Report Skunk Sightings To The FWC

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has launched a new community science project aimed at learning more about Florida’s skunk populations. The Sunshine State is home to two species of skunks, the striped skunk and the smaller eastern spotted skunk. Both are thought to be found throughout the state and biologists are hoping […]
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Thistlethwaite Heirs Agree to Continue Partnership With LDWF

Thistlethwaite Heirs Agree to Continue Partnership With LDWF

For almost 55 years, Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in St. Landry Parish has provided the public an outstanding venue to hunt, observe numerous species of birds and enjoy the best of Louisiana’s Sportsman’s Paradise. Thanks to the Thistlethwaite family, which owns the land on which the WMA is located, that will continue for many […]
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Youth conservation group celebrates 10 years with online giveaways

Youth conservation group celebrates 10 years with online giveaways

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN) will celebrate its 10th birthday this December and January with a social media campaign featuring contests and giveaways, a new partner rewards program, donor recognition, and a virtual crowd-sourced fundraising event. The celebration will also feature the voices of former campers who benefited from participating […]
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Partnership is key to success of Minnesota’s Bison Conservation Herd

Partnership is key to success of Minnesota’s Bison Conservation Herd

Once numbering in the tens of millions before being hunted to near extinction, the American plains bison is making a promising recovery. In Minnesota, this recovery is supported by a long-standing partnership between the Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Zoological Garden (MZG), which actively manage Minnesota’s Bison Conservation Herd. This year, Olmsted County […]
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Next Steps in Saving the Hawaiian Crow

Next Steps in Saving the Hawaiian Crow

Hilo – The coalition of conservation partners working to recover the ‘alalā (also known as the Hawaiian crow) are looking to the future as they work to address recent challenges that have affected the population of the species living in the Pu’u Maka`ala Natural Area Reserve (NAR), on Hawai‘i island. In response to recent mortatilities, […]
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Portion Of Iconic Applachian Trail Protected Forever

Portion Of Iconic Applachian Trail Protected Forever

Cold, clear Bald Mountain Pond in Northern Maine welcomes anglers, hunters, hikers, and paddlers from across the country. Anglers enjoy the remote fishing opportunity for wild brook trout that reach upwards of three pounds, and the Department now owns the boat launch that assures there will always be access to the pond. Hikers on the […]
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3,433 Acres of Maui Watershed Lands Protected

3,433 Acres of Maui Watershed Lands Protected

Kula, Maui – A recent land acquisition protects the Kula water aquifer, habitat for endangered species, and community-based forest restoration opportunities. These lands are now protected in perpetuity thanks to federal, state, and non-profit partners. The Trust for Public Land (TPL) purchased 3,433 acres of upland Kula property from the Shizuka Asakawa Revocable Trust in […]
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DNREC to reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen Sept. 1

DNREC to reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen Sept. 1

LEWES, Del. – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, Tuesday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the […]
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MDC partnership teamwork makes the conservation dream work

MDC partnership teamwork makes the conservation dream work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – No one accomplishes anything alone, and through strong conservation partnerships, Missouri’s natural resources continue to be valued and supported. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is fortunate to work with numerous partner organizations that help make a difference for the state’s forest, fish, and wildlife in communities around the state. Community […]
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