Category: Environmental News

Broken Corals Restored To Coral Reef At Makakō Bay

Broken Corals Restored To Coral Reef At Makakō Bay

Kailua-Kona – On November 6, 2020 DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) staff on Hawai’i Island responded to a report of numerous live coral fragments scattered below the base of a popular manta dive site mooring at Makakō Bay (Garden Eel Cove) in North Kona. DAR Kona staff documented numerous broken coral colonies along the […]
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CDFW Awards $10.7 Million for Fisheries Habitat Restoration Program Projects

CDFW Awards $10.7 Million for Fisheries Habitat Restoration Program Projects

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 27 projects that will receive funding for the restoration, enhancement and protection of anadromous salmonid habitat in California watersheds. The grants, which total $10.7 million, were awarded through CDFW’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP). Established in 1981, FRGP has included funding from […]
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Volunteers Flock to Queen Bess Island Wildlife Refuge to Help Plant Mangrove

Volunteers Flock to Queen Bess Island Wildlife Refuge to Help Plant Mangrove

Volunteers from several organizations and Shell Oil gathered Thursday and Friday (Nov. 12-13) to help add nesting habitat to Queen Bess Island Wildlife Refuge, one of Louisiana’s largest brown pelican nesting colonies. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF) provided 4,350 mangrove plants and volunteers planted those along with 2,500 matrimony vines in an effort […]
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Dead spotted lanternfly cases identified in Michigan

Dead spotted lanternfly cases identified in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is asking freight carriers, warehouse workers and delivery drivers to be on the lookout for invasive spotted lanternfly after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed dead spotted lanternfly insects were found in Michigan in recent weeks. While the specimens found were […]
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Invasive mile-a-minute weed found in Calhoun County

Invasive mile-a-minute weed found in Calhoun County

The Michigan departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development recently confirmed the presence of invasive mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata) at Albion College’s Whitehouse Nature Center in Calhoun County. Mile-a-minute weed, a fast-growing, barbed vine native to India, Asia and the Philippine Islands, was not known to be in Michigan until Doug White, professor […]
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Arbor Day Hawai’i To Deliver Thousands of Trees In 2020

Arbor Day Hawai’i To Deliver Thousands of Trees In 2020

Honolulu – Although 2020 has no doubt been a challenging year, the Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program (part of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife) and their partners are committed to continue the state’s annual tradition of planting and giving away trees in their 115th year celebrating Arbor Day Hawaiʻi. Each November, Arbor […]
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Fish kill in Fayette County due to accident

Fish kill in Fayette County due to accident

WADENA — Late Monday afternoon, DNR responded to a truck rollover about two miles south of Wadena in Fayette County. The Nutrien Ag Solutions truck of West Union carried approximately 40,000 pounds of fertilizer. An unknown amount entered a tributary of Brush Creek. DNR investigators found dead fish and high ammonia levels in the stream. […]
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Update of the Washington State Forest Action Plan

Update of the Washington State Forest Action Plan

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released its 2020 Forest Action Plan on Monday, Oct. 26, outlining more than 100 priority actions to improve and conserve forests across Washington, including goals that support fish and wildlife, rural economies, wildfire response, outdoor recreation, family forestry, urban trees, and clean air and water. DNR wrote […]
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WVDNR seeks landowner assistance with wildlife habitat improvement

WVDNR seeks landowner assistance with wildlife habitat improvement

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR), in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, West Virginia Division of Forestry, National Wild Turkey Federation and others, is seeking private landowners interested in improving wildlife habitat on their land. “More than 80 percent of land in West Virginia is privately […]
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Cleanup Operation Extends from Upper Delaware Bay to Ocean City, Md.

Cleanup Operation Extends from Upper Delaware Bay to Ocean City, Md.

The Maryland Department of the Environment has joined the U.S. Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in a joint response, Wednesday, overseeing the cleanup operation of weathered oil called tar balls and oiled debris scattered along the shoreline from Bowers Beach, Delaware to Ocean City, Maryland. As crews under […]
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Be Mindful of Displaced Wildlife After Hurricane Zeta

Be Mindful of Displaced Wildlife After Hurricane Zeta

In the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, wildlife species will seek higher ground and be displaced into habitat with which they may not be familiar. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) urges the public to be especially cognizant of wildlife forced into populated areas by flood water from the storm. Rising waters force wildlife […]
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Richland Chambers Reservoir Infested with Invasive Zebra Mussels

Richland Chambers Reservoir Infested with Invasive Zebra Mussels

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has upgraded Richland Chambers Reservoir southeast of Dallas to fully “infested” with invasive zebra mussels. Fully infested status signifies that there is an established, reproducing population in the lake. The status change is a result of recent sampling efforts that revealed new evidence of reproducing and […]
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Restoration Begins at Hanauma Bay with Nursery Grown Coral

Restoration Begins at Hanauma Bay with Nursery Grown Coral

HONOLULU – Five corals, raised at the Hawai‘i Anuenue Coral Restoration Nursery on Sand Island have a new home today in the waters of O‘ahu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Teams from the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) “out-planted” the corals on Thursday in murky and rough ocean conditions. David Gulko, the DAR aquatic biologist […]
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Wildfire risk increases across Minnesota

Wildfire risk increases across Minnesota

Dry weather and drought across Minnesota have created conditions favorable for wildfires this fall. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges homeowners, woodland owners, farmers and outdoor recreationists to monitor statewide fire danger and current burning restrictions, which can fluctuate quickly this time of year. “Don’t fall for the trap that cooler weather cancels fire […]
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