Outdoor News Bulletin

Outdoor News Bulletin

June 2016 Edition | Volume 70, Issue 6 | Published since 1946

Competitive State Wildlife Grant Awarded for Eastern Hellbender Research

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently awarded a Competitive State Wildlife Grant (C-SWG) to the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) to conduct research on the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis). This grant supports a critical need to identify and resolve conservation threats for this and many other species dwelling in high-quality watersheds throughout the Southeast.

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Animations Teach Kids About Bats That Need Their Help

 

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease affecting hibernating bats in at least 29 states and 5 Canadian provinces. Despite extensive press coverage of the disease and devastation to bats caused by WNS, bats are still widely perceived by the public to be dangerous. To help change the negative perceptions and shed light on the benefits bats provide to ecosystem health, the Save Lucy Campaign was developed to provide information and educational resources targeted at youth.

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USDA Agencies Not Monitoring Conservation Compliance

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that oversees the United States Department of Agriculture's activities recently issued a report that found the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) were not adequately monitoring conservation compliance as required in all farm bills since 1985, according to the Wildlife Management Institute.

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Conservation Briefs

Conservation Briefs is a compilation of short news stories of interest to Outdoor News Bulletin readers. The stories cover a number of issues that have developed in the past month or provide updates on issues that were featured in previous ONB editions. Each story includes links to online resources for more details on each topic.

This Month:

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