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January, 2013

Update: Senate Passes Sandy Relief Package

On Monday January 28, the Senate voted to approve (62-35) the $50.5 billion Sandy Relief Package passed by the House on January 15. President Obama says he plans to sign the bill as soon as he [...]

DOI Secretary Ken Salazar to Step Down

Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced his plan to step down from his position in March. Salazar will leave the Department of Interior after just over four years of service to return home to his [...]

Wildlife News Roundup (Jan 19-25, 2013)

Montana Houndsmen Support Bear Hunting, Oppose Mountain Lion Trapping (Billings Gazette via Missoulian) Montana houndsmen turned out in force to oppose a bill that would allow trapping of mountain lions and support one that would allow [...]

USGS Director, Marcia McNutt, Resigns

On January 11th, United States Geological Survey director Marcia McNutt announced her resignation, effective February 15th of this year. In her letter of resignation, McNutt called the USGS leadership top-notch and commented on the staff’s commitment [...]

House Passes Sandy Relief Package

The house voted Tuesday January 15th on the Sandy Relief bill, which consists of a base package of $17 billion in emergency relief and several amendments. One amendment would provide an additional $33.7 billion to repair [...]

Wildlife News Roundup (Jan 12-18, 2013)

Interior’s Ken Salazar Stepping Down (CNN) Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who led the response to the 2010 BP oil spill and administered a moratorium on offshore drilling, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down. The former [...]

Federal Rule Designating Critical Polar Bear Habitat Overturned

This month, U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R Beistline overturned a 2010 federal rule designating 187,000 square miles of critical polar bear habitat around the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in Alaska. While Judge Beistline remarked that [...]

Presidents Podium: Executive Director Hired

Like other TWS presidents before me, I commenced my term by identifying certain things I hope to accomplish this year — or at least to make substantial progress on. My agenda includes six items, selected because [...]

2013 Award Nominations

The Wildlife Society’s Awards Program honors individuals and groups who have made notable contributions to TWS and wildlife management and/or conservation. Please help us recognize deserving recipients by submitting your nominations for these awards. Please refer [...]

Annual Conference News

2013 Annual Conference Call for Proposals The Wildlife Society Annual Conference is taking place October 5-10 in Milwaukee. The deadline for proposals for workshops, symposia, panel discussions, breakfast roundtables, and special poster sessions is this Friday, [...]