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Mark Hofberg | The Wildlife Society News

Habitat Loss and Invasive Species Threaten Bird Populations, Report Finds

The U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative recently released the State of the Birds 2014 Report — an extensive review of bird populations in North America including current threats facing species as well [...]

FWS Expands Protection for Canada Lynx

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced its decision to expand protection for the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) under the Endangered Species Act. Originally listed as threatened in 2000 as a 14-state Distinct Population [...]

USDA Approves $328 million in Agricultural Conservation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $328 million in conservation easements as part of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) — a new Farm Bill initiative designed help landowners preserve productive farmland, ranchland, wetlands, [...]

Rare Frog Gets Federal Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced last week that it has finalized its decision to list the Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. This rare species — currently [...]

FWS Announces Grants to Fight White Nose Syndrome

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced last week that it will direct nearly $1.3 million in grants to state natural resource agencies to help fight the rapidly spreading bat disease known as White Nose [...]

NRCS Updating Conservation Practices

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced this week that it will be accepting comments on proposed changes to its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. The NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to landowners to implement [...]

FY 2015 Appropriations Update: Agriculture

Update  The House and Senate Appropriations committees have each approved bills to fund the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for FY 2015; those bills are now awaiting a vote by the full chamber before the end [...]

FY 2015 Appropriations Update: Interior and Environment

Before heading to August recess at the end of July, both the House and Senate developed appropriations bills that would fund the Department of the Interior (DOI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Forest Service [...]

FWS Bans Controversial Pesticides in Refuge System

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced last month that the use of neonicotinoid pesticides will be phased out throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) by 2016. In a memorandum to regional refuge chiefs, [...]

FWS Withdraws Listing Recommendation for Wolverine

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) officially withdrew its 2013 recommendation to list the wolverine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act this week despite disagreement from federal field biologists. The biologists recommended listing because, [...]