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House Interior appropriations bill clears first hurdle | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

House Interior appropriations bill clears first hurdle
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wildlife.org House Interior appropriations bill clears first hurdle By Laura Bies Posted on May 23, 2019 A greater sandhill crane (Antigone canadensis) wades in the water at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, one of the hundreds of national wildlife refuges that stand to benefit from an increase in fund...

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House committee considers grizzly take legislation | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

House committee considers grizzly take legislation
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wildlife.org House committee considers grizzly take legislation By Laura Bies Posted on May 21, 2019 Under new legislation, hunting and other take of grizzly bears would be prohibited in the contiguous United States. ©USFWS The House Natural Resources committee is considering an act that would prohibit grizzly ...

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Sea level rise and predation threaten saltmarsh sparrow population | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org Sea level rise and predation threaten saltmarsh sparrow population By Dana Kobilinsky Posted on May 16, 2019 An adult saltmarsh sparrow. Saltmarsh sparrows are likely to go locally extinct in a New Jersey refuge in 20 years. ©Sam Roberts Seaside (Ammodramus maritimus) and saltmarsh sparrows (A. cau...

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House sets spending levels for 2020 budget | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org House sets spending levels for 2020 budget By Laura Bies Posted on May 15, 2019 Funding for wildlife and parks could increase under spending level recently set by the House. ©USFWS Top-level funding for programs in the U.S. Department of the Interior and related agencies would see an increase in Fi...

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Robert Wallace nominated for leadership position at Interior | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

Robert Wallace nominated for leadership position at Interior
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wildlife.org Robert Wallace nominated for leadership position at Interior By Laura Bies Posted on May 14, 2019 Robert Wallace has been nominated to oversee fish, wildlife and parks at Interior, while many other key posts remain vacant. ©USFWS In early May, President Trump nominated Robert Wallace for Assistant ...

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House committee advances bill to limit Arctic refuge drilling | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

House committee advances bill to limit Arctic refuge drilling
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wildlife.org House committee advances bill to limit Arctic refuge drilling By Laura Bies Posted on May 8, 2019 The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is often called the biological heart of the refuge. ©Lisa Hupp/USFWS Last week, the House Natural Resources Committee advanced legislation that ...

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‘Shot in the dark’: UV light deters cranes from power lines | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

‘Shot in the dark’: UV light deters cranes from power lines
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wildlife.org ‘Shot in the dark’: UV light deters cranes from power lines By Dana Kobilinsky Posted on May 8, 2019 Sandhill cranes are at risk of colliding with power lines as they approach their roosting sites at dusk. ©James Dwyer, EDM International Mounting ultraviolet lights that shine on power lines red...

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Threatened martens enjoy Oregon beach solace | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

Threatened martens enjoy Oregon beach solace
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wildlife.org Threatened martens enjoy Oregon beach solace By Joshua Rapp Learn Posted on May 7, 2019 A male Humboldt marten in the Oregon Dunes wears a radio collar attached by researchers. ©Mark Linnell, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station A threatened species of martens seems to have opted ...

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New White House policy targets federal agency science use | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

New White House policy targets federal agency science use
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wildlife.org New White House policy targets federal agency science use By Laura Bies Posted on May 7, 2019 A new Office of Management and Budget policy would affect how agencies ensure the quality of the data they rely on. ©Diego Cambiaso The White House Office of Management and Budget recently issued a new pol...

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Site Visit Insights: A Silicon Valley startup for species | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

Site Visit Insights: A Silicon Valley startup for species
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wildlife.org Site Visit Insights: A Silicon Valley startup for species By the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Posted on May 3, 2019 Channel Island foxes, like this one on Santa Cruz Island, proved perfect prey for golden eagles. ©Gary Roemer Site visits are critical to helping scientists learn more about species...

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TWS responds to USGS attempts to limit conference engagement | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org TWS responds to USGS attempts to limit conference engagement By Laura Bies Posted on May 2, 2019 USGS biologists work on Laysan duck (Anas laysanensis) translocations from Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Under a recently proposed internal policy, USGS employees’ conference travel would be m...

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Ski resort sojourn helps captive-bred marmots survive wild | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

Ski resort sojourn helps captive-bred marmots survive wild
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wildlife.org Ski resort sojourn helps captive-bred marmots survive wild By Joshua Rapp Learn Posted on May 2, 2019 Vancouver Island marmots are endangered and endemic to the British Columbia island. ©Jamie Gorrell Releasing captive-bred marmots into a “cushy” ski resort area for a year improves their chance...

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Interior signs anti-trafficking agreement with Vietnam | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

Interior signs anti-trafficking agreement with Vietnam

wildlife.org Interior signs anti-trafficking agreement with Vietnam By Lauras Bies Posted on May 1, 2019 The endangered pangolin is the most trafficked animal in the world. ©U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed a memorandum of understanding last week with Vietnam’s Minister...

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Wild Cam: Carnivores caught candid roaming the suburbs | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org Wild Cam: Carnivores caught candid roaming the suburbs By Joshua Rapp Learn Posted on April 29, 2019 A gray fox appears in Raleigh, North Carolina. ©eMammal.org Suburban life can be great for carnivores. There’s plenty of green space, and it can be fairly peaceful — as long as they get along wi...

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eBird program informs songbird conservation across Americas | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org eBird program informs songbird conservation across Americas By Joshua Rapp Learn Posted on April 26, 2019 Researchers looked at 117 songbird species like the Canada warbler (Cardellina Canadensis). ©Cameron Rognan/Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen scientists involved in the eBird program are helpi...

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New conservation agreement to benefit monarchs | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org New conservation agreement to benefit monarchs By Laura Bies Posted on April 24, 2019 Under a new agreement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will work with partners to conserve monarchs along energy and transportation rights-of-way. ©Laura Perlick, USFWS The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service propos...

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Invasive birds fill critical seed dispersing role in Hawaii | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org Invasive birds fill critical seed dispersing role in Hawaii By Joshua Rapp Learn Posted on April 19, 2019 The invasive Japanese white-eye was one of the most common seed dispersers in Hawaii. ©Sean MacDonald Introduced bird species in Oahu, Hawaii may disperse seeds of native plant species long aft...

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TWS submits testimony on agriculture appropriations | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org TWS submits testimony on agriculture appropriations By Laura Bies Posted on April 18, 2019 This 12-acre wetland in Iowa, which provides habitat for migrating waterfowl and other wildlife, was created through the Wetlands Reserve Program, a precursor to the current Agricultural Conservation Easement....

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Fluctuating temperatures could threaten turtle populations | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org Fluctuating temperatures could threaten turtle populations By Andrew Moore and David Frey Posted on April 18, 2019 Climate change threatens the painted turtle, a species that undergoes temperature-dependent sex determination. ©Nicole Valenzuela Rising temperatures aren’t the only climate-related ...

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California condors to be reintroduced in Pacific Northwest | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

California Condors to be reintroduced in Pacific Northwest #wildlifesociety

wildlife.org California condors to be reintroduced in Pacific Northwest By Laura Bies Posted on April 17, 2019 Condors will be released into the Pacific Norwest under a new proposal from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ©U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region California condors (Gymnogyps c...

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Mowing for monarchs | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org Mowing for monarchs By Dana Kobilinsky Posted on April 16, 2019 Periodically mowing perennial grasslands may help recover monarch butterflies. ©MSU It may seem like taking a weed wacker to perennial grasslands where monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) feed on their only food source, milkweed, is...

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Researchers find ‘tipping points’ in salt marsh survival | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org Researchers find ‘tipping points’ in salt marsh survival By David Frey Posted on April 15, 2019 The costal marsh at Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, about 65 miles north of St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to a multitude of species. ©Joyce Kleen/USFWS Marshes are as particular as goldil...

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Bright lights, big cities, big problems for migrating birds | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org Bright lights, big cities, big problems for migrating birds By Joshua Rapp Learn Posted on April 11, 2019 Caption: An American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) died from a collision, potentially due to being attracted by artificial night lights in New York City. ©Ben Norman The effects of bright citi...

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Human emotion and behavior at bird feeders may impact conservation | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

Human emotion and behavior at bird feeders may impact conservation #wildlifesociety

wildlife.org Human emotion and behavior at bird feeders may impact conservation By Dana Kobilinsky Posted on April 10, 2019 A dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis), an American goldfinch (Spinus tristis), and a house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) feed on sunflower seeds. Bird watchers report that cold weather influenc...

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Researchers reveal higher historic tortoiseshell trade numbers | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org Researchers reveal higher historic tortoiseshell trade numbers By Dana Kobilinsky Posted on April 10, 2019 Researchers found historical trade of hawksbill tortoiseshell likely killed six times as many sea turtles as previously thought. ©Kyle Van Houtan/NOAA Historic trade of critically endangered h...

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Fall of the monarchs | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org Fall of the monarchs By Andrew Moore Posted on April 9, 2019 The monarch butterfly migration is one of the longest known of any insect. © Rick Hansen/USFWS Over the last two decades, the number of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) in North America has plummeted by approximately 90 percent — ...

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House subcommittee discusses wildlife conservation bills | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

House subcommittee discusses wildlife conservation bills. #wildlifesociety

wildlife.org House subcommittee discusses wildlife conservation bills By Laura Bies Posted on April 3, 2019 A recent House subcommittee discussed several bills related to wildlife conservation. ©Lisa Hupp/USFWS The Water, Oceans and Wildlife subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee met last week to...

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How do you conserve rare snails? Dig into their picky diet | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

How do you conserve rare snails? #wildlifesociety

wildlife.org How do you conserve rare snails? Dig into their picky diet By Joshua Rapp Learn Posted on April 2, 2019 Chittenango ovate amber snails only live on one side of a single waterfall in Chittenango Falls State Park in New York state. ©Credit Wendy P. Osborne It was a test of patience for researchers wh...

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Bill would limit drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

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wildlife.org Bill would limit drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge By Laura Bies Posted on April 2, 2019 The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is home to more designated wilderness than any other refuge with the National Wildlife Refuge System. ©Hillebrand/USFWS The House Natural Resources Energy...

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Hellbenders are picky about finding the perfect rock to call home | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

Hellbenders are picky about finding the perfect rock to call home. #wildlifesociety

wildlife.org Hellbenders are picky about finding the perfect rock to call home By Joshua Rapp Learn Posted on April 1, 2019 Selecting a 'just right' rock — too tiny for one's bigger neighbors — could help young hellbenders avoid getting eaten. ©Phil Colclough/Zoo Knoxville Home hunting is always a challenge...

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Satellite images can track remote sea turtle nests | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

Satellite images can track remote sea turtle nests
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wildlife.org Satellite images can track remote sea turtle nests By Joshua Rapp Learn Posted on May 24, 2019 Satellite images of sea turtle tracks can help conservation efforts. ©Cumberland Island National Seashore When tracking the nesting habits of turtles that circumnavigate the globe, it’s sometimes necess...

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05/23/2019 press release from County Administrator, Brad Homman, in regards to the flooding situation in Dickinson County. http://www.dkcoks.org/DocumentCenter/View/6644/PRESS-RELEASE-5-23-19

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On Farms and Ranches, Every Day is Earth Day

content.govdelivery.com By: David Schemm, State Executive Director, Kansas Farm Service Agency and Karen Woodrich, Kansas State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service

[04/21/19]   Earth Day Conservation Challenge
Day 41
Skip fast food.

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Day 40
Only wash full loads of laundry.

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Day 39
Carpool to work.

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Day 38
Eat less meat or find meat from local farms.

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Day 37
Measure your detergent for laundry. Don’t overload.

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Day 36
Reuse water bottles and plastic bags.

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Day 35
Create a lawn watering schedule using a watering calculator.

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Day 34
Install water-efficient appliances and showerheads.

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Use sustainably sourced beauty products.

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Day 32
Turn lights off before leaving your home.

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