‘State Of The Birds 2017′ Report Highlights Farm Bill’s Importance To Conservation

A new report highlights the importance of the Farm Bill to bird species across the U.S. The report, “The State of the Birds 2017,” documents the bill’s benefits to farmers, birds and rural communities. As an example, the report says the Farm Bill has helped increase the number of waterfowl in the Prairie Pothole Region…
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Pheasants Forever Names Renee McKeehen New Regional Representative For North Dakota

Pheasants Forever has a new regional representative in North Dakota. Jessica McKeehen starts her new job Monday, July 3. In the position, she will work with 26 local chapters and more than 4,000 members throughout the state to expend funds for wildlife habitat and conservation education on behalf of Pheasants Forever with local, state, and…
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Sportsmen’s Groups Outline Conservation Priorities In Advance Of Thursday Senate Committee Farm Bill Hearing

Conservation and sportsmen’s groups across the country will be keeping a close eye on Washington, D.C., on Thursday, when the Senate Committee for Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry holds a hearing on the future direction for the 2018 Farm Bill. As the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership said in a news release, the hearing takes place at…
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Conservation Groups Decry Proposed Cuts To Key Programs In Trump Budget

Conservation groups widely supported President Donald Trump’s naming of Ryan Zinke as Department of Interior secretary, but they’re pretty much unanimous in opposing the president’s proposed 2018 budget released today. “Trump budget walls off land and water conservation,” read the headline in a Trout Unlimited news release opposing the proposal. Here’s how the American Bird…
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UMC’s John Loegering Receives Award From The Wildlife Society

John Loegering, who teaches in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, recently received the Jim McDonough Award from The Wildlife Society. McDonough was a longtime Massachusetts wildlife biologist and one of The Wildlife Society’s founding fathers who died in 2008. The award in his name “recognizes a certified wildlife biologist…
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