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…
Read More

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…
Read More

Field & Stream Names N.D. Man ‘Conservation Hero Of The Year’

A North Dakota man has been named “Conservation Hero of the Year” by Field & Stream magazine. The national magazine announced this morning that it had bestowed the honor on Ryan Krapp of Bismarck. The Heroes of Conservation program, now in its ninth year, is dedicated to honoring volunteers involved in grassroots projects that protect…
Read More

Farm Bill Plays Well Among Conservation Groups

Not surprisingly, the Farm Bill passed this morning by the U.S. House of Representatives is playing well with conservation groups across the country because of its provisions aimed at protecting soil and water resources. The House passed the bill with a bipartisan vote of 251-166. Among the bill’s conservation provisions are measures to re-couple conservation…
Read More

‘Give To The Max Day’ In Minnesota

Today is “Give to the Max Day” in Minnesota, and organizations across the state are asking people to donate to their favorite nonprofit groups and schools. For hunters and anglers, that means conservation groups such as Pheasants Forever, the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and the Izaak Walton League, among others. From midnight to 11:59 p.m.…
Read More