- Environmentalists press on with Maine lynx trapping lawsuit Updated: Aug-28-15 1:09 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A coalition of environmental groups is pressing ahead with a lawsuit it says will provide more protection for Maine's lynx, despite new trapping restrictions adopted by the state to safeguard the animals.
- Game panel delays decision on Mexican wolf permit appeal Updated: Aug-27-15 12:44 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Game Commission has delayed a decision on an appeal filed by federal officials who are seeking to release endangered Mexican gray wolves as part of recovery efforts in the Southwest.
- Feds: Giant burned area in SW Idaho can be rehabilitated Updated: Aug-26-15 9:55 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has the ability to reseed and rehabilitate a giant burned area on the Idaho-Oregon border where a wildfire scorched primary sage grouse habitat and grasslands needed by ranchers, the agency's director says.
- Bowfishing tournament in Mississippi River draws complaints Updated: Aug-26-15 5:46 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The teams of fishermen arrived with a seemingly unusual array of equipment - loud airboats, powerful searchlights and scores of bows and arrows.
- Northern Arapaho Tribe calls on feds to drop eagle appeal Updated: Aug-24-15 6:56 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Northern Arapaho Tribe is calling on the federal government to drop a legal appeal that's blocking the tribe from killing bald eagles for religious purposes on the central Wyoming reservation it shares with another tribe.
- US Fish and Wildlife Service seeks 160k acres in 4 states Updated: Aug-17-15 2:50 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would like to acquire more than 160,000 acres of land in 22 locations in the four states along the Connecticut River.
- 70 acres donated in Iroquois County for proposed refuge Updated: Aug-17-15 12:31 pm
KANKAKEE, Illinois - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received a donation of 70 acres of land in Iroquois County to go toward establishing the proposed Grand Kankakee Marsh Fish and Wildlife Refuge.
- Conservationists: Analysis about killing cormorants ignored Updated: Aug-12-15 6:55 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Conservation groups opposed to the ongoing killing of cormorants on the Columbia River to protect steelhead and salmon say they have documents showing a federal agency ignored a finding by its own biologists that the measure would not help the fish.
- Federal appeals court hears arguments on polar bear habitat Updated: Aug-11-15 6:34 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A federal plan designating a huge swath of the U.S. Arctic as critical polar bear habitat should be upheld over the objections of the state of Alaska, petroleum industry groups and communities along Alaska's north coast, a Justice Department lawyer told an appeals court Tuesday.
- Stocking program releasing 10,000 sturgeon in northern NY Updated: Aug-10-15 4:08 am
OGDENSBURG, New York - State fish biologists are releasing 10,000 lake sturgeon into northern New York waters as part of a restoration program for the threatened species.
- Plan would limit swimming with manatees at Florida refuge Updated: Aug-08-15 1:58 pm
HOMOSASSA, Florida - Federal wildlife officials are seeking public comment for plans to limit swimming among manatees at a popular Florida refuge.
- New Orleans monitoring marsh fire Updated: Aug-06-15 2:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are currently monitoring a marsh fire in eastern Orleans Parish.
- Wolf conservation hits permitting snag in New Mexico Updated: Aug-03-15 8:38 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal fish and wildlife officials are appealing to the state to reconsider its rejection of two permits related to Mexican wolf conservation efforts.