- Highland Dam removal creating new concerns Updated: Jun-23-16 4:57 pm
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - The partial demolition of the Highland Dam has caused new problems in the West Fork River, including dropping water levels and exposed sewer lines.
- Decision on reviled sea birds has foes feeling helpless Updated: Jun-22-16 11:37 am
FOUR BROTHERS ISLANDS, New York - Biologists worry a decision by a federal judge to block programs that control double-crested cormorants in 24 states could set back their efforts on the birds, blamed for despoiling islands in Lake Champlain where they nest.
- Groups want court to end capture, killing of red wolves Updated: Jun-21-16 4:13 pm
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - Three conservation groups have asked a federal court to halt the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service practice of capturing and killing red wolves in eastern North Carolina, and to end the authorization of landowners to do the same thing.
- Lamprey treatment planned for Long Lake Outlet near Alpena Updated: Jun-19-16 5:02 pm
ALPENA, Michigan - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to apply a chemical treatment to Long Lake Outlet near Alpena to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom.
- Feds suspend plan to restrict boating at Havasu Refuge Updated: Jun-17-16 5:10 pm
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has suspended its proposal to limit recreational boating at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.
- Researchers to meet with feds about threatened sparrow Updated: Jun-17-16 11:45 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A group of wildlife researchers will meet with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in September to discuss a conservation plan for the salt marsh sparrow.
- Legislation drafted for transfer of bison range Updated: Jun-11-16 6:09 pm
PABLO, Montana - The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have drafted legislation for returning the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership.
- Judge calls for temporary halt to Mexican gray wolf releases Updated: Jun-10-16 8:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal wildlife managers will not be allowed to release any Mexican gray wolves into the wild unless they get permission from the state of New Mexico.
- Federal authorities: Eagle's death not foul play Updated: Jun-09-16 5:00 pm
ALBERT LEA, Minnesota - Authorities no longer suspect foul play in the death of a bald eagle in southern Minnesota.
- Wildlife officials kill wolves near Lander after calf deaths Updated: Jun-09-16 8:58 am
LANDER, Wyoming - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has authorized killing four wolves after ranchers near Lander have had three verified livestock killings by the animals.
- Reward offered following killing of E. Idaho grizzly bear Updated: Jun-07-16 10:05 am
ISLAND PARK, Idaho - Authorities say a federally protected grizzly bear has been illegally killed in eastern Idaho and are offering a reward of at least $5,000 for information leading to the person or persons responsible.
- Changes considered after federal wolf expert retires Updated: Jun-05-16 4:56 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - A federal wolf expert has retired, and the federal Fish and Wildlife Service says it is not planning to fill the position because the agency doesn't expect to be in charge of wolves after legal steps have been made to take wolves out of the hands of federal managers.
- Feds considering endangered listing for moose in 4 states Updated: Jun-02-16 6:23 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Federal officials said Thursday they will consider extending protections under the Endangered Species Act to moose in four upper Midwestern states, including Minnesota, where the hulking symbol of its northern woodlands has suffered a steep population decline in the past decade.
- US adopts near total ban on African elephant ivory sales Updated: Jun-02-16 9:18 am
WASHINGTON - The federal government will enact a near total ban on the domestic sale of African elephant ivory under federal regulations issued Thursday.
- Researchers release hundreds of endangered toads in Wyoming Updated: Jun-01-16 8:34 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The release of more than 900 Wyoming toads in a valley Wednesday could lay the groundwork for helping the critically endangered species and other amphibians resist a devastating fungus, researchers say.
- Money secured for Corunna Dam removal, river restoration Updated: Jun-01-16 4:03 pm
CORUNNA, Michigan - Shiawassee County officials say they have received the final grant money to pay for the removal of dam and restoration of the site.
- Mussels to be removed from Iowa, Illinois bridge in July Updated: Jun-01-16 12:30 pm
DAVENPORT, Iowa - The first of an estimated half million mussels are expected to be relocated from the Mississippi River at the beginning of July as part of the Interstate 74 bridge project.
- Experts hope frigatebirds follow fake calls to old nests Updated: May-31-16 4:41 am
KEY WEST, Florida - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has set up a sound system in the remote, uninhabited islands west of Key West in the hopes of enticing magnificent frigatebirds back to abandoned nesting sites.