Posts Tagged ‘USFWS’

Where the Wild Things Are: Wily Coyote

Where the Wild Things Are: Wily Coyote

Coyotes maybe the species most adept at adapting to changing habitats, climates and human activities. These tricksters thrive where other predators pass away.   One story stands out in my memory. I don’t remember the exact words—they don’t matter—but the story sticks with me: Long before European settlers touched foot in the Pacific Northwest, back [Continued...]

Christmas comes early for conservation program

In a move that would have made Tim Burton’s Jack Skellington proud, Congress gave conservationists a Christmas gift this Halloween! After years of frighteningly low levels of funding, Congress gave an incredible gift this Oct. 30 to the Department of Interior – most notably, the National Parks Service and the vital Land & Water Conservation [Continued...]

Washington’s Wolf Recovery Plan open for comment

Gray Wolf Conservation and Management | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. “The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) titled: Wolf Conservation and Management Plan for Washington. This is a non-project review proposal. Non-project review allows agencies and the public to focus on issues that are [Continued...]

National Wilderness Month established to honor 45-year-old Wilderness Act

On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law. In the intervening years, more than 100 million acres of public land in the United States have been protected from development and natural resource exploitation. In honor of this history event, President Obama issued this statement on September 3, 2009, applauding the  [Continued...]

Oregon Wolves? Not for long if USFWS has its way!

From the Center for BIological Diversity: Only a handful of wolves live in Oregon, where they are beginning to recolonize the state after a 60-year absence due to human persecution. With just two confirmed litters of pups born over the past two years, every wolf in the state is important. Right now, a federal sharpshooter [Continued...]

Wolves Lawyer Up, Head Back to Court

Wildlife advocates expected the Obama Administration to stand on the side of wildlife protections. Those hopes failed when new Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar upheld Bush administration plans to delist wolves from the Endangered Species Act, thereby allowing blood-red states like Idaho and Montana to paint targets on the wild wolves. In an effort [Continued...]