Category Archives: Species Management

West Nile Virus found in Michigan ruffed grouse

Dec. 4, 2017 Contact: Tom Cooley, 517-336-5034 or John Pepin, 906-226-1352 No evidence of human infection from eating properly cooked game For the first time, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in … Continue reading

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Rise of populism affects wildlife management in US

November 3, 2017 Source: Colorado State University Summary: A cultural backlash stemming from the rise of populism may limit opportunities for state fish and wildlife agencies to adapt to changing social values in the United States.   Researchers at Colorado … Continue reading

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Missouri confirms female mountain lion in Shannon County

    Robert Hemmelgarn Jan 27, 2017 COLUMBIA, Mo.  – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently received DNA results from a confirmed mountain lion in Shannon County. Those results indicated the mountain lion was a female with a probable … Continue reading

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Agencies raise standards for ESA listing petitions

 The Southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) is listed as threatened on the Endangered Species Act. ©USFWS/Randy Wilder By Emily Ronis Posted on September 30, 2016 by The Wildlife Society The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine … Continue reading

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Monarch Technical Coordinator Job Opening

The Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) is seeking a contractor to provide technical coordination and plan-writing services to assist MAFWA’s member states, plus Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and other interested states with Monarch Conservation efforts.

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