Category Archives: Wildlife Legislation

Secretary Zinke Applauded

  Washington D.C. (March 2, 2017) The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies applauds today’s announcement of Secretarial Order 3346 and Secretarial Order 3347 by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. These orders revoke a non-toxic ammunition and fishing tackle … Continue reading

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Northern Wisconsin congressman looks to remove gray wolves as endangered

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:00 am U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy introduced legislation Tuesday that would return authority to states for determining the protected status of gray wolves. The Wausau Republican’s plan would let states manage Western Great Lakes and … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Takes Steps to Protect Watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

    December 15, 2016 Agencies deny sulfide-ore copper lease renewal application; Commit to further study of potential impacts of mining near pristine watershed WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture today announced important … Continue reading

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Iowa case centers on state’s power to stop deer disease from spreading

Grant Rodgers , grodgers@dmreg.com 7:40 p.m. CST November 16, 2016 White tail deer congregate in a harvested bean field to forage for food. The high fences at the Pine Ridge Hunting Lodge in southeast Iowa were put up to keep … 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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