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Apr 03

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Recognize Conservation Professionals at 8...

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever recently presented five wildlife professionals with Conservation Service Awards during the 84th North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference in Denver, Co.


Jul 16

WAFWA Partners Sign Agreement to Enhance Western Fish and Wildlife Resource...

WAFWA President Curt Melcher, AFWA President Virgil Moore, and BLM Assistant Director of Resources and Planning Kristin Bail sign MOU.


Mar 13

American Angler: Grass Roots

Western Native Trout Initiative Spotlight


Dec 06

Easements for Endangered Species

The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) published a case study about collaborative efforts to conserve the lesser prairie-chicken in five western states.


Aug 02

Forbes: Regulators' Delisting Of Lesser Prairie Chicken A Win, And A Test, ...

On July 20, 2016, ten months after a U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas judge ruled that federal regulators erred in finding the lesser prairie chicken “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) finalized its delisting decision. The decision not only validates the work of a public-private bird-conservation partnership, it will also test the viability of such state-based efforts.


Jul 26

AMI Newswire: Prairie Bird Loses its Endangered Status, but Conservation Ef...

Environmentalists concerned about the fate of the lesser prairie-chicken had their feathers ruffled twice over the past week.

First, the new GOP platform objected to the bird’s inclusion on the endangered species list. Second, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially stripped the chicken of its federally protected status. 


May 11

Bloomberg BNA: Federal Appeal of Prairie Chicken Decision Dropped

"The Obama administration has dropped its appeal of a federal court decision that overturned the listed of the lesser prarie chicken as a threatened species."


Apr 05

MRT: Report: Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation Efforts Succeeding

A month after Senior U.S. District Judge Robert Junell upheld his September 2015 ruling overturning the listing of the lesser prairie chicken as “threatened,” a second-year update offered good news on the species.


Mar 28

Houston Chronicle: Sandoval: Voluntary efforts are helping prairie chicken

It's been nearly two years since the lesser prairie-chicken was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and a little more than five months since a federal judge vacated that listing, removing federal protections. While some are dismayed at the reversal, a closer look at the issue is cause for cautious optimism.


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