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WAFWA in the News

WAFWA in the News
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Monday, September 16, 2019

The Western Native Trout Initiative (WTNI) is awarding more than $200,000 in grant funding for eight projects benefiting native trout species across the West. 

Posted by WAFWA at 9/16/2019 11:30:00 AM
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Find about how we were featured in Esri for our latest conservation efforts across North America. 

Posted by WAFWA at 7/2/2019 4:13:00 PM
Friday, May 10, 2019

The Lesser Prairie-Chicken Translocation project wrapped up trapping in Kansas recently. The project moved birds from Kansas to Colorado.  Wildlife biologists are documenting movements that have never before been recorded, providing direct feedback to inform habitat management, and adding critical data to range-wide management of lesser prairie-chickens that will inform future policy decisions. This is the largest translocation effort of lesser prairie-chickens ever completed.



Photo Credit: Bill Vogrin

Posted by WAFWA at 5/11/2019 2:44:00 AM
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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.

Posted by WAFWA at 4/3/2019 2:54:00 AM
Monday, July 16, 2018

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

Posted by WAFWA at 7/16/2018 9:14:00 PM
Monday, March 12, 2018

Western Native Trout Initiative Spotlight

Posted by WAFWA at 3/13/2018 12:35:00 AM
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

Posted by WAFWA at 12/6/2017 9:45:00 PM
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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.

Posted by WAFWA at 8/2/2016 2:46:00 PM
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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. 

Posted by WAFWA at 7/26/2016 10:18:00 PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"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."

Posted by WAFWA at 5/11/2016 7:41:00 PM
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