Press Releases

April
17,
2019
Today the U.S. Forest Service made public their proposal to amend the Thunder Basin National Grassland management plan to strip protections for prairie dogs and the habitat they create for numerous species.
April
16,
2019
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) released its proposed edits to the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan (Wolf Plan).
April
11,
2019
The Senate voted to confirm Acting Secretary David Bernhardt to be Secretary of the Interior (56-41).
April
08,
2019
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) released its annual wolf report today.
Senate confirms former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt as interior secretaryopens in new window
Former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to lead the Interior Department, an agency that controls nearly half a billion acres of public land and the vast amount of oil and gas mineral resources resting beneath it.
11
Apr
2019
www.washingtonpost.com
Documents: CBP Ignored Federal Biologists’ Input on Border Wallopens in new window
Border security officials visited wildlife preserves in Starr County, then blew off the recommendations of the scientists they brought along.
10
Apr
2019
www.texasobserver.org
Survey: More Mexican gray wolves roaming southwestern USopens in new window
More Mexican gray wolves are roaming the American Southwest now than at any time since federal biologists began reintroducing the predators more than two decades ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday.
08
Apr
2019
www.apnews.com
U.S. Fish and Wildlife denies Endangered Species Act protection for eastern hellbendersopens in new window
Just as the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has called on the public to help locate and document sightings of the declining population of eastern hellbender salamanders to help in recovery efforts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided not to list the salamander as an endangered species.
05
Apr
2019
www.citizen-times.com
Documents: Border wall could impact 15% of Rio Grande refugeopens in new window
Nearly 90 miles of recently funded border wall and its accompanying enforcement zone likely will run through more than 13,000 acres of federally protected wildlife refuge lands along the Rio Grande, according to U.S. government communications obtained by the American-Statesman.
29
Mar
2019
www.statesman.com