Outdoor News Bulletin

Outdoor News Bulletin

September 2016 Edition | Volume 70, Issue 9 | Published since 1946

WMI Helps IWJV Promote Wet Meadow Conservation

The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) is hosting two positions to support efforts of the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) to conserve wet meadows on working lands in Southern Oregon and Northeastern California (SONEC). The SONEC Working Wet Meadows Initiative targets one of the most important staging areas for waterfowl in North America. Supporting 4.9 million waterfowl during spring migration, SONEC wet meadows serve as a critical migration stopover and breeding area for waterfowl, shorebirds, and waterbirds.

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WMI Landscapes

NAACC Partners Complete Stream Crossing Surveys

Over the past year the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC) has been working to increase connectivity of rivers and streams in the northeast by addressing fragmentation and obstructed flow through barriers such as culverts and bridges. The NAACC developed a standardized protocol for both citizen scientists and professionals to evaluate stream crossing impacts on hydrology so that the streams can be ranked to prioritize conservation efforts. In addition, the site hosts a database to compile the surveys as well as a map of the watersheds.

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Cooperative Research Unit Corner

A Race Against the Clock for Brook Trout Conservation

Are brook trout destined for extinction? That is a future that Shannon White, a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Tyler Wagner at the USGS Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Penn State University, is working to avoid. One challenge is that the tools available to fisheries managers focus on solving problems within a watershed, but are not prepared to tackle future species-wide problems like climate change.

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