Outdoor News Bulletin

Outdoor News Bulletin

July 2006 Edition | Volume 60, Issue 7 | Published since 1946

ONB survey

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USDA creates NRCS Agricultural Wildlife Conservation Center

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced in June the creation of a new Agricultural Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) in Madison, Mississippi, reports the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI). The AWCC will be an arm of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). It anticipates an initial budget of approximately $3 million, to develop and transfer wildlife habitat management technologies applicable to working lands. L.

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NRCS assists woodcock restoration in the Northeast

The soon-to-be-released Woodcock Conservation Plan calls for active management on public and private forestlands to return woodcock populations to 1980 levels. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has stepped to the plate by joining the coalition that is advancing woodcock recovery in the Northeast, reports the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI).

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