Submitted by Mary Pfaffko on July 8, 2013 - 11:40am
The 2013 State of the Birds: Report on Private Lands was released yesterday by USDA Secretary Vilsack and DOI Secretary Jewell. The report was produced by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI). http://www.stateofthebirds.org
State Wildlife Grants were identified as a tool for bird conservation on private lands:
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism uses State Wildlife Grants to provide cost-sharing assistance to private landowners for restoring native grasslands for Lesser Prairie-Chickens (pg 11).
Submitted by Mary Pfaffko on November 9, 2012 - 10:30am
The Best Practices for State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs) report was approved by the Teaming With Wildlife (TWW) Committee at the AFWA Annual Meeting in September 2012. The goal was to raise the bar for SWAPs by identifying best practices based on innovations and lessons learned from the years since SWAPs were developed.
Submitted by Mary Pfaffko on May 15, 2012 - 1:46pm
Piping Plover numbers are up! The number of breeding pairs has more than doubled from when it was listed as a federally threatened species in 1986 to nearly 1,800 pairs today—close to the range-wide recovery goal of 2,000 pairs!
Submitted by Mary Pfaffko on August 20, 2012 - 8:19am
At 555 organizations signed on to the letter to Senators Reed (RI) and Murkowski (AK) supporting funding in FY13 for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program, we are well past our original goal of 300. Thank you so much for your support! The House Appropriations Committee proposed a massive 50% cut to the program and the letter is intended to show the Senate that there is strong grassroots support for the program.