Mule Deer Foundation Commits $1 Million for 8,100-Acre Cinnamon Creek Property Acquisition

Salt Lake City, Utah – The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) provided $1 million to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) to support the acquisition of 8,107-acres of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) land. The purchase of the Cinnamon Creek property will ensure important mule deer habitat will remain accessible for public use.… Continue reading Mule Deer Foundation Commits $1 Million for 8,100-Acre Cinnamon Creek Property Acquisition

Senate Committee Advances Two Priority Public Lands Bills

MAPLand Act and Ruby Mountains Protection Act move one step closer to the finish line (Washington, D.C.)—The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today passed important legislation that would digitize public land maps and records for outdoor recreation and safeguard an iconic Western landscape from development. Both the Modernizing Access to our Public Land Act (S.904) and… Continue reading Senate Committee Advances Two Priority Public Lands Bills

House Votes to Advance $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill with Broad Implications for Public Lands and Waters

The Build Back Better Act invests heavily in public lands and waters, important habitat and key management programs; however, hardrock mining measures were stripped WASHINGTON – Following months of negotiations, the U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass a massive, $1.7 trillion spending bill using the budget reconciliation process. The Build Back Better Act… Continue reading House Votes to Advance $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill with Broad Implications for Public Lands and Waters

House Passes Reconciliation Package That Would Benefit Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Connectivity

The Build Back Better Act would secure funding for top conservation priorities, including habitat improvements across public and private land (Washington, D.C.) — This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) in a 220-213 vote, advancing conservation provisions that would have an impact on hunting and fishing opportunities… Continue reading House Passes Reconciliation Package That Would Benefit Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Connectivity

Mule Deer Foundation Commits $1 million for 8,100-acre Cinnamon Creek Property Acquisition

Salt Lake City, Utah – The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) provided $1 million to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) to support the acquisition of 8,107-acres of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) land. The purchase of the Cinnamon Creek property will ensure important mule deer habitat will remain accessible for public use.… Continue reading Mule Deer Foundation Commits $1 million for 8,100-acre Cinnamon Creek Property Acquisition

Outdoor Recreation Act to Modernize Federal Land Management

Bill will increase and improve outdoor recreation opportunities Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chair Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) introduced the Outdoor Recreation Act, a package of 14 provisions aimed at improving and increasing outdoor recreation opportunities, including recreational fishing, on federal lands. Building on recently enacted legislation such as the Great… Continue reading Outdoor Recreation Act to Modernize Federal Land Management

DU Films: Winous Point

Ducks Unlimited (DU) released the latest film in its online series, DU Films. In Winous Point, DU Films travels to Ohio, exploring the waterfowl and wetlands habitat at Winous Point Marsh Conservancy and historic Winous Point Shooting Club on the shores of Lake Erie’s Sandusky Bay. This film showcases hunters as wildlife conservation champions, providing funding and… Continue reading DU Films: Winous Point

DSC 2022 Artist of the Year: Jocelyn Russell

Wildlife artist Jocelyn Russell has been named the 2022 Artist of the Year for the 40th Anniversary DSC Convention to be held January 6-9, 2022. Her award will be presented during the Friday evening banquet in the Dallas Ballroom of the Omni Dallas Hotel. Russell, from Friday Harbor, Washington, has been exhibiting with DSC for… Continue reading DSC 2022 Artist of the Year: Jocelyn Russell

Senate confirms Bonnie to lead Farm Production and Conservation for USDA

Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Robert Bonnie as Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Bonnie is being elevated from his role as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for Climate at USDA. “Robert Bonnie has a strong track record advancing incentive-based conservation practices for all landowners,”… Continue reading Senate confirms Bonnie to lead Farm Production and Conservation for USDA

New NWTF Initiative Aims to Improve Critical Habitats along Rivers and Streams

EDGEFIELD, S.C.—The National Wild Turkey Federation announces a new landscape-scale initiative addressing critically urgent conservation needs in riparian ecosystems throughout its America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation regions. The Waterways for Wildlife Initiative will bolster the NWTF’s efforts to address degrading riparian health, specifically in its America’s Great Open Spaces and America’s Western Wildlands Big… Continue reading New NWTF Initiative Aims to Improve Critical Habitats along Rivers and Streams