Latest Natural resource management News

Agencies join to protect NC climate change-endangered plant

Sep. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Don't be deceived by their delicate, buttercup-like petals. Spreading avens are one tough piece of mother nature, growing out of cracks in the highest mountain cliffs in the Eastern United States, uniquely adapted to the rarified air and geology of the Southern Appalachians. But...

Communities search for ways to live with growing fire threat

Sep. 21, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Unless it's Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California's persistent wildfires drive residents away. Last year, California...

Federal land agency to relocate headquarters to Colorado

Sep. 21, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has signed a lease agreement in Colorado to solidify relocation of its headquarters from the District of Columbia. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported Friday that U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner announced the decision Friday saying it would bring at...

Lincoln husband, wife sentenced to illegally selling fish

Sep. 21, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man and wife who sold fish they had illegally caught in public waters in Kansas and other reservoirs have been sentenced to probation. Federal prosecutors for Nebraska say 49-year-old Phong Duong and 46-year-old Oanh Pham were each sentenced Friday to two years' probation...

Cougar encounter renews debate about threats from animal

Sep. 21, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Peter Idema has been running the trails and logging roads of Oregon State University's Dunn Research Forest near his Soap Creek Valley home for more than 30 years. But around 10 a.m. on Aug. 31, a routine run took an unexpected twist when he rounded a curve on a lonely stretch of...

Endangered fish swept through spillway, returned to river

Sep. 21, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For weeks in August, state and federal biologists worked to rescue endangered fish that had been swept out of the Mississippi River during a flood fight that lasted months. They waded, leaned out of boats, and worked neck-deep in water to net pallid sturgeon. The endangered sturgeon and...

White Bear Lake flourishes again with high water levels

Sep. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — At Admiral D's, a tavern and boat-rental business tucked in along White Bear Lake's west shore near Lion's Park, business is good this summer. Customers wanting to get out on the popular Ramsey County lake are renting more pontoons and boats, according to manager Heather Toot....

3 wolves moved to Isle Royale, helping rebuild population

Sep. 20, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Officials say four gray wolves from Michigan's Upper Peninsula were transported for resettlement in Isle Royale National Park to help restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain, though one of them died shortly after arriving. The National Park Service said Friday...

Brazil aims to deflect criticism over Amazon deforestation

Sep. 20, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In July, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro dismissed global concerns about fires raging in the world's largest rainforest, saying "The Amazon is Brazil's, not yours." Now, the far-right president's government has a new message: Everything's fine, and the rainforest is open for private...

Search ends following back-to-back grizzly attacks

Sep. 20, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials have ended their search for the grizzly bear or bears responsible for back-to-back attacks on hunters in the same area of southwestern Montana. Fish Wildlife and Parks spokesman Morgan Jacobsen said Friday that a helicopter flight and three days of ground searches...