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Agroforester harvests berries, mushrooms, honey in woods

Apr. 21, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Willie Huston's house overlooks a lush landscape. His kitchen is littered with various books on plants, fungi and conservation ecology, and a milk jug full of Spencer's Coffee grounds, fluffy white mycelia and young mushrooms. Outside, a Siberian husky mix named Oli shifts between...

Wildlife officials offers tips on dealing with wild turkeys

Apr. 21, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Wild turkeys are becoming an increasingly common site on city and suburban streets in Massachusetts — sometimes leading to aggressive interactions with people and pets. Those interactions can increase between March and May, which is breeding season for wild turkeys. Some may exhibit...

Minnesota conservation officer thrown off boat, dies

Apr. 20, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer died after being thrown from a boat while responding to a call about a possible body in a lake near Pine City. Minnesota Public Radio News reports the officer has been identified as Eugene Wynn. He'd...

Quasi-public agency finances clean water projects

Apr. 20, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A quasi-public agency says it's financing nearly $50 million in clean water projects in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank said Friday the Narragansett Bay Commission received $45 million for system-wide sewer improvements, green storm water infrastructure and...

Nevada Assembly against expanding Nellis range into refuge

Apr. 20, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Assembly has gone on record as opposing proposed expansion of the Nellis Air Force Base testing and training range into the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. The Nevada Appeal reported Thursday that Democratic Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen of Las Vegas supported an...

Mississippi: Automatic renewal on hunting, fishing licenses

Apr. 20, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is offering an option for people to automatically renew their hunting or fishing licenses. The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says in a news release that the new feature is on the customer portal of its website. People can choose the automatic renewal when...

State officials warn of timber theft spurred by high prices

Apr. 20, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials in Ohio say timber theft has increased due to high prices for white oak and black walnut. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Forestry is offering tips to help residents prevent thefts on public and private land. Division Chief Dan Balser says in a...

The Latest: Oklahoma City bombing Survivor Tree DNA lives on

Apr. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on efforts to sustain a tree symbolizing hope following the Oklahoma City bombing (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil....

Bobcat survives deadly California wildfire, has 4 kittens

Apr. 19, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A young bobcat that survived a massive and deadly wildfire in Southern California last year has given birth to four kittens, wildlife officials said Friday. Biologists recently found the bobcat's den in dense vegetation in a large residential backyard in Westlake Village just...

Colorado wildlife officers kill 1st bear of 2019

Apr. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Colorado have killed a bear near Meeker after previously relocating it from Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports that Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers killed the bear Monday after it disturbed a farmer's beehive. Officers...