Category Archives: Current Issues

TRAPPING MATTERS WORKSHOP

A “Trapping Matters” Workshop will be held on February 7, 2017 from 10am – 5pm at the ND Game and Fish Department Auditorium. This workshop will help participants understand and better communicate the benefits of regulated trapping to wildlife management. Participants will leave with scientifically sound information and be trained in skills that will make them effective communicators on the subject.

Workshop cost is $30 and lunch is included.

Register online:  

northdakotachapterofthewildlifesociety.wildapricot.org/Upcoming-Events

For additional information contact Stephanie Tucker at 701-220-1871 or satucker@nd.gov or download the flyer here: Trapping Matters Workshop Flyer

Conservation Note #4

The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.These notes cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in ND. Click on Conservation Note # 4 -_State Needs To Play A Bigger Role in Conservation! For more information on this note, contact Mike McEnroe, President, ND Wildlife Federation, (memcenroe@bis.midco.net) or Rick Nelson, President-elect, NDCTWS, bluebill@bis.midco.net.

Conservation Note – Landowners Support Conservation!

The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.These notes cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in ND. Click on Conservation Note #3 – Conservation Notes 3_Landowners Support Conservation  For more information on this note, contact Mike McEnroe, President, ND Wildlife Federation, (memcenroe@bis.midco.net) or Rick Nelson, President-elect, NDCTWS, bluebill@bis.midco.net.

The Bismarck Tribune features “Lake Oahe land transfer under fire”

A quiet movement is underway among the Governor’s Office, and Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp to institute federal legislation to transfer approximately 9,000 acres of federal land above elevation 1620 feet along Lake Oahe to private or state ownership.  Most of the area is in the upper reaches of Lake Oahe and includes about 2,000 acres of Wildlife Management Area. Please read more about this in a story written by Lauren Donovan in the Bismarck Tribune.  http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/lake-oahe-land-transfer-under-fire/article_6956d365-ff58-5f44-b810-2e0754be16a5.html

PRAIRIE MATTERS

The North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society is launching a new Facebook, Blog and Instagram site called “Prairie Matters”. The intent of this site is to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of native prairie on the northern Great Plains.

Among the topics that we will be highlighting this summer and fall include:

  1. Species of plants and animals that are iconic symbols of native prairie.
  2. Research being conducted on plants and animals found in the northern Great Plains.
  3. Species of conservation concern.

This site is NOT a political forum; the goal is to simply get people to care about and value this unique ecosystem and the plants and animals that depend upon it.

So please like and share these sites with friends and colleagues.

https://prairiematters.org/

https://www.facebook.com/prairiematters/

https://www.instagram.com/prairiematters/

 

 

Outdoor Recreation Conservation Note #2

The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.The monthly notes cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in ND. Click on Conservation Note – Outdoor Recreation 2 for the second monthly installment. For more information on this note, contact Mike McEnroe, President, ND Wildlife Federation, (memcenroe@bis.midco.net) or Rick Nelson, President-elect, NDCTWS.

Outdoor Recreation Conservation Note

The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.The monthly notes will cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in our State. Click on Outdoor Recreation Conservation Note for the first monthly installment. For more information contact Al Sapa (asap@bis.midco.net)

Improved Wetland Protection Legislation Introduced in Manitoba

Province to introduce lake-friendly legislation to protect Manitoba’s rivers, lakes, and wetlands. Read more by clicking on

http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=36856&posted=2015-11-24