Natural Resources

It’s Leaf Peeping Season in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a destination of choice for people who travel to take pictures of the fall foliage which are also known as “leaf peeers”. The Commonwealth is among the best places in the world to see brilliant fall colors, according to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). …

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Asian insect known to kill native plants found in Indiana – NBC Chicago

Earlier this summer, a photograph of a spotted lantern taken in southern Indiana sparked a huge effort to eradicate the insect that is on the federally regulated list of invasive species. The photo of Vevay’s man was the first sighting of a spotted lantern in Indiana and was the most …

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UAPB program promoting land

After his 44-year career with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Charley Williams, a soil conservation veteran and alumnus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, shows no signs of slowing down in his career. He continues to serve small-scale and underserved farmers in Arkansas, introducing them to US Department …

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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Multi-State Dog Fighting and Drug Trafficking Investigation | Takeover bid

A well-known fighting dog trainer and breeder has pleaded guilty to a federal animal fighting charge following an ongoing investigation into a major dog fighting and drug trafficking ring in several states. Vernon Vegas, 49, of Suwanee, Ga., Pleaded guilty to conspiring to participate in an animal fighting business on …

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Missouri Department of Natural Resources Still Investigating Cause of Wilson’s Creek Contamination

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) – A local waterway is still polluted after more than two decades, and researchers are trying to understand why. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says it’s not sure it’s all tied to a single problem. Contamination of Wilson Creek dates back to at least 1998. …

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MNR to reopen eastern Washington lands as extreme wildfire danger diminishes

As improved weather signals the end of peak forest fire conditions, MNR resources and strategic response are essential to weather the difficult season. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reopening its land east of the Cascades to public access effective Thursday, September 16, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary …

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Eastern Washington Department of Natural Resources public lands reopened

Washington Land Commissioner Hilary Franz on Wednesday reopened to the public all of the Department of Natural Resources’ public lands east of the waterfalls. “I’m so excited,” Franz said. “I wish there was a ribbon cut where we could actually open up millions of acres of crown land in Washington …

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Letter to the Editor: Chaffee Rec Plan strives to preserve our region’s natural resources – by community contributor

Mr. Editor, I believe we are fortunate to live in such a wonderful place. Many of us who live in such a wonderful place feel obligated to guide growth in ways that protect the very reasons, including our natural resources, for which we have settled here. I have been involved …

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Montana to Update State Drought Management Plan | 406 Politics

Kurth noted that it will be important to understand past and present data and future trends, especially with “the uncertainty of weather conditions” to assess where the state is vulnerable and identify potential strategies. “As we all know, drought permeates all aspects of our lives,” Kurth told the committee. “Drought …

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SC Wildlife Scientists and Zoo Team Up to Save Waffle Frogs | State and regional news

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – Wildlife scientists and the Riverbanks Zoo are teaming up to save South Carolina’s endangered waffle frogs. The survival rate of frog eggs and tadpoles is extremely low, so the Department of Natural Resources finds the eggs in the wetlands of the Lowcountry and the zoo keeps …

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