After years of work, alongside WY Governor Matt Mead, Dept of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced on May 28 the release of 14 final land use plans revisions, which will guide land management on BLM and USFS-administered resources in 10 western states.Audubon will be looking over the 3 plans for WY and 1 for northwest CO, hopeful that these will be scientifically robust.The plans address issues identified by US Fish & Wildlife Service in a 2010 determination that found Greater Sage-grouse were deserving of protection under the ESA.
Nearly a century old, this law has already save billions of birds lives. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would be strengthening the implementation of the bill to better protect birds from modern-day threats (think windmills and cell phone towers), to ensure that the MBTA remains as powerful and effective as possible.
Spring is here, which means one thing for many birds — migration. You can be a habitat hero this season by transforming your yard into a haven for wildlife. Everything you need is right here — a list of bird-friendly native plants, tips on landscaping for birds, and instructions for a homemade bird feeder. So grow local.
The 2015 BioBlitz will be held this year at Heart Mountain preserve outside of Cody, Wyoming. It will bring together scientists and the public to survey for every type of organism we can find in an area within a couple of days. The BioBlitz will be a 24-hour event in which teams of scientists, teachers, volunteers, environmental educators, and community members join for