The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership, one of 19 nationally recognized fish habitat partnerships in the United States, is providing financial and other support to three projects in 2015 that will help restore fish passage, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, maintain and improve hydrologic conditions, and characterize the temporal and spatial patterns of fish assemblages. PMEP, a consortium of federal, tribal sovereign nation, state, local government, and nonprofit...Read more
An assessment of AMD sources and impacts in 1987 concluded that mitigation of AMD in the Aaron Run watershed was feasible. Project funding for AMD mitigation was initially obtained in 2005. Project implementation, conducted by MDE’s Abandoned Mine Land Division, occurred through 2011. The project included construction of one limestone doser, one limestone leach bed, two successive alkalinity-producing system cells, and one oxidizing pond (Figure 2). The project also created 1 acre of...Read more
Last week, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 was introduced in the Senate which includes numerous legislative measures beneficial to anglers and hunters across the nation. Sponsored by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jim Risch (R-ID), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 contains measures that will benefit our nation’s sportsmen and women by providing increased access to our public lands and waters,...Read more
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) are pleased to announce the release of two reports that together form a foundation for better conservation and management of West Coast estuaries:
• Nursery Functions of U.S. West Coast Estuaries: The State of Knowledge for Juveniles of Focal Invertebrate and Fish Species
• An Inventory and Classification of U.S. West Coast Estuaries
The Nursery Functions of U.S. West...Read more
Our next National Fish Habitat Board meeting will take place in Arlington, VA all day Tuesday, March 3rd and a half-day Wednesday, March 4th at The Nature Conservancy’s headquarters offices (4245 North Fairfax Drive, across the street from the Ballston Metro station).
To assist staff with planning for the National Fish Habitat Board Meeting we ask that you RSVP as soon as possible, by going to the following Doodle link: http://doodle.com/...Read more
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today he has selected Kelly Hepler to serve as the next secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). Hepler currently serves as assistant commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG), a position he has held since 2010.
“I’m thrilled Kelly has agreed to serve as our next secretary of Game, Fish and Parks and happy that we could help bring him back to South Dakota,” said Gov. Daugaard. “His wealth...Read more
(Washington, DC) - The winners of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP)/American Fisheries Society (Habitat Section) Awards were honored for their extraordinary achievements at the Restore America’s Estuaries/Coastal Society Summit, in conjunction with the National Fish Habitat Board meeting on Wednesday, November 5th at the Gaylord Convention Center, just outside of Washington, DC. Tim Birdsong (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department) (Guadalupe Bass Restoration Initiative) and the...Read more
(Washington, DC) –Today, the National Fish Habitat Partnership released its second...