Jennifer Miller, an artist from Olean, N.Y., is the winner of the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Miller’s acrylic painting of a pair of ruddy ducks will be made into the 2015-2016 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or Duck Stamp, which goes on sale in late June 2015. Of 186 entries in this year’s competition, 17 entries made it to the final round of judging today.Eligible species for this year’s Federal Duck Stamp Contest were the brant, Canada goose, northern shoveler, red-breasted merganser and ruddy duck.
Conservation efforts by private landowners and many other partners have brought the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel, included on the first list of endangered species in 1967, back from the edge of extinction, and the Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove it from the Endangered Species List.
The Service has extended the comment period on a proposed policy that would give landowners credits for efforts that benefit declining species. These conservation credits could later be redeemed to offset actions that are detrimental to a species or they may be sold to a third party.
|Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Register Notices Final Rule Proposed Rule Notice|
|09/18/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Symphyotrichum georgianum as an Endangered or Threatened Species|
|09/18/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Eriogonum kelloggii (Red Mountain buckwheat) and Sedum eastwoodiae (Red Mountain stonecrop) as Endangered or Threatened Species|
|09/17/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule To Remove the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife|
|09/12/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Georgia Rockcress|