2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest Winner. Credit: Jennifer Miller
2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest Winner. Credit: Jennifer Miller

New York Artist Wins 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with Ruddy Ducks Painting

September 20, 2014

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.

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At twice the size of the common gray squirrel, and with a much fluffier tail, this critter is not your average squirrel. Credit: Guy Willey

At twice the size of the common gray squirrel, and with a much fluffier tail, this critter is not your average squirrel. Credit: Guy Willey

Partnerships Lead Recovery of Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel

September 19, 2014

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.

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Landowners replace native prairie cordgrass on their properties in the Midwest. Credit: USFWS

Landowners replace native prairie cordgrass on their properties in the Midwest. Credit: USFWS

Public Asked for Comment on Proposal Regarding Voluntary Prelisting Conservation Actions

September 19, 2014

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.

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