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Wayne Hubbard (left) with council coordinator Joshua Winchell. CREDIT: Urban American Outdoors
Wayne Hubbard (left) with council coordinator Joshua Winchell. CREDIT: Urban American Outdoors

Focus on Diversity: Urban American Outdoors’ Wayne Hubbard Named to Hunting Council

September 04, 2015
Recognizing the importance of diverse audiences to the future of hunting and conservation, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed Wayne Hubbard, co-founder and host of Urban American Outdoors, to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council. The council advises the departments on wildlife conservation, habitat conservation and hunting.
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Every Kid: Inspired, Exploring, Connected video. Credit: USFWS
Every Kid: Inspired, Exploring, Connected video. Credit: USFWS

Let’s Get Every Kid in a Park… That Means Refuges, Too

September 01, 2015
America's public lands and waters are living classrooms. Starting today, all fourth-graders and their families can visit national wildlife refuges, national parks, monuments, seashores and more for FREE. No fourth-grader in the family? Don't worry. Most refuges are always free.
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goldenrod growing on rock face. Credit: USFWS
White-haired goldenrod, Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky. Credit: Michael Floyd, USFWS

Service Proposes Delisting White-haired Goldenrod, Takes Positive Step with Partners on Behalf of Kentucky Arrow Darter

August 31, 2015
At a special event at Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky, federal and state officials celebrated two conservation milestones for the state. Following decades of collaboration between federal and state agencies and non-profit organizations, the Service proposed removing the white-haired goldenrod – a plant unique to eastern Kentucky – from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to recovery.

Also signifying the level of proactive conservation the ESA is inspiring in Kentucky, the Service signed a Candidate Conservation Agreement with the Forest Service on behalf of the Kentucky arrow darter, a small fish found in headwater streams of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

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