Defendants conducted illegal mountain lion and bobcat hunts, charging up to $7,500 per hunt, in Colorado and Utah. Credit: Justin Shoemaker / USFWS
Defendants conducted illegal mountain lion and bobcat hunts, charging up to $7,500 per hunt, in Colorado and Utah. Credit: Justin Shoemaker / USFWS

Guides Guilty in Hunting Conspiracy

August 21, 2014

A hunting outfitter/guide in Colorado and his top assistant have both pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy charges in connection with an illegal hunting operation that ran from 2007 to 2010. The pair and two other assistant guides routinely trapped, shot, and caged mountain lions and bobcats, later releasing the injured animals to provide sure-fire hunts and quick-to-kill trophies for paying clients.

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Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office biotech, Jason Marsh, holding a male Arctic Grayling collected from Red Rock Creek, Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Montana. Credit: USFWS

Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office biotech, Jason Marsh, holding a male Arctic Grayling collected from Red Rock Creek, Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Montana. Credit: USFWS

Private Landowners Keep Arctic Grayling from Needing Federal Protection

August 20, 2014

Significant conservation by private landowners has allowed Arctic grayling populations to more than double since 2006, when much of the work began. Thanks to these conservation partnerships, the Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the fish does not require protection under the Endangered Species Act.

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The Fish and Wildlife Service helped fund a conservation easement on more than 170 acres on Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay's Camp Grove Point in Earleville, Maryland. CREDIT: USFWS

The Fish and Wildlife Service helped fund a conservation easement on more than 170 acres on Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay's Camp Grove Point in Earleville, Maryland. Credit: USFWS

Service Works with Girl Scouts to Protect Threatened Beetle

August 19, 2014

The Girl Scout mission is to develop girls who "make the world a better place." Did you know that includes a better world for bugs, too? With an easement providing permanent protection on a Girl Scout camp in the Chesapeake Bay area, Girl Scouts are giving the federally threatened Puritan tiger beetle a strong boost toward recovery.

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