2015 Roanoke River Striped Bass Season

February 26th, 2015

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will open the entire Roanoke River Management Area to striped bass harvest from March 1 through April 30, unless closed or extended through proclamation. The Roanoke River Management Area includes the Roanoke River and tributaries from Roanoke Rapids Lake Dam downstream to Albemarle Sound, including the Cashie, Middle and […]

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Elwha River Dam Removal Research

February 26th, 2015

The effects of dam removal are better known as a result of several new studies by government, tribal and university researchers. The scientists worked together to characterize the effects of the largest dam removal project in U.S. history occurring on the Elwha River of Washington State. New findings suggest that dam removal can change landscape […]

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USFWS Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG)

February 26th, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced more than $12.2 million in competitive grants to 10 states for projects to support recreational boating through the Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program. The Service will also release approximately $2 million in grants to 21 states willing to match a smaller program within BIG. Grantees […]

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Kanawha River Oil Spill

February 21st, 2015

photo credit: United States Coast Guard An unknown quantity of Bakken crude oil recently spilled into the Kanawha River near following a train derailment and fire. On Febrary 15th, a 109-car CSX train traveling from North Dakota to Yorktown, Va., derailed near Mount Carbon area of Fayette County. The train, carrying Bakken crude oil, derailed […]

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2015 Maryland Trout Stocking

February 3rd, 2015

Maryland Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists will begin stocking rainbow and brown trout in early February, depending on stream, ground and weather conditions. By the start of summer, more than 337,000 trout will have been released in about 130 streams and lakes statewide. The stocking schedule, trout regulations, an online trout stocking map, interactive […]

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