STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN NDGF PLOTS Guide now available online
For those of you like me who are counting the days until fall, a sure sign that hunting seasons are just around the corner now is online:
The North Dakota Game and Fish Departments 2014 Private Lan... Posted on 8/13/14 at 10:59 AM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Wisconsin announces duck season framework, new crossbow season
Wisconsin duck hunters will have a 60-day season opening Sept. 27, the Department of Natural Resources announced today . Waterfowl breeding populations in 2014 are mostly good to excellent in Wisconsi... Posted on 8/13/14 at 10:04 AM
STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH Wildlife crossing planned with Highway 85 expansion in Oil Patch
WILLISTON, N.D. A critter crossing large enough to accommodate moose will go under an expanded U.S. Highway 85 near Williston, helping wildlife travel through habitat thats now divided by heavy oilf... Posted on 6/29/14 at 12:05 AM
STAFF BLOG AREAVOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #81 - Tatted Lace and more
Happy soon-to-be 4th of July everyone!
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STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Oregon man brings veterans cause to N.D. Capitol
BISMARCKAn Oregon bicyclist determined to raise money and awareness for combat-wounded veterans is going to state Capitols across the country to spread his message.
On Thursday, Scot King of Remember... Posted on 7/7/11 at 10:23 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. – Supporters and opponents of a proposed ballot measure that would funnel millions of North Dakota oil tax dollars into a conservation fund locked horns in their first public debate Wednesday, arguing the fund’s cost, governance and potential impacts to farmers and ranchers.
Petitions delivered Monday would put proposal on Nov. ballot
BISMARCK, N.D. – If petitions delivered to state officials Monday check out, North Dakota voters will vote this fall on a politically divisive proposal to set aside some oil-tax money to protect natural areas and wildlife.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- A potentially expensive and contentious campaign over a proposed statewide conservation measure came one step closer to reality Monday when measure proponents submitted their petitions with signatures.
The group’s filing with the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office comes prior to the deadline of midnight Wednesday to turn in petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks sponsoring committee chairman Steve Adair said 550 volunteers across the state gathered signatures.
Biologists, game officials worry about species’ ability to rebound
FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota finds itself in the midst of a gigantic experiment concerning the sustainability of its wildlife populations.
The unknown: At a time of unprecedented pressures as varied as intensive energy development and plummeting conservation acreage, will susceptible wildlife species be able to rebound from inevitable stresses, such as severe winters or droughts?
North Dakota will learn the answer to that question in the coming years, as worried wildlife biologists and game officials watch dramatic change sweep over the landscape.
Attorney general reviewing audit for possible criminal, civil action
BISMARCK, N.D. – Eighteen firearms are still missing after a critical audit of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department found the agency hadn’t properly inventoried guns used in its hunter education program for at least eight years, department Director Terry Steinwand told lawmakers Wednesday.
Members of the Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee grilled Steinwand about the guns and a number of other deficiencies identified in the audit, including improperly reimbursing employees for meals, paying a landowner for hunting access on a tract of land he didn’t own and continuing to contract with a nonprofit organization that was involuntarily dissolved in 2003.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Before a proposed measure to divert millions of dollars from oil tax revenue for a conservation fund has even gained enough signatures for a spot on the ballot in November, organizations on both sides of the debate are gearing up to bring their fight onto the airwaves.
So here’s the thing about life out here in the summertime – there are traditions, things we must do, activities that come with the green grass and blue sky territory that scream sunburn and bug bites and dirty feet, sweat and beer in cozies, sunflower seeds and grab some lawn chairs, load up in the pickup and let’s go.
Awards include money for Grand Forks river access; exception made for playground equipment
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Industrial Commission awarded 17 grants totaling $2.5 million Tuesday from the state’s Outdoor Heritage Fund, less than half the amount doled out during the first grant round in January.
The second batch includes $75,000 to improve river access in downtown Grand Forks. The three-member commission also made an exception in approving $45,000 for playground equipment in Munich in northeastern North Dakota.
Project still needs federal approval
BISMARCK, N.D. – State regulators granted a permit Wednesday for a high-voltage power line that will cross the area of an 1864 battle between American Indians and Army soldiers in western North Dakota.
The Basin Electric Power Cooperative project still needs federal approval.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.-- A ballot initiative that would provide funding for wildlife conservation from oil tax revenues was discussed at a meeting held by members of the North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday night.
The proposed initiative — the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment — would use 5 percent of the state’s oil extraction tax to fund conservation efforts in North Dakota, which proponents say is seeing a drastic reduction in grasslands and wetlands that support local wildlife. The group needs 27,000 signatures by Aug. 6 to get the initiative on the November ballot.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The state Industrial Commission removed the most controversial part of a proposed “extraordinary places” policy before unanimously approving it Monday, deciding that permit applications for oil and gas drilling on private land shouldn’t be subject to a special public comment process.
The policy had undergone several revisions since Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem introduced it in December, and the three Industrial Commission members -- Stenehjem, Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring -- were inundated with more than 500 comments after delaying action at their Jan. 29 meeting to allow for more feedback.
GRASSY BUTTE — North Dakota’s bighorn sheep herd grew by 24 animals this month, with the relocation of two young rams and 22 ewes from the site of a coal mine near Jasper National Park in western Alberta.
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