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Butterfly species added to list of endangered species

October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Two species of butterflies are now protected under the Endangered Species Act.
The Dakota skipper and Poweshiek skipperling have suffered population declines due to loss and degradation of their native grasslands, according to th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Butterfly species added to list of endangered species

October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Two species of butterflies are now protected under the Endangered Species Act.
The Dakota skipper and Poweshiek skipperling have suffered population declines due to loss and degradation of their native grasslands, according to th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesotan’s research could help save Galapagos finches

May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — A hummingbird in a person’s hand was the ripple that started the wave that overcame a Duluth schoolgirl named Sarah Knutie and set her on the path to becoming a biologist.

“As cheesy as it sounds, it was the first time I went to Haw…continue reading on dglobe.com

Wildlife service determining whether sage grouse in SD, other western states should be protected

October 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Jason Dearen

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal wildlife officials on Friday proposed to list as threatened populations of greater sage grouse in Nevada and California in an effort to save the struggling species, a decision that promises to pose new cha…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Miller man ordered to pay $85,000 for killing whooping crane

February 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Jeff Blachford, of Miller, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to one count of violating the Federal Endangered Species Act.
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Wildlife biologist says ferrets near Mobridge could be wild

December 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

It’s the first sighting of a wild black-footed ferret since a colony was discovered in Wyoming three decades ago.
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Debate over fire retardant toxicity rages

June 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

New regulations aim to protect plants, animals.
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Rapid City event highlights sage grouse, black-footed ferrets as endangered species

May 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Presentations in Rapid City on black-footed ferrets and sage grouse are highlighting the 6th Annual Endangered Species Day celebration on Friday evening. Continue Reading

EPA approces N.D.’s plan to protect endangered species

January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the federal Environmental Protection Agency is giving North Dakota more of a voice when it comes to protecting endangered species from exposure to pesticides. Goehring says the EPA has approved a plan that will protect endangered species in the state while still being “reasonable” for pesticide users. Continue Reading

EPA approces N.D.’s plan to protect endangered species

January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the federal Environmental Protection Agency is giving North Dakota more of a voice when it comes to protecting endangered species from exposure to pesticides. Goehring says the EPA has approved a plan that will protect endangered species in the state while still being “reasonable” for pesticide users. Continue Reading