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Local Pheasants Forever officers elected

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Pheasant Country, Mitchell’s chapter of Pheasants Forever, recently elected its 2014-15 officers, including a re-election of President Dave Allen.

The banquet directors are Deb Kuchera, Brad Zimmerman and Justin Morrison.

The board of directors…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pheasants Forever putting $15K toward pollinator habitat program

January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Pheasants Forever is concerned about the birds and the bees.

That’s why the national organization is utilizing $15,000 from recently awarded grants toward its new South Dakota Pollinator Habitat and Education program.

South Dakota Pheasants…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

USDA extends deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program signup

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota Ag Connection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program for fiscal year 2014.

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USDA extends deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program signup

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota Ag Connection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program for fiscal year 2014.

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South Dakota GFP Commission eyes refuge changes

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks commissioners are looking at changing two of the state’s game refuges to waterfowl refuges.

The plan they’re studying would also eliminate three waterfowl refuges.

One change would reclassify …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

South Dakota GFP Commission eyes refuge changes

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks commissioners are looking at changing two of the state’s game refuges to waterfowl refuges.

The plan they’re studying would also eliminate three waterfowl refuges.

One change would reclassify …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pheasant Summit participants will get survey

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FORT PIERRE — A state Game, Fish and Parks Department official said Friday that hosting the governor’s pheasant summit last month cost about $13,000 and the GF&P’s piece will be about $4,000.

Those costs were in addition to the time worked…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pheasant Summit participants will get survey

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FORT PIERRE — A state Game, Fish and Parks Department official said Friday that hosting the governor’s pheasant summit last month cost about $13,000 and the GF&P’s piece will be about $4,000.

Those costs were in addition to the time worked…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Western governors show wildlife maps

December 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Scott Sonner

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Governors in 16 states are unveiling a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region’s environmental treasures from Puget So…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Study says US can’t keep up with loss of its wetlands

December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

By The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Over a four-year span, the United States lost more than 360,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands to fierce storms, sea-level rise and booming development along the coasts, according to a newly releas…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com