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Endangered species to get a reprieve under Biden administration plans

WASHINGTON — The lesser prairie-chicken, a rare dancing grouse once abundant on the Great Plains, could benefit again soon from the protection of the U.S....

Proliferation of pumping permits produces preposterous pipeline proposal

I hope you are sitting down. I have some startling news. I have learned that Florida people do not have a great reputation for...

FL Legislature, longtime enemy of conservation funding, OKs creating wildlife corridors

Eight years ago, I talked to a nature photographer named Carlton Ward Jr., an eighth-generation Floridian, about a crazy idea he had. To me, it...

National parks struggling with maintenance would get a boost under Biden budget request

Basic needs at the largest U.S. national parks top the Biden administration’s first proposed lists of projects to receive money through public lands trust...

Goliath grouper making a comeback in Florida, so let’s kill ‘em

This is a fish story. A really BIG fish story. Florida’s waters are as full of odd creatures as our streets are. We’ve got walking...

FL allowing mining of state-owned wetlands has a certain smell to it

I got another speeding ticket a couple of weeks ago. I’m not proud of that fact. It’s my first in quite a while, but...

FL’s first chief science officer talks about the job — and the controversy

Last week, I had coffee with a scientist named Tom Frazer. I was trying to nudge him to say some things about his former...

Florida advocate picked to oversee U.S. parks and wildlife pledges commitment to conservation

Florida’s Shannon Estenoz, tapped by President Joe Biden to oversee management of U.S. wildlife and parks, on Wednesday repeated the administration’s promises to increase...

Migratory bird protections to be permanently restored by Biden administration

The Interior Department plans to officially revoke a Trump-era rule that loosened enforcement of a longstanding law to protect migratory birds, the department said...
The Everglades

Biden’s ‘30 by 30’ conservation plan urges collaboration with private landowners

The Biden administration plans to broadly define conservation and encourage private landowners to adopt sustainable practices to meet a goal of protecting 30 percent...

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