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WATCH 🎥 What Can Be Saved?: Owl vs Owl (Part 2)

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Since 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has killed more than 2,400 Barred Owls in a controversial experiment to stop the Spotted Owls rapid decline. The agency says it’s too early to know if it’s working, but critics say it’s wrong to kill one species to save another, even a threatened one. Watch:  What… Read More

pictures of a Spotted and a Barred owl

WATCH 🎥 What Can Be Saved?: Owl vs Owl (Part 1)

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In a controversial experiment, the U.S. government is killing one owl species to try to save another. The northern spotted owl population has been on the decline in the Pacific Northwest from logging across Washington, Oregon and California. After it was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1990, logging was halted on… Read More

A guide gives a tour of the Blue Rock State Forest

MRWIG 3rd Annual Forest Field Day & Potluck


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The Muskingum River Woodland Interest Group (MRWIG) is hosting our third annual Forest Field Day Saturday, October 26th.  Tour a recent prescribed burn at Blue Rock State Forest in the afternoon, wrapping up with a potluck, silent auction, and raffle, with the evening transitioning into a stargazing and astronomy program. Participants should expect some moderate-intensity… Read More

Land In 7 W. Va. Counties Acquired For Wildlife Management Efforts

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A nonprofit has bought nearly 19,000 acres of forest land in seven West Virginia counties aimed at increasing public access for hunting and wildlife-associated recreation. The Arlington, Virginia-based Conservation Fund announced the land purchase Thursday. A statement by the organization says the land was bought at the request of the state… Read More