SPLIT SATURDAY. We’re working through a little morning rain and getting setup for a good weekend. In the meantime we catch up with organizations across the nation to see what’s happening in conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife and wild places in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: WAITING ON GREEN. Grass is starting to grow and spring is definitely springing.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 4/26 – Cooler – Hi 59, Lo 42, Wind N@14, G22
Tomorrow: Sun 4/27 – Nice One – Hi 70, Lo 40, Wind S@17, G28
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:10AM 11:35PM 3:47PM 3:24AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (6% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00AM. Before the wind picks up, get on a good bite in our Edge Hour with moonrise helping out.
POTHOLE POWER. Ducks Unlimited touts the new working lands incentive program rolled out recently by the USDA designed to protect and enhance those wetlands in the Prairie Pothole region of the country. The program will help farmers conserve sloughs and lowlands of two acres or less, prime areas for waterfowl nesting and rearing.
THAT’S GRAND. RMEF celebrates the permanent protection of the Grand Canyon of the Black Hills in eastern Wyoming, preserving wildlife habitat and scenic lands for generations to come. It opens 4,350 acres to public access and increases access to more than 8,000 acres of adjacent public land.
FINDING BALANCE. The National Wildlife Federation posits that expansion of energy programs throughout the country are threatening wildlife and hunting traditions. In the report the conservation organization calls for more oversight to prevent permanent damages to wildlife and natural places.