October 6, 2020 to October 8, 2020

North American Invasive Species Management Association Annual Conference

The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) is holding its 27th Annual Conference virtually. Addressing a wide variety of invasive species management and policy concerns, the conference offers professional development and networking opportunities to invasive species managers in North America and beyond.


"747 Soars Past The Competition As Katmai’s New Fat Bear Week Champion"

"Like all good things, Fat Bear Week has come to its inevitable end. A week ago, 12 of Katmai National Park and Preserve’s chunkiest chunks began a cutthroat competition. Now, after a single-elimination bracket allowed voters to choose their favorite pudgy predators, a single beefy brown bear reigns supreme."

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 10/07/2020

Long-Delayed Trump USGS Study Finds That Climate Threatens Polar Bears

"After stalling for months, a top Trump official released a polar bear study by government scientists Friday that highlights the endangered animals’ vulnerability to climate change and the fact that proposed oil drilling in Alaska would probably encroach on their habitat, causing more stress."

Source: Washington Post, 10/05/2020

"$215M in BP Oil Spill Money To Restore Louisiana Marshes"

"Louisiana will get nearly $215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects planned to restore more than 4,600 acres of marsh and other habitat in the New Orleans area, Gov. John Bel Edwards said."

Source: AP, 10/01/2020


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