Tag Archives: USDA

WDFW Commission sets waterfowl seasons, discusses elk with hoof disease

For more information on elk hoof disease, see WDFW’s recent news release at http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jun2314a/ and the department’s wildlife health webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/health/hoof_disease/.

With a record number of ducks counted on the northern breeding grounds this year, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved migratory waterfowl hunting seasons for this fall and winter during a public meeting in Olympia Aug. 8-9. The commission,

Olympic National Forest asks “Which roads are important to you?”

Olympic National Forest Seeks Input on Identifying a Sustainable Road System

The Olympic National Forest is hosting open houses asking the public to share the areas and roads they use on the Forest.  This information will help the Forest identify a financially sustainable road system that meets diverse access needs, minimizes

First participants in Conservation Stewardship Program can renew for five more years

USDA Conservation Stewardship Program

The first participants of the Conservation Stewardship Program with contracts approved in fiscal year 2010, have from July 11 until Sept. 12 to file an application to renew their contracts and make decisions on additional conservation activities that will benefit

Wildlife Department plans to survey elk with hoof disease, euthanize those with severe symptoms

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) plans to conduct a broad-based survey this summer of elk with hoof disease in southwest Washington and will likely euthanize those with severe symptoms of the crippling ailment. To help

Governor Jay Inslee announces steps to preserve SNAP benefits for Washington families in need

Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday announced steps to preserve Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for approximately 200,000 households in Washington. The changes will prevent the loss of nearly $70 million in federal SNAP benefits resulting from policy changes in

WDFW will hold two public meetings on hoof disease in S.W. Washington

Hoof Rot Disease

OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers believe they are close to determining the cause of hoof disease in southwest Washington elk and plan to hold two meetings in April to share results to date and answer questions from the public. The

DNR says groundbreaking research could save Washington Douglas fir

Washington Academy of Sciences

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the publication of an important new scientific report on root rot diseases in Douglas fir trees by a Study Committee of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. DNR

California Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Salad Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

WASHINGTON, November 10, 2013 – Glass Onion Catering, a Richmond, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products with fully-cooked chicken and ham that may be contaminated with

USDA issues health alert for some California chicken

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California after 278 people have fallen ill.

The USDA says that strains of Salmonella Heidelberg are

5th Annual Non Profit Leadership Conference in Ocean Shores

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. - The 5th Annual Nonprofit Leaders Conference for Coastal and Southwest Washington is right around the corner and includes some new and exciting features based on past participant feedback. The two-day conference will take place on Monday