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Notes from the President: Finding Balance

I ride a unicycle and often find myself thinking about balance. I’ve learned I can do all sorts of surprising things when firmly balanced on one wheel… playing hockey, riding marathon distances, or winding down a mountainside on bumpy dirt trails. Conservation is likewise about finding balance in challenging circumstances – that elusive balance that results in win-win solutions for people and wildlife and thereby builds broad public support for conservation.

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Make your voice heard for cranes, wetlands and clean water!

Since January, we have a faced a dizzying array of proposed policy changes and budget cuts at the national level. These include potential cutbacks to the Endangered Species Act, Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Water Rule, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and reduced commitments to climate change agreements and our National Wildlife Refuge system.

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A Sandhill Crane Hunt in Wisconsin?

In early 2017, a state-wide discussion was re-ignited after the Wisconsin Conservation Congress included a question about a Sandhill Crane hunting season in their annual spring hearing questionnaire.

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Notes from the President

This past February, Wisconsin legislators introduced an assembly bill that would authorize the hunting of Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin. The bill was defended as a necessary measure to reduce crop depredation caused by Sandhill Cranes, and to enable farmers to apply for wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments.

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ICF Plants the Seed for Solving Crane-Related Crop Damage

An effective solution for damage that Sandhill Cranes cause to planted corn seeds has been used in record amounts during the just-completed 2012 planting season and represents a win-win solution for both conservation and agriculture. Developed by the International Crane Foundation (ICF) and Arkion LLC, Avipel® has been available to farmers since 2006.

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Sandhill Crane Crop Damage

How do you develop an effective, but non-toxic, repellent to prevent cranes from damaging corn crops? Over the past 40 years, the population of Sandhill Cranes has grown dramatically in the upper Midwest, with birds moving into new locations and increasing in density in other areas. As the population has grown, farmers have experienced increasing [...]

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Sandhill Crane Conservation

A Sandhill Crane on the farmlands of central Canada. Photo by Tom Lynn ICF’s long-term research on Sandhill Cranes in central Wisconsin, ongoing since 1990, has yielded results as varied as solutions to crop damage to information on the genetics of breeding crane populations. These research projects aid in our understanding and protection of cranes and the landscapes they use in North

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