Invasive Feral Hogs Threaten Habitat, Wildlife, Agriculture, Health

Whether hunted by Jeep or helicopter, with AR-15s or spears, feral hogs are no new game to American sportsmen. However, after decades of spread throughout the U.S. this invasive species continues to menace private landowners and public agencies. Research in the state of Michigan is quantifying just how destructive feral hogs can be to habitat, …

Local Conservation Projects Supported by SCI Chapters

Many SCI Chapters support conservation projects all around the world. SCI Foundation doubles the impact by awarding matching grants to these local efforts, increasing our on the ground footprint and diversity of conservation work. These projects range in scope from popular game species in SCI members’ backyards to anti-poaching operations and partnerships with state agencies …

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Comes Together Around White-Tailed Deer

The Michigan Predator-Prey Project has been SCI Foundation’s flagship North American conservation project for the last ten years. The Michigan DNR and Mississippi State University Carnivore Ecology Laboratory research team set out to discover why the Upper Peninsula’s white-tailed deer population did not recover after a large decline following 2 consecutive severe winters.  This work …

The Michigan Predator-Prey Story

From White-tailed Deer Research to Landscape Level Ecosystem Management: How SCI Foundation Led the Way in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula By SCI Foundation – Conservation Up in the backwoods of the Superior state, the outdoors is a way of life. With everything from moose to muskie, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.) has some of the best hunting and …

Chocolate Bear Baiting

Chocolate – rich and delicious. Everybody loves chocolate, and hopefully people are aware that it’s toxic to pets, especially dogs. But what you may not know is that chocolate is also toxic to wild animals and is an emerging issue for bears. Bears can come into contact with chocolate through the practice of baiting. Baiting is a common …

SCI Foundation Conservation Highlights

Since 2000, SCI Foundation has funded over 80 wildlife conservation projects in 27 countries. From white-tailed deer in your own backyard to African lions on the Serengeti plains, our research provides the the most accurate science to conserve species, improve habitat and support sustainable use management. To find out more, read our new Conservation Highlights HERE. This Conservation Highlights …

SCI Chapters Contribute to Conservation

With another year of matching grants funded, SCI Foundation is supporting a diverse array of SCI Chapter projects. SCI is built upon a network of chapters that work to further the Foundation’s mission. These chapters often partner with their local state agencies or research universities to sponsor on-the-ground conservation initiatives. Through these efforts, many wildlife …

Michigan Recognizes SCI Foundation on White-tailed Deer Research

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission adopted a resolution on February 11, 2016, commending years of research supported by SCI Foundation showing that white-tailed deer survival in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP) region is dependent on suitable wintering habitat. As a result of these findings, the state is now moving to improve the UP’s winter deer habitat …

2015 Conservation Success Stories

2015 has been a challenging year for conservation. That’s why SCI Foundation would like to highlight some of our success stories and thank you for helping to make them possible this year. In North America, SCI Foundation’s program targets numerous species across many different states and provinces. Our research provides the science needed to improve …