THANKFUL FOR A WORLD THAT IS SUSTAINING FOR US

  Most Americans have an idea of what they should be thankful for during Thanksgiving. However, Dr. Shane Mahoney has stated in his 2014 keynote address to Pheasants Forever and Quail Unlimited, “There is not a thing that we have of value, not our capacities as human beings, not our families, not our freedoms, not …

Kodiak Brown Bears Thrive on Sitkalidak Island

Native Americans and brown bears have coexisted in the Kodiak archipelago for thousands of years. Here in the western Gulf of Alaska, a rich coastal ecosystem and genetic isolation has led to the evolution of the legendarily large Kodiak brown bear subspecies. Hunting these famous bears is not only a spiritual experience, but provides Native …

SCI Foundation Attends NAFWS Conference

Staff from the SCI Foundation’s Conservation program attended the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society’s (NAFWS) 34th annual conference last week in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The meeting was hosted by the Oneida Nation, which provided attendees with delicious meals of bison and walleye from the tribe’s farm. SCI Foundation has partnered with several Native American …

Conservation Auction Tags Raise $92,000 for Wildlife!

  Thank you to everyone who participated in today’s Conservation Tag Auction! With your support, we raised $92,000 that will be directed back into conservation on tribal lands. The 2016 Conservation Tags included: White Mountain Apache Elk: $50,000 Navajo Nation Mule Deer: $19,000 Acoma Pueblo Elk: $23,000 Total: $92,000 This auction and these tags continue …

Issue of the Week: Yellowstone Bison Management

By the late 1800s, the North American bison was nearly extinct. In 1902, the two dozen bison left in Yellowstone National Park were some of the only remaining in the wild. Thanks to a massive national restoration effort, the species has recovered to around 20,000 today. The bison, one of America’s greatest conservation success stories, …

Conservation Auction Tags at SCI Convention

The Conservation Tag Auction is in just two weeks! SCI Foundation is hoping to break our fundraising goal with this auction at the 2016 SCI Convention. Proceeds generated go directly to tribal natural resource agencies to conduct research and management projects in the field. Read last week’s First for Wildlife post for more information on …

Issue of the Week: Conservation on Tribal Lands

Native American tribes are once again donating big game hunting tags to the 44th Annual 2016 SCI Convention. SCI Foundation and our Native American partners are excited for this year’s Rocky Mountain Elk tag from the record breaking White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona, Mule Deer and Desert Bighorn Sheep tags from the Navajo Nation, …