SCI Foundation Visits New Predator-Prey Project in the Field

After a four-hour early morning drive from SCI Foundation’s Washington, DC office on Capitol Hill, we found ourselves on the top of a steep ridge miles into the thick and thorny woods on our hands and knees. We had traced the coordinates of a GPS-collared young male black bear to this exact location and were …

No More Crying Wolf in Washington

“Where winter wolves bark amid wastes of snow and ice-clad trees.” (Whitman, Walt. “Song of Myself.” 1855.) For almost eighty years wolves were absent from the Cascade Mountains. In 2008, gray wolves began recolonizing the northwestern United States and reestablishing packs in Washington. Four years later, the University of Washington, the USDA Forest Service, and …

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 …

SCI Foundation Helps Manage White-tailed Winter Habitat

SCI Foundation recently partnered with Iron Range Consulting & Services Inc. and Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on a new habitat management project for Lake Gogebic in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan. The DNR has worked with SCI Foundation on a myriad of wildlife related projects including moose, black bears, waterfowl and now …

Weekly Update: A Glimpse in to the Studio

As SCI Foundation’s Artist of the Year Cynthie Fisher finishes the final touches on this year’s painting, we asked for a sneak peek into her studio to follow her finishing touches on this year’s masterpiece. Ms. Fisher tells us that once her initial layout is established and general sketches are in place, she paints the …

Weekly Update: Cynthie Fisher Finishes First Sketches Of This Year’s Painting

SCI Foundation’s Artist of the Year, Cynthie Fisher, has begun the initial stages of her painting that will be auctioned off at the 2014 Annual Hunter’s Convention. SCI Foundation had the oportunity to speak with Cynthie about her composition process. When asked about her initial sketch she said, “when I try to come up with …

SCI Foundation’s 2015 Conservation Artist of the Year Is….

SCI Foundation is pleased to announce its 2015 Conservation Artist of the Year, Cynthie Fisher. As an avid hunter and wildlife enthusiast from Hamilton, Montana, Fisher began painting unique animal behaviors and interactions learned from a lifetime of studying and observing wildlife. The painting will depict a white-tail deer in low afternoon lighting, which is …