Audubon Climate Watch May 15 to June 15, 2022

Climate Watch is sponsored by the National Audubon Society (NAS) & will take place this spring: May 15-June 15  Climate Watch takes place during two distinct seasons—winter (January 15-February 15) and summer (May 15-June 15). Like the Christmas bird count this is a chance to help create “citizen science” for birds. Climate Watch focuses on these target species: …

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May 23rd Draft Hard Rock Mining Ordinance – Continued Pennington County Planning Commission

ONGOING MEETINGS ON DRAFT HARD ROCK MINING ORDINANCE – PENNINGTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION May 23rd @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm It takes a while to review and write ordinances. In addition to Feb 9th hearing, it has also since been heard or continued on February 28th, March 28th, then April 25th, then May 23rd …

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May 23rd Deadline to Comment on USFWS proposal to list the northern long eared bat as endangered

May 23rd is the deadline to Comment on USFWS proposal to list the northern long eared bat as endangered. Link to the Federal Register Notice: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-03-23/pdf/2022-06168.pdf USFWS will accept comments received or postmarked on or before May 23, 2022. Comments submittedelectronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m.Eastern Time on 5/23/22 (1) …

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June 2022 SD Game, Fish and Parks Commission Meeting – hybrid

The SD Game, Fish and Parks June Commission Meeting will be both by Zoom and face-to-face (In Aberdeen, SD) .  The meeting will be 1 pm-5 pm MT on Thursday June 2nd, and 8 am-12 am MT on Friday June 3rd, Written comments can be submitted at https://gfp.sd.gov/forms/positions/. The deadline to send in written comments …

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Deadline to send written comments on Wyomings triennial review of cougar and wolf hunting rules

Wyoming is doing their triennial review/rewrite of their Mt Lion hunting regulations,  wolf hunting regulations and take of non-game wildlife. Public comments are due June 3rd, the Commission meeting is July 18th-20th & various public meetings will be held in mid May (5/9/22-5/19/22) in various locations around Wyo.. We object to the current Wyo. Black …

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June 4th, PHAS Field Trip

Jedediah Beadle our Field-trip Chair, will lead a field trip on June 4th. Destination is undecided but we will meet at Outdoor Campus West in Rapid City at 7:30 am. Jedediah (207) 310-4665,  jedediahbeadle@gmail.com; , Nancy Hilding 605-787-6466, nhilding@rapidnet.com,

Meade County Commission Public Hearing on Section Line Relocation at GFP proposed shooting range.

Meade County Commission Public Hearing on Section Line Relocation at GFP proposed shooting range (near Elk Vale Road and Elk Creek) at 1 pm on Tuesday June 28th, Go to Board docs for details and agenda of the Commission meeting, using this link. https://go.boarddocs.com/sd/meade/Board.nsf/Public 6/28 agenda likely won't be posted till the Friday before the …

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