Ted Williams's Blog Archive 2012

$4.5 Million Fine for Scotts Highlights Need for Monitoring Bird Seed Safety

Contact: Robert Johns, 202-234-7181 ext.210, [email protected]

(Washington, D.C., February 7, 2012) The recent decision by Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. to plead guilty to charges of distributing insecticide-tainted bird seed highlights the need for continued monitoring of the safety of the nation's bird seed supply, says American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation's leading bird conservation organization. ABC is the only organization to have carried out independent, nationwide bird seed tests.

Mountain Lions Need Public Understanding

Kansas Audubon

Audubon of Kansas E-News
February 7, 2012

Achieving Co-existence With and Conservation of Mountain Lions Requires Public Understanding
We believe that positive conservation, research and management programs should be implemented for Mountain Lions in Nebraska, Kansas and other Great Plains states.

PA Trout Threatened

Pennsylvania's state forests are home to some the best remaining native and wild trout habitat in the east. Approximately one-half of Pennsylvania's state forests in the Marcellus Shale area - approximately 700,000 acres-have already been leased, and a state agency has determined that leasing any additional state forest lands will forever alter the wild character and ecological integrity of the state forest system. Despite the science, Gov. Corbett is considering leasing more state forest land to generate revenue to fill gaps in the state budget. The short-term financial benefit gained will be far outweighed by the long-term impacts to the irreplaceable and valuable forests in Pennsylvania - the places where Pennsylvanians have hunted and fished for generations.