Updates from October, 2010

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

How to get a record flock of whoopers? Add water

October 31st, 2010 | Related Press

The largest migrating flock of whooping cranes in the wild is set to return to Texas in record numbers over the next few weeks. State and federal wildlife officials say they expect as many as 290 cranes to make the trip from their nesting grounds […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Science being used to plan future of San Antonio Bay

October 29th, 2010 | Related Press

The history of environmental resource management is rife with examples of planning and projects gone awry. A good example is the Florida Everglades, where years of haphazard planning and ill-conceived projects began to starve the vast wetlands of critically needed fresh water. Recent efforts to […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems

Whooping Crane Migration Update October 21, 2010

October 22nd, 2010 |

Tom Stehn, Whooping Crane Coordinator of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues his first report of the season: Whooping cranes are currently spread all the way from the nesting grounds to the wintering grounds. The first two whooping cranes have arrived at Aransas in […]

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CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER TIMES

Biologists expect record number of whooping cranes this winter

October 22nd, 2010 | Related Press

Although they’re about a week behind schedule, the two whooping cranes that touched down this week in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge are the forerunners of what is expected to be a record-setting flock. The rising numbers are encouraging for biologists who study the endangered […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE

Record Number of Whooping Cranes Expected To Reach Texas This Fall

October 21st, 2010 | Related Press

AUSTIN – Things are looking up for the endangered whooping crane. The bird made news two years ago when a record number of crane deaths were reported during drought conditions on the Texas coast. But according to state and federal biologists, flock numbers have rebounded, […]

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WHOOPING CRANE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION BLOG POST: WHOOPING CRANE CURRENT REPORTS

Whooping Crane Recovery Update

October 12th, 2010 | Related Press

The Aransas-Wood Buffalo population (AWBP) of whooping cranes rebounded from 247 present in the spring of 2009 to 263 in the spring, 2010. With 46 chicks fledging from a record 74 nests in August, 2010 the flock size should reach record levels this fall expected […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

OMAHA WORLD HERALD

Volunteers to watch for cranes

October 12th, 2010 | Related Press

Two training sessions are scheduled for volunteers to help watch this fall for migrating whooping cranes in Nebraska. The first free, one-hour session is at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Crane Trust. The other is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nebraska Nature and Visitor […]

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CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Aransas County, state and federal officials tour Cedar Bayou

October 12th, 2010 | Related Press

FULTON — The mood before a boat ride to Cedar Bayou was upbeat after Aransas County officials recently heard that a long sought plan to reopen the silted-in waterway is closer to fruition. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife and National Marine Fisheries Service recently approved […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems

AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN

Massive deal proposed to move water from counties east of Austin to San Antonio

October 11th, 2010 | Related Press

Hoping to broker a massive deal that would send water from beneath counties east of Austin in a $400 million pipeline to San Antonio, the general manager of a Central Texas river authority has asked the region’s chief private water developers to convene in Seguin […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management