Black bears occurred historically throughout the southcentral and southeastern United States, but due to unregulated harvest and land use change, bear abundance and distribution was markedly reduced. In Missouri, black bear abundance similarly declined and few bears were present in the state by the early 1900s. Arkansas, Missouri’s southern neighbor, conducted a black bear restoration […]
2020 has been widely described as “unprecedented” due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and associated impacts to every kind of human system. Here at the Camp Fire Program in Wildlife Conservation, we are thankful for the commitment and expertise of the hardworking, dedicated group of staff and students highlighted in this report. Because of […]
In April we had the honor of participating in the formal dedication of the Camp Fire Conservation Fund Conference Center coinciding with the Centennial Celebration of the Roosevelt Wild Life Station.
To honor select recipients of the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal award, the Camp Fire Conservation Fund offers an annual William T. Hornaday Silver Medal Scholarship. One scholarship recipient is chosen by Camp Fire from the Silver Medal winners each year. Consideration for this scholarship is automatic upon being awarded the Hornaday Silver Medal. On […]
The National Scouting Museum–Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico was officially dedicated on September 15th, 2018. After one and a half years of construction, the vision of combining the National Scouting Museum, previously located in Irving, Texas, and the Philmont Museum–Seton Memorial Library is complete. “These two historic institutions are now one comprehensive museum which […]