May 10, 2015
Paul Marinari, senior curator for the Center for Species Survival at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, jokingly likened a trip around the 3,200-square foot institute near Front Royal to the classic Steven Spielberg film “Jurassic Park.”
A living laboratory
May 8, 2015
Driving along scenic Route 522, south of Historic Front Royal, one can catch faint hints of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s campus through the hillside trees.
Skyline Drive tunnel reopens after being closed for a few days
May 8, 2015
Mary’s Rock Tunnel along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park reopen Friday.
Wasting disease prompts extreme measures
April 26, 2015
With fawn season approach quickly for whitetail deer, the conversation of deer population management might have a different tone with the slowly expanding threat of chronic wasting disease.
Lights, camera, action
April 23, 2015
Residents and wildlife enthusiasts now have the opportunity to witness the rehabilitation of three black bear cubs first-hand.
Researcher: New Panama lab a boost to conservation efforts
April 21, 2015
A new research lab in Panama will give researchers of the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation (PARC) Project an extra leg up in its conservation efforts.
Cave week to focus on bat conservation
April 13, 2015
For its annual Cave Week, the Virginia Cave Board has decided to center on a topic typically reserved for horror
State spring gobbler season forecast promising
April 1, 2015
The spring gobbler season is fast approaching hunters statewide, and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is expecting better harvest numbers for 2015.
A rare breed, indeed
March 16, 2015
Researchers with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal recently helped in the successful captive breeding of a rare Panamanian species of poison dart frog.
Duck in recovery at wildlife center
March 12, 2015
Conservation police officers from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries recently rescued a bluebill duck — or lesser scaup — after discovering it immobile on Stoney Creek in Edinburg.
Fall hunting data released by state
March 11, 2015
Fall harvest numbers were down for deer and turkey, but increased for bears in 2014, according to data from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Deer disease detected in Shenandoah County
March 4, 2015
The slow progression of chronic wasting disease has made its way to Shenandoah County, and two positive cases were detected in Frederick County, near the West Virginia state line.
Shedding light on pollinators
March 1, 2015
Jessica Rykken is looking to shed some light on pollinator diversity.
Park funds pollinator research project
February 23, 2015
Shenandoah National Park has announced the first project under a new research grant program, according to a Feb. 20 news release.
Bill to allow remote trapping regulations
February 19, 2015
A bill passed by the Virginia General Assembly this week will allow the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to set regulations regarding remote trapping.
Another equine virus case reported, quarantined
February 18, 2015
Another case of the deadly equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy has been detected in Loudoun County.
Spring wildfire season underway
February 15, 2015
Sunday marked the beginning of the Virginia Department of Forestry’s spring wildfire season.
February 8, 2015
National Parks are seemingly always faced with non-native, invasive species that threaten the ecological livelihood of protected land.
Coyote lottery plans advance
February 8, 2015
WOODSTOCK — A private lottery in which prizes will be awarded for killing coyotes in Shenandoah County took another step forward on Saturday.
February 2, 2015
Three 3-week-old black bear cubs have been safely returned to the wilderness.