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Study tracks reclusive, threatened turtle species to better understand habitat needs

Study tracks reclusive, threatened turtle species to better understand habitat needs

  • 8/30/2022 1:19:00 PM
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The flat-bottomed boat noisily snaked through the narrow path through the towering cattails, its mud motor pushing it to a specific place in the marsh. On board, is a small but important passenger – a nearly year-old Blanding’s turtle outfitted with a battery powered tracking device about the size of a dime with a small antenna.
Study aims to shed light on reclusive mudpuppy

Study aims to shed light on reclusive mudpuppy

  • 12/17/2019 1:05:00 PM
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Guttenberg, Iowa - Kevin Hanson had to throttle back his heavy flat-bottomed aluminum boat as he began to break up a thin layer of ice that had formed overnight on the slack water in Pool 11 of the Upper Mississippi River.
Study shows new recovery rate of containers in Iowa

Study shows new recovery rate of containers in Iowa

  • 1/18/2018 1:28:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- A new Waste Characterization Study completed by the Iowa DNR has determined the recovery rate for containers covered under the bottle deposit law is 71 percent, down from 86 percent in 2007. The decrease in the recovery rate is consistent with other states that also have a bottle bill. 
Annual Pheasant Survey Begins August 1

Annual Pheasant Survey Begins August 1

  • 7/19/2016 1:21:00 PM
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Iowa’s 15-day annual pheasant population survey begins on Aug. 1, and wildlife experts say all indicators are pointing to a stable to increasing population of the popular game bird.