Fishing for Native Trout Leaves a Special Longing

Craig Springer, USFWS “Longing is the heart’s treasury.” —St. Augustine From nearly anywhere in my Santa Fe County home, I have the most fortunate view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s where the Rockies start in New Mexico. As I write this, day bleeds into night, that period when the Muses visit painters and…

Radios Reveal Wandering Habits of Smallmouth Bass in Oklahoma: Angler-funded research lends greater understanding of one of America’s greatest sport fish

By Craig Springer, USFWS About the time that redbuds flash their pretty pinkish blooms on eastern Oklahoma’s hillsides and gray streamside sycamores unfurl their fresh leaves the color akin to a wet lime, there’s something curious going on. And it goes mostly sight unseen. Smallmouth bass are on the move with the singular purpose of…

Solution for Rare Alligator Snapping Turtles Found?

Guest Author: Craig Springer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The alligator snapping turtle is part of Southeastern USA natural heritage. They grow big. They are impressive to look at, and aren’t as common as they once were. As crickets sing sunshine to sleep, it’s a wake-up call for alligator snapping turtles. They make a living by…