Invasive Feral Hogs Threaten Habitat, Wildlife, Agriculture, Health

Whether hunted by Jeep or helicopter, with AR-15s or spears, feral hogs are no new game to American sportsmen. However, after decades of spread throughout the U.S. this invasive species continues to menace private landowners and public agencies. Research in the state of Michigan is quantifying just how destructive feral hogs can be to habitat, …

Local Conservation Projects Supported by SCI Chapters

Many SCI Chapters support conservation projects all around the world. SCI Foundation doubles the impact by awarding matching grants to these local efforts, increasing our on the ground footprint and diversity of conservation work. These projects range in scope from popular game species in SCI members’ backyards to anti-poaching operations and partnerships with state agencies …

SCI Chapters Contribute to Conservation

With another year of matching grants funded, SCI Foundation is supporting a diverse array of SCI Chapter projects. SCI is built upon a network of chapters that work to further the Foundation’s mission. These chapters often partner with their local state agencies or research universities to sponsor on-the-ground conservation initiatives. Through these efforts, many wildlife …

Interactions of Aoudad & Bighorn Sheep

By Jose Etchart, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Ph.D., and Silverio Avila Aoudad, or barbary sheep, were first released into the wild in California in 1924. Since then, the species has shown remarkable ability to adapt to local habitat conditions with populations now existing in California, New Mexico and Texas. Due to their apparent ease of adaptability there …

Michigan Recognizes SCI Foundation on White-tailed Deer Research

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission adopted a resolution on February 11, 2016, commending years of research supported by SCI Foundation showing that white-tailed deer survival in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP) region is dependent on suitable wintering habitat. As a result of these findings, the state is now moving to improve the UP’s winter deer habitat …

SCI Chapter Anti-Poaching Projects

SCI is built on a network of regional chapters that work to further SCI Foundation’s mission. SCI chapters often partner with state or provincial agencies to sponsor on the ground conservation initiatives. Through these efforts, many local wildlife conservation projects are completed. SCI Foundation supports these chapter projects, many that focus on anti-poaching, through our …

New Aoudad and Bighorn Sheep Matching Grant Project!

SCI Foundation is supporting a new project examining competition among aoudad and bighorn sheep in the Trans-Pecos region of west Texas. Thank you to the West Texas and Southern New Mexico SCI Chapters for contributing to this research project! SCI Chapters around the world conduct wildlife research and conservation projects. Seven other Matching Grants were …