California Fish and Game funds at risk
The budget crisis in California make take its toll on waterfowl and wildlife habitat funding. According to the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, the 2010-'11 budget released by Gov. Schwarzenegger contains cuts to hunting and fishing programs.
The proposed budget, according to the governor's office, would restore funding to the Fish and Game Preservation Fund that had been borrowed in the 2009 budget, but also would cut $5 million from the California Department of Fish and Game for recreational fishing and hunting programs.
Waterfowl habitat in California is critical for millions of northern pintails and other species that use the highly productive Central Valley for wintering habitat. DU is committed to protecting critical wetlands in the Central Valley, as well as throughout the Pacific Flyway.