A majority of both Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives support extending a popular conservation tax incentive that is set to expire at the end of the year.
More than 230 Members have co-sponsored a bill from Reps. Mike Thompson (Calif.) and Eric Cantor (Va.) – a majority of the House and a majority of members from each party – to permanently extend incentives for private landowners to donate conservation easements to non-profit organizations like Ducks Unlimited. The landowners still own the land, and waterfowl and wildlife benefit from better habitat.
A strong finish is needed from Ducks Unlimited supporters to take this bill from a widely supported proposal into a waterfowl-benefiting law.
Please take a moment to contact your members of Congress and either thank them for their support and ask them to make sure that the bill gets a vote on the House and Senate floor, or request that they too co-sponsor the bill to extend conservation easement tax incentives.