Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 1, #8

Be an advocate for clean water in
your hometown

With members of Congress heading home in a few weeks, there is no better opportunity to meet your elected officials back in your hometown. Town hall meetings, county fairs and other community events are a perfect chance to tell them what issues are important to you as a conservationist. Read more

Waterfowl havens enhanced by North American Wetlands Conservation Act

Wintering waterfowl will have nearly 700 acres of new habitat when they reach the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex this winter, thanks to two projects funded through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. Read more

Panther Swamp NWR, part of the Theodore Roosevelt NWR Complex

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Western wetlands saved

Power linesA proposal to run high-voltage power lines across wetlands in California's Central Valley is being cancelled—much to the relief of waterfowlers and waterfowl throughout the state. The proposed power lines would have disrupted part of the 250,000 acres of wetlands remaining in the Central Valley, which is home to 60 percent of waterfowl in the Pacific Flyway. Read more

Leaders of congressional sportsmen renew call for conservation

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are calling for an extension of a popular habitat conservation program that saves taxpayers money. Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus co-chairmen Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.) and Paul Ryan (Wisc.) have renewed the call to help landowners conserve their land for future generations. Read more

House unanimously endorses conservation bill

In a 400-0 vote, the House of Representatives voted to expand the popular and effective Joint Ventures program. In 23 years, joint venture projects have conserved nearly 16 million acres of waterfowl and migratory bird habitat across the country. Read more

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