You are receiving the fourth & final complimentary issue of the Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing. This weekly update comes straight from DU's staff on Capitol Hill concerning wetlands- and waterfowl-related public policy issues. If you would like to continue receiving this newsletter, click here to subscribe.
San Joaquin River restoration
Ducks Unlimited has partnered with 10 other conservation organizations to achieve a shared vision of a fully functional San Joaquin River, complete with a resurrected wetland-enhanced flood plain and even a restored salmon population. Read more
DU improving California wildlife areas
Work by Ducks Unlimited will improve water conveyance, supply, habitat and management capabilities at five wildlife areas (WAs) and one ecological reserve (ER), all owned and managed by the California Department of Fish and Game. In total, 1,683 acres of habitat will be improved, including the restoration of 95 acres of wetlands and 4 acres of riparian habitats and the enhancement of 1,584 acres of wetland habitat.
Northern Conservation Farms Project revitalizes Washington wetlands
The Northern Conservation Farms Project, located near Sequim, Wash., involves the donation of a conservation easement to DU by the landowners, Northern Conservation Farms. The donated easement comprises approximately 82 acres and the project includes the enhancement of another 40 acres of palustrine emergent marsh. Read more
Conservation on ballot in Iowa
Iowans will vote in 2010 on creating a natural resources and outdoor recreation trust fund. This is the third step in a five-step process that would next require the approval of the Iowa General Assembly and the Governor to raise sales taxes 3/8 of one percent. Read more
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