Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 1, #17

Ducks Unlimited appears before Congress to urge expansion of historic wetlands conservation program

Ducks Unlimited Director of Governmental Affairs Scott Sutherland took part in a hearing before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife to advocate for expanding the popular North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). Read more

House majority now supports conservation tax incentives bill

More than half the members of the House of Representatives have signed on to cosponsor the Conservation Easement Incentive Act of 2009 (H.R. 1831) which continues a provision that allows enhanced tax deductions to landowners that donate a conservation easement to a government or private nonprofit group like Ducks Unlimited. Read more
Map of congressional tax incentive supporters

Ducks Unlimited celebrates
Iowa's inaugural Living Lakes project

A joint project between Ducks Unlimited and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is restoring a 166-acre lake to its former glory. Located in Dickson County, Diamond Lake is in the heart of Iowa's Great Lakes Region. Restoration activities included installing a new water control structure, outlet pipe and protective fish barrier. Read more
Dedication at Iowa's Diamond Lake project

New report highlights
need to protect clean water

The need to protect wetlands and other water sources from pollution and destruction is back in the spotlight with a New York Times investigative report on the impact polluted water has on humans in communities across the country. Read more

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