Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #17

DU to hold Capitol Hill fly-in

It may have been delayed, but the show will go on for the previously scheduled Washington, D.C., fly-in. The fly-in was canceled due to heavy snowstorms in February, but has been rescheduled for May 12. The meeting will be an opportunity for DU volunteers to discuss public policy with members of Congress and their staffs. Read more

High-priority habitat
gets boost from NAWCA

As they head north on their annual spring migration, millions of waterfowl and other birds funnel through the area surrounding Nebraska's Platte River, looking for a place to rest and refuel before the important job of producing the next generation of birds. A new $725,000 grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) will mean DU and its partners can provide more habitat for this annual gathering. Read more
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USFWS delivers wind energy guidelines to Secretary of Interior, aims to protect wildlife

Wind energy and waterfowl habitatA call to regulate wind energy development is blowing through the nation's capital and could have a major impact on waterfowl. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) sent Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar a set of guidelines on how land-based wind farms can have the least severe impact on wildlife and habitat. Read more
Platte River wetland

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