Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #34

Mottled duck in the Louisiana marshNFWF grant to provide Louisiana
landowners assistance with coastal wetlands restoration

Recently, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation granted Ducks Unlimited $991,000 to assist landowners in Louisiana's Cameron and Vermilion parishes with coastal wetlands restoration efforts. Through DU's Louisiana Waterfowl Project, private landowners will benefit from wetlands restoration expertise and a cost-share program for water-control structures and levee repair. Read more

Farm Bill conservation programs
get support in USDA NRCS publication

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service recently released a publication, "Helping People Help the Land," which outlines Farm Bill programs that benefit fish and wildlife, including the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program, the Grassland Reserve Program and the Wetlands Reserve Program. The Farm Bill allocates billions of dollars to these landowner-driven conservation programs, which sustain critical habitat and support fish and wildlife populations. Read more

DU biologist serves as voice of habitat
restoration, conservation at New York AGO session

DU North Atlantic Regional Biologist Craig Ferris recently attended a listening session in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for the America's Great Outdoors initiative, which promotes and supports innovative community-level efforts to conserve natural spaces and to reconnect Americans to the outdoors. Read more

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