Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #5

Conservation takes hits in 2011 budget

The fiscal year 2011 budget proposal became public yesterday, and it contained several reductions for waterfowl habitat. The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) and the Grasslands Reserve Program (GRP) are all being recommended for lower funding levels than they were in the President's 2010 budget proposal.
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New report highlights
threats to Tennessee's clean water

A new report by Ducks Unlimited and its partners shows that many Tennessee waters are at risk from pollution and destruction because they may no longer be protected by the Clean Water Act.
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DU, other conservation leaders
look ahead to conservation in 2010

Senior staff from Ducks Unlimited, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Coastal Conservation Association and the National Wildlife Federation met this past weekend to discuss policy issues for the year ahead and what they will mean for conservation. Read more
Mallard on wetland

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