Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #6

Federal advisory panel to get
hunter input on policy issues

A new advisory council made up of hunting groups, outdoor industry representatives and related federal agencies will help guide public policies to ensure America's hunting traditions are preserved.
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Great Lakes restoration
takes hit in president's budget

As noted in last week's Conservation Issues Briefing, many conservation programs are being given less funding in the president's 2011 budget request. President Obama's latest budget reduced its support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 36 percent, dropping it to $300 million. Read more
Lake Erie shoreline

DU urges reinvestment in conservation

Minnesota DUFully funding the Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) program would leverage millions for conservation and produce jobs, according to Ducks Unlimited. Read more

DU volunteer addresses state legislature

DU At-Large Board Member Bill Short testified at the South Carolina Legislative Ways and Means Subcommittee hearing in support of the South Carolina Conservation Bank. The bank's budget was severely cut during recent budget issues and Short testified as to the bank's importance to land protection efforts and overall conservation in South Carolina. Read more

California seeking
input from pintail hunters

Throughout February, California's Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will be conducting a public opinion survey on pintail harvest regulations.
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