Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #8

Ducks Unlimited
remembers conservation luminaries

Sam Hamilton, late FWS directorThe waterfowl community lost two leaders in conservation this past weekend, as Sam Hamilton, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Harvey Nelson, long-time wetlands and waterfowl manager, passed away. Read more

More threats to waterfowl habitat

Recent issues of the Conservation Issues Briefing highlighted threats to wetlands and waterfowl habitat in Colorado and Tennessee due to a lack of Clean Water Act protections. Now DU and other partners have released two additional reports showing the threats to wetlands in Montana and South Carolina – two states with rich waterfowling traditions. Read more

Ducks Unlimited honors
Minnesota conservation partners

Three awards were handed out by Ducks Unlimited at the annual Minnesota state convention, this year held in Brainerd, Minn., to two groups and an individual that made significant contributions to conservation over the past year. Read more

New national park
regulations improve hunter access

Hunters now will have a better understanding of firearms regulations in national parks thanks to new guidelines that will mirror state gun laws. Read more

Living Lakes Initiative
gets multi-million-dollar boost

Iowa's prairie potholes are getting a $2 million investment from Ducks Unlimited and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) through the Living Lakes Initiative. This increased financial commitment expands their existing Living Lakes partnership to strategically target habitat conservation work on priority shallow lakes and wetlands located throughout Iowa's Prairie Pothole Region. Read more
Jemmerson Slough, part of the Living Lakes Initiative

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