Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #3

California Fish and Game funds at risk

The budget crisis in California make take its toll on waterfowl and wildlife habitat funding. According to the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, the 2010-'11 budget released by Gov. Schwarzenegger contains cuts to hunting and fishing programs. Read more

Benefits from NAWCA continue
Massive Indiana project nears completion

The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (NAWCC) approved a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant for a project on the Wabash River in Indiana. The project will add 4,000 acres of wetlands and waterfowl habitat to the newly created Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area near Terre Haute, Ind. Read moreWabash River project site

Corn ethanol's impact felt in Duck Factory

A new report by the University of Michigan higlights the impacts corn-based ethanol production in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) have on breeding waterfowl. Read more
Ducks in corn

Congress returns
How will conservation fare in 2010?

Congress is now back in session, as the Senate joins the House in getting back to work for 2010. While conservation is not at the top of their agenda, early indications are that the House Agriculture Committee will start holding hearings to discuss the next Farm Bill. Read more

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