Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #24

Gulf Coast oil spill updates

DU Names Gulf Coast Response Team

To better coordinate Ducks Unlimited’s response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its impact on wetlands, waterfowl and other wildlife, CEO Dale Hall named a team of 16 DU professional staff to provide the organization with day-to-day guidance on all matters related to DU’s work in connection with the Gulf Coast oil spill. Read more

DU supporter shares experience with congressional committee on impact of oil spill to sportsmen

The voice of America’s sportsmen and women is being heard by Congress in regards to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on the Gulf Coast. On Thursday, the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife, led by Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo of Guam, held an oversight hearing titled, “Our Natural Resources at Risk: The Short and Long Term Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” Read more

DU holds Gulf Coast oil spill briefing for Capitol Hill staff, Members of Congress

This past Friday, more than 150 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate staffs, representatives from CNN, NBC, Fox News, and Roll Call and other organizations attended a Ducks Unlimited briefing about the Gulf Coast Oil Spill and its possible effects on waterfowl. Read more

America’s Great Outdoors listening sessions in Montana nab federal officials’ attention

Recently, citizens in four Montana cities (Helena, Ovando, Bozeman and Missoula) had the opportunity to voice their opinions before dozens of federal officials concerning the president’s America Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative, which promotes and supports innovative community-level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and to reconnect Americans to the outdoors. Read more

Proposed diversion project could benefit endangered Louisiana marshes

Ducks Unlimited conservation staff from Louisiana recently met with local landowners and representatives from the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, the United States Geological Survey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss the proposed White Ditch Diversion project in Plaquemines Parish. Read more

DU biologist serves on panel at Delaware congressman’s conservation press event

On June 7, Delaware congressman Mike Castle held a roundtable discussion to announce the introduction of the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2010. DU biologist Kurt Anderson represented Ducks Unlimited on the discussion panel. Read more

Illinois General Assembly passes bill to establish DU state license plate

Drivers in Illinois may soon see a new type of license plate out on the roads: a DU specialty license plate. Read more


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