Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #10

Congress teams with Ducks Unlimited to support wetlands conservation

Congressmen John Dingell (Mich.) and Henry Brown (S.C.) and Senators Blanche Lincoln (Ark.) and John Thune (S.D.) are joining with Ducks Unlimited to bolster support for a long-standing DU priority: the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). Read more

Presidential administration
announces plan to save Gulf Coast

Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley announced a new plan to guide the restoration of the Gulf Coast, one of the major waterfowl wintering areas and an important region for the country's energy needs and commercial shipping. Read more
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New York Times highlights
need for better wetlands protections

A recent New York Times investigation revealed the lack of federal protections for wetlands and waterways. The Times focused on increased pollution rates due to weakened Clean Water Act protections. Read more
Clean water, waterfowl and the Gulf Coast

Tax provisions lead to conservation milestone in South Atlantic Flyway

A combination of conservation easements, donations and volunteer involvement have led to big results for conservation in the South Atlantic Flyway, as Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 250,000 acres of habitat in the region. Read more

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