Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #12

New NAWCA projects announced, support still needed for future conservation

The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved a slate of North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) projects recently that will conserve more than 135,000 acres of habitat through 20 projects. Read more

USDA opens new office
for environmental markets

In an effort to encourage more conservation and drive economic activity in rural areas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is releasing details on their new Office of Environmental Markets (OEM). Read more
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Ducks Unlimited disappointed
with Minnesota restoration veto

Funding for an important landowner friendly habitat conservation program was line-item vetoed this week by Gov. Tim Pawlenty in the state's bonding bill, a move Ducks Unlimited says may jeopardize millions in matching federal funds. Read more
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