Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #9

Additional Conservation
Reserve Program acreage on the way

Over the weekend, Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the first general sign-up for the popular Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) since 2006 and 40,000 additional CRP acres that specifically target waterfowl nesting habitat. Read more

DU urges Great Lakes restoration

Ducks Unlimited staff from the Great Lakes/Atlantic Region brought their conservation expertise to Washington, D.C., last week to urge lawmakers and administration officials to continue promoting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).
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Bill seeks to protect
Atlantic Flyway habitat

A new proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives would bring improved migratory waterfowl habitat in the Atlantic Flyway. U.S. Rep. Mike Castle of Delaware introduced the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2010, which would coordinate habitat restoration efforts throughout the watershed. Read more
Snow geese in Bombay Hook NWR, Delaware

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