DU's Governmental Affairs staff to attend first-annual DU Sporting Expo this weekend
Amidst the climbing walls, hunting demonstrations and concerts lined up for the first-annual Ducks Unlimited Sporting Expo in Grapevine, Texas, staff from DU's Governmental Affairs Office will be at work. They will discuss with Expo visitors the public policy aspects of DU's conservation work.
DU celebrates Boreal wetlands protection announcement
After years of turmoil between industry and conservation organizations, 170 million acres of Canada's Boreal Forest are being protected through the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, which was signed May 18 and organized by the Pew Environment Group. Ducks Unlimited has worked with the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) in the past, helping to develop sustainable forestry practices in the Boreal. The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement will conserve Boreal wetlands, which are critical to nearly 50 percent of North America's waterfowl population. Read more
DU assists National Wetlands Award recipient with conservation mission
Last week, the Environmental Law Institute honored its 2009 National Wetlands Awards (NWA) recipients at a reception on Capitol Hill. Under the category of Landowner Stewardship, the Andrew and Anne Laszlo family of Montana received the award for permanently protecting more than half of their 14,000-acre ranch, making it the largest wetland and stream restoration project of its kind in the state. Read more
Canadian Boreal Forest landscapes just like this one will be protected thanks to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement – said to be the largest commercial forest protection agreement in history – organized by Pew Environment Group and supported by Ducks Unlimited. Photo by Garth Lentz. Read more