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Defining Our Natural Heritage

In the coming days Congress will be faced with a series of historic decisions that will shape the federal budget for years to come. To be successful, lawmakers will need to achieve the delicate balance between cutting excess, redundancy and waste while also generating strong returns on federal investments to benefit our struggling economy.

Tell Congress to support conservation funding

The House of Representatives, Senate, Super Committee and administration are in significant discussions regarding the fate of conservation funding for Fiscal Year 2012 and beyond. It is imperative that we make our voices heard.

Policy News 3-13

Waterfowl Need Your Help! DU members urge Congress to support NAWCA funding; Ducks Unlimited hails the importance of NAWCA during press conference call; DU urges the continued funding of key conservation programs in written testimony to House Committee on Appropriations

NAWCA: State Fact Sheets

View NAWCA fact sheets by state (in PDF format)

Prairie Pothole Region

The Prairie Pothole Region, North America's Duck Factory, is at the heart of Ducks Unlimited's conservation mission. Read more about DU's PPR priority area.

NAWCA - North American Wetlands Conservation Act

NAWCA conserves North America's waterfowl, fish and wildlife resources while producing a variety of environmental and economic benefits. Its success is driven by partnerships involving federal, state and local governments; nonprofit organizations like DU and community groups. Every federal dollar provided by NAWCA must be matched by at least one dollar from non-federal sources. Because the program is so effective, NAWCA funds are usually tripled or quadrupled on the local level.

Public Policy

Each year Congress makes important decisions about wildlife habitat conservation programs that directly impact the long-term health of waterfowl populations. DU's office in Washington, D.C., exists to promote these programs and other wildlife-friendly legislation.

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