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The Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial

Have you ever wondered why migratory birds are protected by federal law across North America? The story behind this visionary waterfowl management partnership, which represents one of the greatest conservation achievements of the 20th century, still resonates today, 100 years later. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of this conservation milestone, let's take a look back at the events and some of the people who spearheaded the effort to establish a solid foundation for the management of this continent's waterfowl and other migratory birds.

DU in DC October 2015

The federal government's budget was slated to expire on Sept. 30. Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR), funding the government for a short time until the annual budget can get passed. A few key provisions and programs integral to conservation are set to expire at the end of September and funding for these programs is in jeopardy. Ducks Unlimited is working with the Congressional committees of jurisdiction to ensure these valued programs get reauthorized.

Score on Tax Incentives

This month the Senate tackled expired tax provisions, including those on tax incentives for conservation easements.

Ducks Unlimited Reflects on Dingell Announcement

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Feb. 24, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited looks back with appreciation on the career and accomplishments of Rep. John Dingell after the announcement of his retirement following the end of the 113th Congress.

Take action to secure sportsmen's future!

The U.S. Senate voted in September to advance critical legislation, the Sportsmen's Act of 2012 (S. 3525), when they return Tuesday, Nov. 13 for the lame duck session. Ducks Unlimited urges you to contact your Senators today and ask them to pass the Sportsmen's Act.

Re-coupling Conservation Compliance and Crop Insurance

For the past three decades, conservation compliance has been linked to most U.S. agricultural commodity programs to reduce soil erosion and deter wetland drainage.

CPC members meet with 67 congressional offices on important conservation policy

Members of Ducks Unlimited's Conservation Programs Committee met in Washington, D.C., last week and arranged meetings with 67 congressional offices to discuss reauthorization of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) and other DU priorities. Many meetings included members of Congress; others were with key congressional staff.

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