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America's 2014 Farm Bill

After two and a half years of delays and gridlock, Congress passed a new Farm Bill in February 2014. This bipartisan legislation provides more than $28 billion in funding for a variety of conservation programs on private lands. Following is an overview of important conservation provisions included in the new Farm Bill, and how they are likely to impact waterfowl and their habitats across the United States over the next five years.

Twin Wetland Restoration Projects Completed in Southern Idaho

A unique conservation partnership recently restored 201 acres of wetland habitat on two projects in the Bruneau River floodplain of southern Idaho. Initially, a 100-acre project was developed on the Bruneau River Ranch as part of Ducks Unlimited's Middle Snake River North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant.

Montana Recognized by DU for Natural Resources Conservation Service

DU presented the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) with its Montana DU Conservation Partner of the Year award in August at the Montana DU state convention in Great Falls. The award is presented annually to agencies and individuals who make outstanding contributions to the conservation of wetlands and waterfowl habitat in Montana.

Cliff or Launch Pad?

Insights from Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall, published in the March/April 2013 issue of Ducks Unlimited Magazine.

DU Recognizes Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana

Ducks Unlimited presented the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) with its Montana DU Conservation Partner of the Year award in August at the Montana DU state convention in Great Falls. The award is presented annually to agencies and individuals who make outstanding contributions to the conservation of wetlands and waterfowl habitat in Montana.

Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 Facts

The bill was a compilation of 19 bipartisan bills important to the sportsmen’s community to support public-land access for hunters and anglers as well as conservation of habitat and wildlife. The bill focuses on two issues important to DU and our members: 1) habitat conservation and; 2) increasing access for hunting.

Ducks Unlimited applauds bipartisan Senate support of the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012

Ducks Unlimited is encouraged by the U.S. Senate’s early morning procedural vote yesterday to move forward with the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S.3525), making it the first piece of legislation taken up with their return in November. The 84-to-7 vote in favor of moving to vote on passage after recess reflects the broad support of these conservation, hunting and fishing provisions.

Conservation: Gains and Losses

While progress has been made in conserving the nation's wetlands, these vital habitats continue to decline at an alarming rate

DU recognizes Senate agricultural committee's progress on 2012 Farm Bill

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – April 23, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited compliments the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and its chairwoman, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, on the April 20 introduction of the 2012 Farm Bill in the Senate.

Grants Will Fund Lake Champlain Basin Wetland Restoration

Ducks Unlimited is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two additional grants totaling over $100,000 to continue its work promoting, developing, and implementing wetland restoration projects in Vermont's Lake Champlain Basin.

The Farm Bill, Ducks and You

The 2012 Farm Bill is scheduled to be reauthorized next year, and depending on the outcome, this single piece of legislation will either positively or negatively impact millions of acres of wetlands, grasslands and other waterfowl habitat across the United States.

Senate committee votes to cut funding for farm conservation programs

During a recent hearing, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to cut farm conservation programs by $726 million for the 2012 fiscal year, which represents a 12 percent reduction from the FY 2011 funding level. Funding reductions of this magnitude will greatly inhibit our nation's ability to preserve native grasslands and other prime waterfowl habitat.

NRCS, DU Launch Wetland Conservation Partnership in Iowa

The Natural Resources Conservation Service and Ducks Unlimited this spring signed a $1.5-million cooperative agreement to coordinate and deliver the Wetlands Reserve Program in Iowa.

California Landowners Enroll 100,000 Acres in WRP

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently reported that California farmers and ranchers have now enrolled more than 100,000 acres in the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP).

Record Year for Wetlands Reserve Program

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced in December that the nation’s farmers, ranchers, and Native American tribes enrolled more than 272,000 acres in the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) during fiscal year 2010, the highest single-year enrollment since the program began in 1990. More than 2.3 million acres are currently enrolled in WRP nationwide.

Americas New Farm Bill

Changes to Farm Bill programs mean your support for DU’s habitat conservation work is more vital than ever.

Fueling the Migration

During spring, waterfowl need high-quality wetland habitat to fuel their journey to the breeding grounds.

Montana Wetlands Reserve Program Projects

Ducks Unlimited's Wetlands Reserve Program habitat conservation projects in Montana

Oklahoma Conservation Projects

Ducks Unlimited habitat conservation projects in Oklahoma. These projects benefit waterfowl, other wildlife and people. View sample projects, project map and more.

Louisiana Wetlands Reserve Program


Wetlands Reserve Program - Arkansas

Wetlands Reserve Program conservation efforts in Arkansas by Ducks Unlimited and its partners
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