MEMPHIS, Tenn. March 8, 2019 Senator John Boozmans work with the Senate Ag Committee and Committee on Appropriations has been instrumental in wetlands and wildlife conservation. Ducks Unlimited paid tribute to Senator Boozmans efforts by giving him the 2019 Ducks Unlimited Senior Federal Official Award. Boozman was honored today during the 84th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference held in Denver, Colorado.


DUs 2019 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards were presented in six categories and recognized individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and restoration of North Americas wetlands and waterfowl.

Boozmans career in public service has spanned nearly 20 years. During that time, he has served on numerous committees including the Senate Agriculture Committee where he championed voluntary conservation easements through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. His support of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) has made significant impact on his home state of Arkansas, helping conserve 77,089 acres of habitat on public and private lands.

In 2018, Boozman was appointed to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission overseeing allocations of NAWCA and Federal Duck Stamp funds for projects across North America. Recently, the commission approved grants aiding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners in conserving almost 135,000 acres of wetland and associated upland habitats across 17 states.

Every year dedicated conservation professionals are nominated for these awards. Nominees and those selected for recognition represent how people with a shared passion can achieve great things for wetlands and waterfowl conservation, Ducks Unlimited Chief Conservation Officer Nick Wiley said. Ducks Unlimited is pleased to recognize these efforts that serve as an inspiration for others to follow. Conservation requires teamwork and only by working together can we achieve effective and lasting success.

Ducks Unlimiteds Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards are presented annually in six categories to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and restoration of North Americas wetlands and waterfowl. To view a complete list of the 2019 Wetland Conservation Achievement Award winners, visit

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit

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