Tag: Migratory Bird Conservation Commission

  • Secretary Haaland Announces $95 Million for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

    Secretary Haaland Announces $95 Million for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

    Funding will help conserve or restore more than 300,000 acres of wetland WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced that $95 million in funding has been approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, which will provide the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners the ability to help conserve or restore more than […]

  • Matt Little Named DU Western Region Director of Public Policy

    Matt Little Named DU Western Region Director of Public Policy

    Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently named Matt Little as its Western Region Director of Public Policy, adding more than 20 years of conservation policy experience with federal natural resource agencies and leading conservation organizations in the Pacific Northwest to the organization. “Matt brings a wide range of experience in the conservation community – both on the […]

  • Delaware Artist Richard Clifton Wins 2020 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest

    Delaware Artist Richard Clifton Wins 2020 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest

    Federal Duck Stamp Supports Wildlife Conservation After two days of competition, Richard Clifton of Milford, Delaware, emerged as the winner of the 2020 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with his painting of a single lesser scaup drake. The announcement was made via live stream at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia. Clifton’s acrylic painting will […]

  • Trump Administration Announces More Than $130 Million in Public-Private Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects

    Trump Administration Announces More Than $130 Million in Public-Private Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects

    WASHINGTON – The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt, approved more than $130 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects.   The 2020 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants will be used to ensure waterfowl and other birds are protected throughout their life cycles. Of the projects approved, […]

  • Secretary Bernhardt Announces $160 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

    Secretary Bernhardt Announces $160 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

    WASHINGTON – As we celebrate American Wetlands Month, hundreds of bird species will benefit from $160 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects in North America. The funding was approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, which is chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt. Of the approved funds, the Commission allocated […]

  • DU, Members of Congress Celebrate NAWCA

    DU, Members of Congress Celebrate NAWCA

    Ducks Unlimited, members of Congress celebrate 30th anniversary of North American Wetlands Conservation Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 13, 2019 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) is celebrating 30 years since the bipartisan North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) was signed into law in December 1989. NAWCA is a voluntary matching grant program that leverages non-federal and […]

  • Secretary Bernhardt Announces Over $100 Million in Public-Private Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects

    Secretary Bernhardt Announces Over $100 Million in Public-Private Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects

    WASHINGTON – The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, approved $28 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects. Marking its 30th anniversary since enactment, the 2019 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants will be used to ensure waterfowl and other birds are protected throughout their life cycles. Of […]

  • Secretary Bernhardt Announces $78 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

    Secretary Bernhardt Announces $78 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

    WASHINGTON – The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, approved $78 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects. Of the funds issued, $29.4 million was allocated for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners to conserve or restore more than 205,000 acres of wetland and associated […]

  • DU mourns conservation icon John Dingell

    DU mourns conservation icon John Dingell

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 8, 2019 – Former Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress, died Thursday, Feb. 7. During his 59-year tenure in the House of Representatives, Dingell was the longest serving member of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) with 45 years of service. The Congressman was intimately involved in the North American […]

  • Nick Wiley Appointed to NAWCC and NMBCAG

    Nick Wiley Appointed to NAWCC and NMBCAG

    Ducks Unlimited Chief Conservation Officer appointed to North American Wetlands Conservation Council and Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group MEMPHIS, Tennessee – April 26, 2018 – Ducks Unlimited Chief Conservation Officer Nick Wiley was recently appointed by Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke to the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (NAWCC) and the Neotropical Migratory […]