Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Receive Grant Funding From the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are the recipients of a new grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) to deliver habitat conservation projects within the primary pheasant range. The $4 million in new funding will support four separate grant projects in the state of Minnesota. The four grants include the Southwestern Wetland Initiative of Minnesota, the Minnesota River… Continue reading Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Receive Grant Funding From the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

Apex Clean Energy powers Illinois conservation effort

A new partnership between Apex Clean Energy (Apex) and Ducks Unlimited (DU) will improve wildlife habitat in the lower Illinois River Valley, a region crucial to community recreation and several species of winged wildlife. Apex, a leading clean energy company, contributed $300,000 to Ducks Unlimited – the first recipient of the newly launched Apex Conservation… Continue reading Apex Clean Energy powers Illinois conservation effort

DU receives $2 million for East Raccourci Bay

Louisiana wetlands restoration will reduce shoreline erosion Ducks Unlimited (DU) received a $2 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to enhance 1,000 acres of coastal wetlands in Terrebonne Parish, La. The East Raccourci Bay project includes construction of 53,000 linear feet of marsh terraces to reduce shoreline erosion and encourage growth of submerged… Continue reading DU receives $2 million for East Raccourci Bay

Pheasants Forever’s Build a Wildlife Area® Program Honors Conservationist Tim Kessler by Permanently Conserving 440 Acres in South Dakota

Sprawling public acreage features pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse, and waterfowl Pheasants Forever’s Build a Wildlife Area® Program announced today that it will honor lifetime conservationist Tim Kessler by permanently conserving 440 acres in South Dakota. The land was purchased and donated to the State of South Dakota and will be managed by the state’s Game, Fish and Parks (GFP)… Continue reading Pheasants Forever’s Build a Wildlife Area® Program Honors Conservationist Tim Kessler by Permanently Conserving 440 Acres in South Dakota

The Association Applauds Congress and the Administration for Enacting the Historic America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (S.3051)

Washington D.C. (October 30, 2020)- Today, the Association, along with the nation’s hunters, anglers, conservationists, and outdoor enthusiasts of every kind, celebrated the President’s signing of the most important fish and wildlife legislation enacted this congressional session, S. 3051, the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (ACE Act). The bill ensures continuation of two of the most successful… Continue reading The Association Applauds Congress and the Administration for Enacting the Historic America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (S.3051)

DU celebrates historic signing of ACE Act into law

Package contains first congressional NAWCA authorization since 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oct. 30, 2020 – Today, President Trump signed America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act into law. This bipartisan bill, which affects many important wetland habitat and wildlife conservation programs, was passed by the United States House and Senate with unanimous support in both chambers. The… Continue reading DU celebrates historic signing of ACE Act into law

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Package containing NAWCA reauthorization heads to President’s desk WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oct. 1, 2020 – The United States House of Representatives unanimously passed the bi-partisan America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act today, which affects many important wetland habitat and wildlife conservation programs. The legislation, previously passed by the Senate, will now be sent to the President’s… Continue reading House passage of the ACE Act is great achievement for conservationHouse passage of the ACE Act is great achievement for conservation

Delta Waterfowl Applauds House Passage of the ACE Act

The Duck Hunters Organization played an important role in advancing the legislative package, which includes reauthorization of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Delta Waterfowl applauds the United States House of Representatives for passing the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act on Thursday. The legislation, which protects and strengthens critical wetland conservation… Continue reading Delta Waterfowl Applauds House Passage of the ACE Act

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

Nomsen, Organization’s Voice in Washington, D.C., Announces Retirement

Transition helps position organization as it looks toward 2023 Farm Bill St. Paul, Minn. – May 11, 2020 – Today, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever announced the retirement of longtime Vice President of Government Affairs Dave Nomsen. Nomsen has been employed by “The Habitat Organization” since 1992 and has been one of the nation’s leading voices… Continue reading Nomsen, Organization’s Voice in Washington, D.C., Announces Retirement