Mule Deer Foundation Statement on House Passage of Conservation Tax Incentives Bill

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Mule Deer Foundation Statement on House Passage of Conservation Tax Incentives Bill
Mule Deer Foundation

Salt Lake City, UT -( Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that includes a provision to renew tax incentives for conservation easements, policy that is strongly supported by the Mule Deer Foundation.

The bill that passed, H.R. 644, includes extensions to a number of different tax credits; it passed with 67 percent of Representatives in support. The following is a statement from MDF President and CEO, Miles Moretti about the conservation easement tax incentives.

“The Mule Deer Foundation thanks the members of the U.S. House of Representatives that supported this bill that includes important tax incentives for conservation easements. Private lands provide some of the best habitat for the country’s mule deer and black-tailed deer, and this incentive will support landowners who want to protect their lands in perpetuity by placing them in a conservation easement. It is our sincere hope that this historic legislation will enjoy the same overwhelming support in the U.S. Senate, which will make these incentives available to landowners going forward.”

About MDF

The Mule Deer Foundation is the only conservation group in North America dedicated to restoring, improving and protecting mule deer and black-tailed deer and their habitat, with a focus on science and program efficiency. MDF is a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management and conservation policy issues. MDF acknowledges regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation.

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