West Virginia has Contributed $500,000 to Waterfowl Conservation

Ducks Unlimited recognizes WVDNR for Canadian habitat support

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West Virginia has Contributed $500,000 to Waterfowl Conservation
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

West Virginia  -(Ammoland.com)-  With this year’s contribution, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reached the $500,000 mark for donations to waterfowl breeding ground conservation in Canada.

Ducks Unlimited (DU) recognized their commitment during the 80th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference held in Omaha, Nebraska, March 13, 2015.

            “It is the committed support of partners like the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources that makes waterfowl conservation and the North American Waterfowl Management Plan a success,” said DU Chief Conservation Officer Paul Schmidt. “With the support of the WVDNR over the past 28 years, Ducks Unlimited has conserved, enhanced and restored thousands of acres of prime breeding habitat.”

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ State Contributions Program represents a unique international funding partnership that preserves critical waterfowl habitat in the Prairie Pothole Region of Canada, while working toward achieving the goals of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. Contributions from individual states are combined with other state contributions, matched by DU Inc. and DU Canada, and then leveraged through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act.

 

West Virginia has contributed $500,000 to waterfowl conservation
West Virginia has contributed $500,000 to waterfowl conservation

“The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has long valued our strong partnership with Ducks Unlimited,” said Paul Johansen, acting chief for the Wildlife Resources Section. “We appreciate the opportunity to make this long-term investment in Canadian waterfowl habitat, as it yields long-term benefits for our sportsmen and women. By matching our financial support with other states, DU Inc. and DU Canada, we are able to protect critical nesting habitat that sends millions of ducks down the Atlantic Flyway to West Virginia and beyond each fall.”

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 13 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, visit www.ducks.org.