Twenty-three North American Wetland Conservation Act grants and eleven National Coastal Wetland Conservation Grants were awarded in the ACJV in fiscal year 2015. Partners were awarded nearly $23 million grant dollars, matched by over $32.3 million dollars helping to protect, restore, and enhance 43,000 acres.
Natural Resources Conservation Service Focus on Black DuckIn 2016 the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) expanded its successful ‘Working Lands for Wildlife” (WLFW) program from its initial seven species nationwide, to include eleven new projects. WLFW projects focus on declining species that have needs compatible with agricultural practices and rural land management and that can benefit from conservation on private [...]
Giant Leap Forward for Nonbreeding Waterbird ConservationSoon summer will give way to fall and waterbirds will depart their breeding areas enroute to their wintering grounds. Collectively, waterfowl, shorebirds and long-legged wading birds (i.e. waterbirds) will depend on various wetland habitats to rest and feed to fuel their migration to and from wintering areas. Numerous state, federal and private wetland managers (Wildlife [...]