Farm Bill Conservation Investments Benefit Waterfowl Everywhere
WASHINGTON, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- The North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) published The State of the Birds 2017 report, documenting the benefits of the Farm Bill.
Serving as America’s single largest source of conservation funding for private lands, the Farm Bill is vital not only for our nation’s farmers and ranchers, but for our birds and their habitat.
“For more than 20 years, the Farm Bill has provided widespread conservation benefits for our nation’s farmers, ranchers, sportsmen and all who enjoy clean drinking water, flood protection and healthy wildlife populations,” said Ducks Unlimited Chief Scientist Tom Moorman. “Millions of acres of working lands are conserved through Farm Bill conservation programs that ensure long-term sustainability and productivity of the land that supports waterfowl and many other species of fish and wildlife.”
As the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization is debated in Congress, the report calls attention to the benefits of investing in conservation on private lands, which make up nearly 70 percent of the land in the contiguous United States.
Farm Bill conservation programs support many kinds of partnerships with private landowners. These partnerships help protect vital …Read the Rest