Key Conservation Programs Receive Increase in 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- Last week, President Trump signed an omnibus appropriations bill funding the government through fiscal year 2017.
Despite earlier budget numbers from the President, key conservation programs received adequate and in some cases increased funding for the year.
“We thank Congress and the President for recognizing the importance of conservation provisions benefitting sportsmen and women around the country in the omnibus spending package,” said Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall. “Ensuring programs like the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) receive adequate funding is imperative to provide wildlife with the habitat they need and deserve. These investments aid in clean water practices that benefit not only wildlife, but people too.”
NAWCA conserves North America’s waterfowl, fish and other wildlife resources while also producing a variety of environmental and economic benefits that sportsmen and women depend on nationwide. Its success is driven by partnerships involving federal, state and local governments, nonprofit organizations like DU and community groups.
Every federal dollar provided by NAWCA must be matched by at least one dollar from non-federal sources. Since its …Read the Rest