[BCNnet] Duck Stamps
donniebird at me.com
Sat Jul 3 11:02:15 CDT 2010
For many years one of BCN's past-presidents, Bob Fisher, has been the
strongest voice among us asking that we take his example and buy Duck
Stamps. Here is what Paul Baicich and Wayne Peterson just wrote about Duck
Stamps in their latest Birding Community E-Bulletin. You can easily buy
them at your neighborhood post office or on line at Buy
d=10052&catalogId=10001> Duck Stamps. It's a great way to support birds.
Highland Park/Lake County
donniebird at yahoo.com
MBCC APPROVES STAMP-FUNDED ACQUISITIONS
In mid-June, the Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, announced that the
Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) approved a total $5.3 million
in Federal Duck Stamp funds to add more than 1,849 wetland acres to six
units of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
These acquisitions have been funded with proceeds from sales of the
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, otherwise known as the
Federal Duck Stamp. These acquisitions include:
Cache River National Wildlife Refuge (Arkansas) - 180 acres of bottomland
Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge (California) - 110 acres of the last
remaining riparian habitat along South Stone Lake, as well as associated
wetlands and uplands,
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (New Jersey) - 243 acres of
wetlands and upland fringes, the last natural open space on the northern
portion of Barnegat Bay,
Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge (New Hampshire) - 162
acres of northern forest wetland
Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge (Tennessee) - 866 acres of wetland
and associated habitat, and
San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge (Texas) - 288 acres for the protection
of a wetland complex.
For every dollar spent on Federal Duck Stamps, ninety-eight cents goes
directly to secure vital habitat in the National Wildlife Refuge System. To
date, more than 5.3 million acres of wetlands have been purchased using more
than $750 million in Stamp revenue.
The most recent Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (2010-2011)
was released on 26 June. Birders and conservationists can get their Stamps
at Post Offices and NWRs across the country.
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