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Clean Water amendment backers will skip State Fair forum

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Backers of a proposed conservation fund that would draw from North Dakota oil tax revenue are gathering petition signatures at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, but they’ve declined to publicly debate the measure’s merits with th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Petition drive for new wildlife/parks fund from oil taxes kicks off in Grand Forks

September 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS – A well-organized petition effort kicked off its Grand Forks base Tuesday at a meeting at the University of North Dakota that dove-tailed with the local Audubon Society’s regular meeting. Continue Reading

DNR to receive Murray County land from Ducks Unlimited

December 11, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

SLAYTON A total of 188 acres of land in northwest Murray County’s Cameron Township is expected to be donated to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Continue Reading

Continental duck population hits new record

July 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

According to the annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey, North America’s duck population is 48.6 million birds. That’s a 7 percent increase from 45.6 million ducks in 2011. Continue Reading

DOUG LEIER: Ducks Unlimited celebrates 75 years of habitat protection

July 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

With all due respect to a few other short-term bridges between college and my first real job, for all practical purposes Ducks Unlimited, private lands biologist, is still the first official business card bearing my information. Continue Reading

Ducks Unlimited marking 75 years in ND

July 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

With all due respect to a few other short-term bridges between college and my first real job, for all practical purposes Ducks Unlimited, private lands biologist, is still the first official business card bearing my information. Continue Reading

Conservation leaders seek stable funding from offshore oil revenues

May 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Known as LWCF, for short, the Land and Water Conservation Fund results from legislation passed in the late 1960s mandating that a portion of the revenues from offshore oil-drilling operations go into government coffers for protecting land and water resources across the country. Problem is, Congress historically has diverted the funds. Continue Reading

Measure to use oil taxes for wildlife projects

January 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) Conservation groups said Thursday they would campaign to put a North Dakota constitutional amendment on the ballot that would reserve tens of millions of dollars of state oil tax collections for water, wildlife and conservation projects.
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Ducks Unlimited at 75: Telling the DU story

January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Duluth author Michael Furtman talks about his new book, ‘The Ducks Unlimited Story,’ written to commemorate DU’s 75th anniversary

The 200-page hardcover book tells the story of how a small group of avid waterfowl hunters in 1937 decided to take action to restore waterfowl populations devastated by drought and wetland loss. Continue Reading

Pumping begins on Jennie Lake

August 17, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

With help from Ducks Unlimited (DU) and other funding partners, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has begun to enhance Jennie Lake south of Brandon. Continue Reading