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  • WETLANDS CONSERVATION
Winning Issue » WETLANDS CONSERVATION


Wetlands are usually coastal areas, mostly covered by water, which support plant and animal species adapted for life in saturated soils. These areas include swamps, marshes and bogs. In addition to providing habitat for wildlife, wetlands help control flooding, filter pollutants from water supplies, and help absorb the energy of hurricanes coming ashore. Wetlands also provide essential spawning, feeding and nursery areas for three-quarters of the fish caught by our commercial fishing industry. When the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, there were about 392 million wetland acres. Only about 272 million acres now remain. It is estimated that about 40,000 acres of coastal wetlands are disappearing each year. The coastal wetland areas located in our Atlantic and Gulf States are the most threatened by development and pollution. These fragile ecosystems are frequently damaged by oil drilling operations and pollution deposited by rivers. Rising land values are also encouraging development in, or near, our wetland areas.

Proposed Legislation: S.261 - North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act (116th Congress)
Prospective Sponsor: Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current wetlands conservation policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Leader Charles Schumer (NY).
  • I support extending the authorization of appropriations for allocation to carry out approved wetlands conservation projects under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through 2024, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support extending the authorization of appropriations for allocation to carry out approved wetlands conservation projects under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through 2024, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider reintroducing S.261 - North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act (116th Congress).

If elected as a trustee, Ducks Unlimited will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to conserve and increase wetland areas.

DU’s mission: habitat conservation. Thanks to decades of abiding by that single mission, Ducks Unlimited is now the world's largest and most effective private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. DU is able to multilaterally deliver its work through a series of partnerships with private individuals, landowners, agencies, scientific communities and other entities. The vision of Ducks Unlimited is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
September 19, 2022
Trustee Election - Closing Date
September 26, 2022