Duck Stamp Sales Translate to Increased Habitat in Refuges

Image of Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service

During their June 15th meeting, the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved the investment of more than $3 million from the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund to secure an estimated 1,600 acres of habitat on three units of the National Wildlife Refuge System: Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon (pictured to the right), San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, and Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia. The Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, vitally supported by Duck Stamp revenues, has provided funding for the protection of more than 5 million acres of wetlands habitat over the years.