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4th Annual Sea Duck Conference Coming to Alaska

Sea Duck Conference LogoWant to learn more about sea ducks in Alaska and across the globe? Then join scientists from around the world for a stimulating and educational conference on sea duck conservation and research. The Sea Duck Joint Venture (SDJV) has helped sponsor a North American Sea Duck Conference once every three years since 2002.

NAWMP Revision Workshop to be Conducted in September

Partipants at NAWMP Workshop in Edmonton. Credit: Ginny WallaceA special workshop for agency administrators and waterfowl managers will be conducted by the North American Waterfowl Plan Committee and the Revision Steering Committee on September 30, in conjunction with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies meeting in Grand Rapids, MI.

Late Season Waterfowl Hunting Frameworks Proposed

Image of hunters with harvest, Credit: Dave Case

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed hunting regulations for the upcoming 2010-2011 late waterfowl seasons. Hunting season lengths of 60 days were proposed for the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways, with 74 days for the Central Flyway and 107 days for the Pacific Flyway.

Duck Stamp Envelope to Benefit Gulf Coast Wetlands

Duck Stamp cachet image

Hunters, stamp collectors and other conservationists can now help conservation efforts in the Gulf of Mexico by purchasing a special edition Federal Duck Stamp envelope, known as a silk cachet. The funds generated by the $25 cachet will be used to acquire wetlands for inclusion in the more than thirty-eight national wildlife refuges along the Gulf Coast.

2010 Status of Waterfowl Report Released

Green-winged Teal photo, Blake Matheson, Flickr.comFinal results from the 2010 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey are now available. Preliminary reports are confirmed -- a total duck population estimate of nearly 41 million birds in the traditional survey area, which is similar to the 2009 tally and 21 percent above the long term average.

2010 Adaptive Harvest Management Report

This hard copy report provides waterfowl managers and the public with information about the use of Adaptive Harvest Management for setting waterfowl regulations in the United States.

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Latest on North American Waterfowl Management Plan

Cinnamon Teal, Credit: USFWS

Since 1986, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan has served as a model for international conservation of natural resources. The Plan is currently being reviewed and updated to better meet the needs and conservation objectives of the waterfowl management community.


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