Six state conservation groups create new group called Sportsmen for Wetlands.
(Michigan DNR)LANSING, Mich. — Teachers looking for a way to work Michigan’s animals and plants into their lessons have a new option to choose from. The state DNR has developed a curriculum called Michigan’s Wondrous Wetlands and Waterfowl. It’s intended for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades and will provide information about the importance of local wetland ecosystems. The six…
Wisconsin conservation groups join forces to raise awareness of legislation that could threaten state wetlands
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, the Conservation Congress, Wisconsin Trappers Association, Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, and Pheasants Forever issued a joint press alert.
On a day when the world’s most famous groundhog usually steals the show, the world looks to the future of lesser-known wetland areas.
Under new language, would limit locations and number of acres that could be developed without oversight.
Law change would not impact federally-owned wetlands under Corps of Engineers management.
In addition to providing places to hunt waterfowl, wetlands are pumped to provide habitat for migrating waterfowl and other water birds, to provide areas for people to observe wildlife, and to spread out the distribution of migrating birds to reduce the possibility of disease outbreaks.
(Wisconsin DNR photo)MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Republicans are pushing to allow developers to build on state wetlands without any oversight after passing a $3 billion incentives package for a Foxconn Technology Group plant exempting the facility from a host of environmental regulations. The Foxconn incentives bill allows the Taiwanese company to fill wetlands without permits. Conservationists and Republican supporters alike predicted the…
The project would eliminate 16.6 acres of wetlands, including some pristine land that’s never been touched
Two projects, both getting $400,000, will conserve land.