NACD AND DUCKS UNLIMITED SIGN COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) during the organization’s 73rdAnnual Meeting.

The MOU between NACD and DU establishes a formal commitment between both organizations to enhance the productivity of wildlife habitats on private lands. Both organizations share a common goal of assisting people in their efforts to utilize and effectively manage natural resources, and today’s signing represents NACD and DU’s intentions to share and collaborate on future engagements and events. Activities include habitat conservation projects, habitat restoration, delivering information and educational materials, collaborating on habitat and wildlife research, and implementing mutually beneficial outreach programs for both entities.

“Today’s agreement solidifies the efforts both NACD and DU have already begun to accomplish in getting conservation on the ground,” NACD President Brent Van Dyke said. “The locally-led, voluntary, incentive-based conservation model supported through conservation districts not only preserves natural resources but provides economic stability and enhances the overall well-being of the nation. This MOU will help both organizations promote and implement conservation practices at the local level, and we look forward to working with DU to achieve our shared natural resources goals and objectives.”

“As Ducks Unlimited continues our wetland and waterfowl conservation work across North America, we appreciate what the National Association of Conservation Districts does for wetlands all over the country,” Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall said. “This memorandum of understanding reinforces our great partnership and a shared desire for conservation and restoration of wetlands and associated habitats.”

About Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.

About the National Association of Conservation Districts:

The National Association of Conservation Districts is the non-profit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, their state and territory associations, and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. For more than 70 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, visit: www.nacdnet.org.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.