WASHINGTON- The Wetlands Policy Conservation Coalition recognized U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) for his efforts to protect wetlands with the coalition’s National Wildlife and Wetlands award.
“Arkansas wetlands are important to our state’s rich tradition of duck hunting. Voluntary, incentive-based policies like the Wetlands Reserve Easement program, promote the conservation and restoration of these critical resources while preserving a popular pastime and an economic driver for our state. I look forward to continue working with the Wetlands Conservation Policy Coalition to support responsible conservation policies that balance the needs of landowners and wildlife as we craft the 2018 Farm Bill,” Boozman said.
The Wetlands Policy Conservation Coalition promotes efficient use of water resources and advocates for wetlands restoration and the Wetlands Reserve Easements program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Arkansas is a leader in the area of wetlands reserve easement with more than 240,000 acres enrolled in the program.