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Duck Stamp Signed Into Law

Obama has signed two important bills about the Duck Stamp into law! This is a huge victory for America’s wildlife refuges and it would not have happened without the hard work of our advocates!

The winner of the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Contest is Jennifer Miller of Olean, NY, with her acrylic painting of ruddy ducks.
The winner of the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Contest is Jennifer Miller of Olean, NY, with her acrylic painting of ruddy ducks.

We’ve been following the progress of the bill to increase the price of the Duck Stamp here and here, but right at the end of the Congressional session, the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013 passed the Senate teeing it up to also be signed into law as well. The final action on these two bills means we can be assured that the money collected by Duck Stamp fees will go toward on-the-ground conservation! And now we’ll be able to buy the stamps easily online and use the electronic version if we choose to. Thanks to a $10 increase in the price and the ability to use an electronic version of the stamp, more money can be dedicated to conservation.

Laws like this don’t happen by accident. It takes time and dedication by activists like those who belong to our Refuge Action Network. And this support has not gone unnoticed! Here’s what U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe had to say about our efforts on behalf of the Duck Stamp:

“The National Wildlife Refuge System has no better advocates than the National Wildlife Refuge Association, and on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I want to express our enormous gratitude for the Refuge Association’s efforts to help us restore the purchasing power of the Federal Duck Stamp,” said Service Director Dan Ashe. “This bipartisan conservation success will benefit wildlife and people for generations to come, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the Refuge Association’s support.”

So thank you to everyone who took action on behalf of the Duck Stamp!

To keep up with all the legislation that affects the National Wildlife Refuge System, join our Refuge Action Network today!

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2014/12/duck-stamp-signed-into-law/

1 comment

  1. Don C. Yager says:

    How about a bit more respect by writing “President Obama” rather than just “Obama”?

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