Private Land Conservation Programs

Steven discusses the importance of private lands conservation programs in the Farm Bill and their role in ensuring hunting and fishing opportunities in the Driftless Area of Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.

• The conservation title of the Farm Bill is the single-largest source of federal funding for conservation on private lands in our country.
• Farm Bill conservation programs assist farmers, ranchers and other landowners in running economically sustainable operations while conserving important fish and wildlife habitat, safeguarding clean air and water, stabilizing topsoil and enhancing recreational opportunities on private lands.
• Given the effectiveness of these programs, proposed reductions in their funding would undermine the effectiveness of efforts like those Rinella profiles in the Driftless Area.
• Every five years when the Farm Bill’s renewal is considered by Congress, American hunters and anglers must fight to ensure that these critical conservation programs are strongly funded.
• If funding levels for private lands conservation programs are not maintained or bolstered in the next Farm Bill, key habitat for fish and wildlife could be severely compromised.

Season 1: Episode 10


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Trout Unlimited

The Nature Conservancy

Ducks Unlimited

Association of FIsh and Wildlife Agencies

Izaak Walton League of America

The WIldlife Society


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