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  • GOP trying to block enforcement of Migratory Bird Treaty Act via appropriations bills

    The House has passed an appropriations bill (H.R. 2578) for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and Related Agencies with one unbelievable rider - it "enjoins" the use of appropriated funds for use in prosecuting or holding liable any corporation or person for a violation of section 2(a) of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

    UPDATE 8 JULY: GREAT NEWS: The Duncan amendment is no more. It was removed from the CJS appropriations bill weeks ago and was never approved by the House Interior appropriations subcommittee. It was thought that he would try to introduce it when the full House considered the Interior appropriations bill, but he has not done so. There's more bird-blues on Capitol Hill still to come, including a provision that blocks ESA-listing of the Greater Sage-Grouse and Duncan's H.R. 493, which would amend the MBTA to preclude incidental take. Fortunately, H.R.493 is not moving and has few co-sponsors as Congress heads into the long August recess. If things change, we'll let you know so check back often.

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  • Stay in the loop for NAOC VI (Washington DC August 2016)

    By Pete Marra
    Are you ready for NAOC VI? Keep up-to-date with announcements, deadlines, and more by visiting the website and registering for news and updates.
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  • USFWS to issue programmatic environmental impact statement on incidental take of MBTA species

    By Ornithological Council
    USFWS takes first step towards possible regulation of incidental take of bird species protection under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act: will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement

    Full text of the notice and instructions for comments are here.
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  • OC 2015 Small Grants Call for Proposals / Solicitud de Propuestas

    By Ornithological Council
    The Ornithological Council is pleased to call for proposals for the 2015 round of grants to be made under the OC Small Grants Program.
    El Consejo Ornitologíco se complace en la convocatoria de propuestas para el 2015 ronda de subvenciones que se harán en el marco del Programa de Pequeñas Subvenciones del OC.
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