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NSSF Adds $150,000 to Wetland Conservation Act Grant Program

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) announced they’re contributing $150,000 to the North American Wetland Conservation Act.

The money, part of an initiative the NSSF has vowed of $750,000 over five years, will go towards Congressional funding for the grant program that’s supporting the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.

The Act was originally created in part to help the Management Plan, which aims to provide long-term protection of habitats required by waterfowl and other migratory birds in North America.

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“Today we are continuing our industry’s longstanding commitment to preserving, protecting and enhancing our nation’s proud heritage of wildlife conservation and hunting access,” mentioned Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel, in the official news release. “These funds will help serve these causes for generations to come and are a reminder that hunters are America’s original conservationists.”

The US Fish and Wildlife Service says that a total of $1.28 billion in grants has been received by various wetland conservation partners and projects from 1990 to 2013.

Since the NSSF is the trade association for the firearms industry, the funds are seen as representative of the sportsmen and women of North America, and especially those who participate in shooting sports.

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NSSF Adds $150,000 to Wetland Conservation Act Grant Program