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ND Legislature increases limit for outdoor conservation fund

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Legislature voted Tuesday to increase the funding cap for the state’s oil tax-supported Outdoor Heritage Fund, though the goal may be moot with slipping crude prices. House members endorsed the measure 81-10 and hours later sent it to the Senate, which approved it 40-7 with no debate. The Legislature established the fund in 2013 ...

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Lafourche coastal project receives private funding

BATON ROUGE, La. — Organizers of a new coastal restoration project hope to show how these kind of projects can be done swiftly and somewhat cheaply through private investment, rather than solely depending on government to lead the way. A demonstration project to reinforce a small portion of shoreline in Lafourche Parish next year also will help identify stumbling blocks ...

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Measure 5 verbal firefight persists with vote less than 3 weeks away

On Tuesday, a heated forum took place at NDSU’s Memorial Union over the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment (CWWP) between two panels of three speakers. The two-hour forum covered all the boiling topics surrounding the amendment from outside funding to the economic planning of the potential amendment. The amendment, which will be Measure 5 on next month’s ballot, has ...

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Gov. Dalrymple reveals $80 million conservation retort to measure 5 momentum

As the message of measure 5, the Clean Water Wildlife and Parks amendment, spreads throughout North Dakota, Gov. Jack Dalrymple has proposed an $80.4 million dollar package to support statewide conservation. The Bismarck Tribune reported that Darymple presented a budget proposal Monday that would nearly triple the state’s current spending on conservation efforts. The governor joined other state officials at ...

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Strong bird numbers undermine cast for conservation measure

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Rob Port | Shale Plays Media Contributor As we work our way through another election cycle toward the November ballot, North Dakotans are having a debate about conservation. It’s been prompted by a coalition of conservation activist groups like Ducks Unlimited which are pushing a ballot measure that would, if approved, divert state oil tax revenues to conservation. It’s a ...

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Conservation group proposing to restore wetlands

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 By KEVIN BURBACH | Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D.  — An international habitat conservation and hunting organization wants to buy farmland to restore wetlands in North Dakota, but it must first get approval this week from key agricultural and wildlife groups. Ducks Unlimited wants to buy 47 acres north of Carrington from a local farmer to restore the former wetlands and ...

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