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Minnesota SCB Chapter Works to Save State Wildlife Grants Program

February 17, 2011. Although SCB primarily develops its own policy statements, at times the Society collaborates with other organizations on an issue that affects SCB’s members. The Minnesota chapter of SCB recently teamed with a group of both scientific societies and NGOs (Audubon Minnesota, Fish and Wildlife Legislative Alliance, Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Minnesota Conservation Federation, Minnesota Division, Izaak Walton League of America, Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society, and The Nature Conservancy) to ask their Congressperson to help preserve the State Wildlife Grants Program, which is threatened with being ‘zeroed out’ in the new budget. This letter provides a good example of how SCB can effectively use its voice as a scientific society to help advance conservation policy issues.

Read the letter HERE.