Well worth it if it goes to wetlands conservation and construction
That is a very big if
No one ever seems to read actual bills. Even outdoor's reporters these days seem to just rewrite the same news report everyone else gets instead of doing any research. The original $15 still goes to the purchase and lease of wetland habitat overseen by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. Something like 98% of each dollar.
The $10 is not exactly an increase of that original $15 used for acquiring habitat as most of the news reports make it sound like. The added $10 is to go into a separate fund used only for acquisition of conservation easements. I posted the actual bill in the original thread. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I doubt many stamp purchasers understand where the increase is really going. For example there will be no added wetland acquisition providing additional public hunting from the new fund. IMHO, a few landowners in the prairie pothole region are going to get some fat lease checks out of this.
To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to
increase the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to
fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and
for other purposes.
in which there shall be a
subaccount to which the Secretary of the Treasury shall
transfer all amounts in excess of $15 that are received
from the sale of each stamp sold for each hunting year
after hunting year 2013'';
(4) Conservation easements.--Amounts in the subaccount
referred to in subsection (a)(3) shall be used by the Secretary
solely to acquire easements in real property in the United
States for conservation of migratory birds.''.