The 1986 North American Waterfowl Management Plan launched a new era in wildlife conservation, setting out a blueprint for developing public–private partnerships to conserve natural resources. Today, thousands of partners in our three nations have established a continental conservation legacy, one that is based on sound science and a landscape approach. Building on this foundation, the 1998 Update, Expanding the Vision, envisions a North America where the needs of waterfowl—and indeed all wild species— are considered, as citizens participate in making decisions about the use of landscapes. We enthusiastically endorse this concept and encourage leadership by Plan partners in implementing this vision well into the next century.
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