[CT Birds] DEEP Meeting Summary

Mark Szantyr birdinggeek at gmail.com
Fri Jul 26 22:18:06 EDT 2013


Hell, that could almost get me to put a COA stcker in my window

Mark 

On Jul 26, 2013, at 10:10 PM, Mark Szantyr <birdinggeek at gmail.com> wrote:

> A new program would take a lot of time to implement. 
> 
> The state parks seasonal pass with binoculars, the COA window sticker with binoculars, other Conservation Window stickers with binoculars, until a birding stamp program is actually a reality
> 
> Add 10% to membership dues to conservation/ Birding organizations and  forward this money to DEEP non-game funds. 
> 
> Structure all in place now....
> 
> Anyway , it will be winter soon and the morning light wont be good till after 8am...
> 
> Mark 
> 
> On Jul 26, 2013, at 9:49 PM, "Comins, Patrick" <PCOMINS at audubon.org> wrote:
> 
>> Since licenses are required for fishing in salt or fresh water, maybe it is just assumed the person with fishing gear has a license, or they're risking some fines.
>> 
>> The birding stamp was my suggestion.  It has been discussed for many years as a potential way to raise revenue for non-game wildlife conservation.  Any stamp would have to be voluntary, because it would be absurd to require a license for birding.  It would be nice however if there were some benefits to having the stamp, as is the case for federal Duck Stamps.   It is true that the proceeds of federal duck stamps go to preserve habitat for both game and non-game species and state stamps go to habitat protection (and perhaps management?), but many birders I have talked to would rather purchase something directly tied to birds and birding for a variety of reasons.
>> 
>> This all reminds me, I have to by the new duck stamp.
>> 
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>> 
>> Patrick M. Comins
>> Director of Bird Conservation
>> 
>> Audubon Connecticut
>> 185 East Flat Hill Road
>> Southbury, CT 06488
>> 
>> Phone: (203)264-5098 x308
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>> Fax: (203)264-6332
>> 
>> pcomins at audubon.org
>> http://iba.audubon.org/iba/viewState.do?state=US-CT
>> Audubon Connecticut is on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AudubonCT
>> Friends of Conte is on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Silvio-O-Conte-National-Fish-and-Wildlife-Refuge/121976791147545?v=wall
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>> From: CTBirds <ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org> on behalf of Mark Szantyr <birddog55 at charter.net>
>> Sent: Friday, July 26, 2013 9:20 PM
>> To: Breslin, Sandy
>> Cc: Miley Bull (mbull at ctaudubon.org); (ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org)
>> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] DEEP Meeting Summary
>> 
>> My understanding is you do not need to show a license, just fishing rod. That is what i have been told several times by the people manning the gate. So again, binoculars should work. This was also used as an equivalency by the park personnel i spoke with last week
>> 
>> Another question, what if anything will be done to remedy the use of the pavement scrapings as fill in proximity to a wetland, especially a wetland supporting state and federally listed species?
>> 
>> Mark
>> 
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