The Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Program

Since 1934, sales of the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps (commonly referred to as “Duck Stamps”) have raised more than $700 million that has been used to acquire more than 5.2 million acres of habitat for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sales of these stamps goes directly to the purchase or lease of wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Stamps can be purchased at most post offices, sporting goods and outdoor stores, all National Wildlife Refuges and online at fws.gov/duckstamps. As their slogan says “Conserve Habitat, Buy Duck Stamps!

In an effort to show our dedicated support to this valuable conservation cause, DOS will purchase and award each Field Trip leader with an annual stamp.