July 2014

WRO Director Biddlecomb speaks on waterfowl deaths

The Sacramento Bee’s Matt Weiser penned a long story in this morning’s paper regarding the recent deaths of waterfowl in California that are being tied to the drought, which included an interview with DU’s Western Region Director [...]

July 31, 2014 // 681 Comments

Three from Western Region added to DU Board of Directors

Three esteemed volunteers from California and Nevada were elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.’s national board of directors during the organization’s annual convention held recently in St. Louis last month, it was announced this week by the [...]

July 25, 2014 // 588 Comments

DU Chiefs Visit Sacramento

Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall and President George Dunklin Jr. capped off a midweek trip to California with a visit this afternoon to the Western Region Office in Rancho Cordova. After touring projects in the Bay Area yesterday, Hall, Dunklin Jr. [...]

July 24, 2014 // 690 Comments

DU and The Long Foundation Announce Partnership

The Ducks Unlimited Western Regional Office is extremely proud to announce that The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant to the continued restoration of San Pablo National Wildlife Refuge in the Bay Area, [...]

July 18, 2014 // 703 Comments

NBC Bay Area Features the California Drought

NBC Bay Area’s feature on the plight of shorebirds and waterfowl in California’s current drought ran last night (7/17/14) and turned out extremely well, further spotlighting the water problems for wildlife within the state . Jeff [...]

July 17, 2014 // 659 Comments

Ducks Unlimited in the Media

DU’s Western Region Director of Conservation Programs, Jeff McCreary, joined representatives from Point Blue and the California Audubon Society yesterday at the Cosumnes River Preserve outside of Sacramento for an interview with NBC Bay Area [...]

July 15, 2014 // 662 Comments

Friday Project Spotlight: Gray Lodge

Located north of Sacramento, Calif., Gray Lodge WA is one of the most important wetland areas in the Pacific Flyway and supports up to 1 million ducks and 100,000 geese during the winter. Public use of Gray Lodge WA is extensive and the area [...]

July 11, 2014 // 925 Comments

Is it going to be a rough duck hunting season out west?

A recent article by Shotgun Life’s Holly Heyser detailed some of the issues that duck hunters in California could face this upcoming season due to the ongoing drought. And according to her, it ain’t looking great:   All the water [...]

July 8, 2014 // 650 Comments

Good news from up North

The US Fish and Wildlife Service yesterday released its report on 2014 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June. Total populations were estimated at 49.2 million breeding ducks in the surveyed area. This [...]

July 3, 2014 // 654 Comments