August 2014

Waterfowl, Rice and the California Drought

Ducks Unlimited made several news appearances this week in the Sacramento market, specifically regarding the California drought and its potential effects on rice farmers and ducks this fall. The first story appeared on KCRA 3, with Western Region [...]

August 29, 2014 // 716 Comments

DU Volunteers in Idaho take part in banding event

Photo courtesy of Julie Munoz The Idaho Fish and Game recently worked with DU volunteers in Idaho to trap and band waterfowl at the Schlepp easement, which DU has been restoring for the last seven years. North Idaho District Chairman Martin Munoz [...]

August 27, 2014 // 918 Comments

Contact Governor Brown and your state legislators today!

Mark Low, DU Regional VP of Region 1, sent out the following urgent message this morning for all DU members in California regarding pending legislation over ammunition. Please take a moment to read on this important issue:   Dear DU Supporter, [...]

August 26, 2014 // 604 Comments

Buy Your Duck Stamp!

According to a Ducks Unlimited press release, the first Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) was sold 80 years today and has gone on to protect nearly 6 million acres of habitat through expenditures of more than $900 [...]

August 22, 2014 // 588 Comments

DU Project Spotlight: Artesian and Black Lakes

Artesian and Black Lakes are situated on a 1,800 acre property owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, northeast of the city of Moses Lake in central Washington, and part of a chain of water bodies situated along an important migratory route for [...]

August 20, 2014 // 680 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Statement on California Water Bond

Duck’s Unlimited’s Western Region Office released the following statement late Wednesday regarding the recently approved water bond in California, which will now be placed before the voters in November:   Ducks Unlimited [...]

August 15, 2014 // 697 Comments

Where will migratory birds find food this fall?

(L to R): Dave Shuford of Point Blue, Leigh Martinez of CBS 13, Mark Smith of DU Western Region Director of Public Policy, Mark Smith, made an appearance on CBS13’s Friday news to talk drought and waterfowl. You can see the full interview [...]

August 11, 2014 // 651 Comments

Promoting the plight of waterfowl during a drought

Ducks Unlimited is teaming with several other conservancy groups in a coalition dubbed Water for Wetlands, which includes Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy, Point Blue, Wildlife Defenders, and the California Waterfowl Association, to raise public [...]

August 8, 2014 // 623 Comments

Project Spotlight: Swanson Lakes

This project took place on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area, which covers approximately 21,000 acres in Lincoln County of eastern Washington. Approximately 17,000 acres of the Wildlife Area is upland [...]

August 5, 2014 // 681 Comments