September 2014

Ducks out of luck in water-scarce rice fields?

The Marysville Appeal-Democrat, located in the heart of rice farming country in Northern California, touched on the potential problem for waterfowl this fall and winter if [...]

September 26, 2014 // 415 Comments

DU September Legislative Update for the West

by  Mark Smith, Western Region Director of Public Policy The California legislature adjourned last month, which means that none of our nine states are currently in session, [...]

September 12, 2014 // 434 Comments

State of the Birds Report Summary

A new report from the U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative shows encouraging population gains for some wetland-dependent bird species. At the [...]

September 9, 2014 // 425 Comments

Important Op-Ed

An important op-ed on the plight of migratory water birds appeared in today’s Sacramento Bee. Co-authored by Mark Biddlecomb of DU and Bridgid McCormack of Audubon, the [...]

September 4, 2014 // 383 Comments