DU Member Achieves Great Heights (Literally)

On December 7th, 2015, Seattle Ducks Unlimited Chapter member Garrett Madison summited Mt. Vinson, the tallest mountain in Antarctica. In three weeks a team of five climbers traversed the earth’s southernmost continent, scaled polar glaciers [...]

December 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

Bair Island Breach

DU celebrated its third Bay Area levee breach of 2015 on Thursday in Redwood City,CA where more than 100 attendees watched as tidal water returned to inner Bair Island for the first time since the area was diked off for agriculture in the 1880s. The [...]

December 14, 2015 // 1,557 Comments

The Tale of the Japanese Pintail in California

When Eric Heidman saw the pintail sail into his decoy spread all by itself on opening day of waterfowl season at Delevan National Wildlife Refuge, he knew it was going to be a good day. What he didn’t immediately realize was that the bird was [...]

December 4, 2015 // 644 Comments

Download the Fall Issue of the Western Region Newsletter

The first-ever issue of Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region Newsletter is now available to download. A quarterly publication, just click on the link below to save the PDF and find out what’s going on throughout the nine-state Western [...]

November 17, 2015 // 655 Comments

More Water for Rice Fields and Birds

In case you missed it last week, the Bureau of Reclamation recently announced that it will be releasing an additional 50,000 acres of water to California rice farmers over the next month, which is great news for waterfowl in the state. This latest [...]

November 12, 2015 // 713 Comments

Migration Alert: Ducks and Geese move into Central Valley

Waterfowl season began last month in California, and despite the drought plaguing the entire state, large numbers of ducks and geese have found their way into the Central Valley, providing good hunting opportunities. “After talking to people [...]

November 4, 2015 // 631 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Celebrates Breach at Sears Point

A bucket loader pulled the last bit of earth from the dam in front of hundreds of guests Sunday afternoon in San Pablo Bay, releasing millions of gallons of sea water into an area that had previously been farmland.  After 10 years of planning and [...]

October 26, 2015 // 679 Comments

DU Helps Flood Up Gray Lodge

Ducks Unlimited executive staff was on hand in October to witness the finish of a major construction phase at California’s Gray Lodge Wildlife Area north of Sacramento, even taking part in the initial release of water into several reconstructed [...]

October 19, 2015 // 510 Comments

Media Update: Drought and the Ducks

DU Biologist Virginia Getz spoke to Fox40 News in Sacramento at a California Rice Commission media event on Thursday, further illustrating how the lack of water in the Central Valley is not hurting just rice farmers. “These birds are heavily [...]

October 9, 2015 // 617 Comments

DU’s Western Region Receives Three Awards

EPA Team Leader Bill Adams, presents DU Biologist Chris Bonsignore with the Howard Orlean Excellence in Site Reuse Award Ducks Unlimited recently accepted several awards for its conservation work in the Western Region, spotlighting the [...]

October 5, 2015 // 663 Comments

DU Connects with Idaho Supporters

August was a busy month for Ducks Unlimited in Idaho, as members geared up for the start of the hunt season with several events. Idaho Fish and Game held the two-day “HUNT IDAHO: Connecting Mountains to Meals” Festival in which Ducks Unlimited [...]

September 24, 2015 // 699 Comments

Concern Mounts Over Water for Rice

Ag Alert, the weekly newspaper for California Agriculture, yesterday touched on the mounting concern over the lack of water for winter-flooded rice in the Sacramento Valley, which may be down from the normal range of 300,000 acres to only 50k in [...]

September 16, 2015 // 529 Comments

DU Hosts Successful Booth at Hunt Idaho

Idaho Fish and Game recently held a two-day event called “HUNT IDAHO: Connecting Mountains to Meals” in Lewiston in which Ducks Unlimited hosted a booth. With over 300 attendees, the weekend was a big success, in large part thanks to the decoy [...]

September 10, 2015 // 699 Comments

Paul Bonderson Profile

Ducks Unlimited’s new president and Northern California native Paul Bonderson was profiled over the weekend in the Sacramento Bee, in case you missed it. The article touched on Bonderson’s beginnings, not only with Ducks Unlimited, but [...]

August 17, 2015 // 693 Comments


Ducks Unlimited is excited to announce the waterfowl regulations for the 2015-16 hunting season have been approved by the California Fish and Game Commission.  C/O California Waterfowl Association REGULATION HIGHLIGHTS: **The canvasback limit is 2 [...]

August 7, 2015 // 707 Comments

DU CEO Dale Hall comments on California drought legislation

Last week, California Senators Feinstein and Boxer introduced the California Emergency Drought Relief Act as a way to mitigate the devastating effects of the drought crippling California. Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall released the following [...]

August 5, 2015 // 614 Comments


The Eden Landing Project, near Hayward, California, employs intensive management to balance tidal restoration with continued support for waterbirds reliant on open water habitats. Development and encroachment has consumed 95 percent of the San [...]

July 24, 2015 // 648 Comments

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