February 2015

DU visits Washington state legislature

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and DU volunteer Bernard Brown share a laugh. On February 25th, Ducks Unlimited Public Policy Director Mark Smith and  volunteer Bernard Brown attended the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition lobby day in [...]

February 26, 2015 // 711 Comments

Hill Slough Wildlife Area

From the mid-1870s to the early 1900s, approximately 90 percent of the tidal wetland habitat in the Suisun Marsh (California)was diked and converted for uses such as farms and managed wetlands. As a result, the loss of tidal access has hindered the [...]

February 20, 2015 // 646 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Samish Unit Enhancement

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) purchased 409 acres of agricultural land adjacent to Samish Bay in western Skagit County between 1996 and 2000 and developed the Samish Unit of the Skagit Wildlife Area. While the wildlife area has [...]

February 13, 2015 // 720 Comments

Reminder: California State Convention APRIL 17-19

Please join DU members and volunteers for a fun-filled weekend in Lake Tahoe learning more about Ducks Unlimited’s efforts in California, as well as celebrating the upcoming inauguration of our own Paul Bonderson in May as the next national [...]

February 10, 2015 // 719 Comments

Phase 2 Wetlands Restoration at Edwards Air Force Base Complete

The Piute Ponds wetland complex is located on Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) near Rosamond Dry Lake in Southern California. The wetlands provide year round habitat and are managed in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Sanitation District Number [...]

February 5, 2015 // 674 Comments