2016

DU Youth Hunt in Arizona a Success

In a desert region where wetlands habitat is limited and duck hunting is far from tradition, the Sierra Vista Chapter of Ducks Unlimited in Arizona recently completed its Fourth Annual Youth Waterfowl Hunt to positive reviews. Eleven youth hunters [...]

December 22, 2016 // 706 Comments

DU Receives Rice Industry Conservation Awards

Dr. Scott Manley, Ducks Unlimited’s director of conservation innovation, was recently awarded USA Rice’s 2016 Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award for his work on the National Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) [...]

December 15, 2016 // 597 Comments

DU Pushing Dirt in Nevada

Several citizens of Carson City, Nevada had been recently questioning the presence of active construction equipment moving earth around nearby Buzzy’s Ranch, located in the southeast section of town. Is it for a housing development? A shopping [...]

December 10, 2016 // 712 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Champions Flood Irrigation

The Capitol Press, which covers agriculture issues in the western United States, recently published a lengthy piece chronicling Ducks Unlimited’s work with farmers to preserve flood irrigation in both Idaho and Nevada, which ultimately [...]

November 29, 2016 // 621 Comments

Drought Brings California Agencies Together In Common Goal

A group of government agencies, NGO’s and private landowners gathered for a press conference at the scenic Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area located just outside Sacramento on Thursday to celebrate the fall arrival of waterfowl and, more importantly, [...]

November 19, 2016 // 636 Comments

Warm Weather Stalling Duck Hunting in California

DU’s Peter Ottesen checks in with his latest migration report from California, and as many in the state can attest, the beautiful Fall weather has not been so great for duck hunting. Three weeks into the waterfowl season and reports from [...]

November 11, 2016 // 712 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Alder Island Marsh Restoration Project

A recent project on the central Oregon coast has restored valuable tidal marsh habitat at the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Lincoln City. In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed [...]

November 4, 2016 // 1,534 Comments

Recent Storms Good News For Central Valley Birds

Storms that dumped up to five inches of rain in certain parts of Northern California last weekend couldn’t have come at a better time, according to Peter Otteson of the Stockton Record, as refuges and ag lands prepare for the start of duck [...]

October 20, 2016 // 630 Comments

DU Awarded Funds From EPA For Bay Area Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Ducks Unlimited will receive $1,677,683 for wetlands restoration in the San Francisco Bay Area, as part of a suite of projects approved for funding by the EPA  through the San Francisco [...]

October 18, 2016 // 715 Comments

“Phenomenal” Duck Reports For Northwest in 2016

DU’s Bill Monroe filed his latest migration report for the Pacific Northwest in advance of duck season, and thanks to spring rainfall and snowmelt, the outlook for the 2016 waterfowl season in Washington, Oregon and Idaho is glowing: Waterfowl [...]

October 10, 2016 // 729 Comments

Waterfowling Survey

Do you hunt ducks, watch ducks, or both? Ducks Unlimited is collaborating with researchers from Colorado State University and University of Arizona to assess activities related to waterfowl hunting as well as waterfowl viewing and photography. [...]

September 15, 2016 // 904 Comments

Ducks Unlimited unveils new website

If you’ve recently visited Ducks.org, you may have noticed a few changes. The new and improved homepage for Ducks Unlimited launched last week, the first major redesign since 2010. Last year nearly 5.5 million people visited Ducks.org , [...]

September 9, 2016 // 703 Comments

DU TV Spotlights the West

DU TV’s latest episode has a Western Region theme, first visiting California’s Central Valley with host John Paul Morris to meet Dennis Campini and his young son, Logan, at the Stillbow Duck Club in the Grasslands. DUs’ Director of [...]

August 31, 2016 // 726 Comments

DU and Partners Complete Living Floodplains NAWCA in Northwest

Ducks Unlimited and partners recently completed a series of conservation projects in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington funded under a three-phase, six-year-long programmatic NAWCA grant. Titled the “Living Floodplains,” this partnership [...]

August 19, 2016 // 643 Comments

DU Western Region Fixture Jim Well Retires After 30 Years

For the first time in 30 years, the Western Region Office will complete a project this Fall without the steadying hand of Jim Well, who retired in August after a storied career with Ducks Unlimited, all of it spent shaping the Pacific Flyway from [...]

August 12, 2016 // 733 Comments

First-Ever Channeled Scablands Survey

It is estimated that over 70 percent of the wetlands in the arid West are privately owned, and in the Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington, over 70 percent of those are still impacted by drainage ditches. Farmers and ranchers protect a large [...]

August 5, 2016 // 1,246 Comments

Download the July Issue of the Western Region Newsletter

The July 2016 issue of the Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region Newsletter is now available to download. Click on the link below to save the PDF and find out what’s going on throughout the nine-state Western Region. Download July [...]

July 29, 2016 // 754 Comments

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