2017

PROJECT UPDATE: Red Rock Warehouse

Ducks Unlimited recently completed the first phase of the San Francisco Bay Creosote Removal and Pacific Herring Habitat Restoration Project, which entailed removing debris from the former site of the Red Rock Warehouse in Richmond, California, [...]

July 14, 2017 // 7 Comments

Black Tern nesting colony at Schlepp

A rare black tern nesting colony was recently discovered in Idaho on the Schlepp property, a 400-acre farmland-to-wetland conservation easement. Ducks Unlimited collaborated with many partners to convert the area to clean feeding habitat for [...]

July 7, 2017 // 4 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Crab Creek

By Tina Blewett, Regional Biologist Crab Creek Wetland depression prior to construction. Ducks Unlimited and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently partnered on a wetland, riparian and creek restoration project involving a portion of the south [...]

June 22, 2017 // 2 Comments

Wetland Restoration IS working at Eden Landing

Ducks Unlimited played a key role in the restoration work at the Eden Landing Ponds in the South San Francisco Bay, which is part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project.  Check out this video on the latest [...]

June 5, 2017 // 1 Comment

Doug Federighi Tribute

On May 20 in Los Banos, California, Ducks Unlimited recognized longtime member and Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs, Doug Federighi, at the Grassland Water District Office for his dedication to the conservation of California’s [...]

May 26, 2017 // 616 Comments

Volunteer Spotlight: Carley Taylor

Carley Taylor made a splash at Ducks Unlimited’s 2017 California State Convention in April when, at the age of 24, the Susanville, California resident pledged a life sponsorship commitment to DU. Taylor only recently took up the sport of waterfowl [...]

May 26, 2017 // 677 Comments

Cinnamon Quest

Photographer Mike Drew takes readers on a beautiful journey in search of the elusive Cinnamon Teal via incredible photos and storytelling. I was looking for cinnamon teal. Cinnamon teal – the drakes, at least – are one of the most lovely [...]

May 12, 2017 // 621 Comments

Ducks CEO visits California

Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall toured California’s Sacramento Valley last week, a region where 95% of the historic wetlands have been developed or destroyed, forcing waterfowl who call the area home in the winter to rely heavily on flooded rice [...]

April 17, 2017 // 704 Comments

2017 California Convention

California Ducks Unlimited volunteers held their annual state convention last weekend (March 31- April 2) at Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City, California, capping off a successful year and making preparations for the future. Attendance included [...]

April 8, 2017 // 712 Comments

Tell Congress to Support Funding for Wetlands Conservation!

DU needs your help! The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) conserves North America’s waterfowl, fish and wildlife resources while producing a variety of environmental and economic benefits. Its success is driven by partnerships [...]

March 23, 2017 // 708 Comments

Volunteer Spotlight: Rob Fehr Jr.

  Rob Fehr Jr. and his wife, Nicole, celebrated their wedding with a duck cake. It wouldn’t be a stretch to claim that Rob Fehr Jr. has duck hunting in his blood. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Fehr comes from a long lineage of Utah [...]

March 16, 2017 // 677 Comments

DU conserves farmland near Market Lake WMA in Idaho

DU recently placed a conservation easement on one of its own properties near the Market Lake Wildlife Management Area, the first of its kind in Idaho and only the second such arrangement for Ducks Unlimited along the Pacific Flyway. DU generally [...]

March 15, 2017 // 617 Comments

New Secretary of Interior Shows Support for Sportsmen

On his first official day as the 52nd Secretary of the Department of Interior, Ryan Zinke issued his first two secretarial orders benefitting the sportsmen and outdoor communities. Zinke invited various members from the sportsmen’s community [...]

March 3, 2017 // 683 Comments

DU Voices

DU Films has released a series of short clips to YouTube focusing on conservation and the hunting traditions that shape DU’s story. All less than two minutes long, each short clip admirably captures the spirit of the organization by focusing [...]

February 22, 2017 // 676 Comments

Breaking down NAWCA projects in the West

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act is one of the most effective sources to fund habitat conservation for organizations like Ducks Unlimited. Enacted in 1989, NAWCA provides federal cost-share funding to support the North American Waterfowl [...]

February 10, 2017 // 681 Comments

Ducks Unlimited project offers a different view of Las Vegas

Tucked just few miles away from the glitz and glamor of the Las Vegas Strip sits a little-known desert oasis providing valuable wetland habitat for waterfowl and other species that utilize this region of the Pacific Flyway. And Ducks Unlimited [...]

February 3, 2017 // 648 Comments

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