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Project Update: Gray Lodge Water Supply Project

Check out some of our latest work on the Gray Lodge Water Supply Project – reconstruction of the Razorback Flume was recently completed! The Razorback Flume is a critical component of the Biggs-West Gridley Water District’s (District) water [...]

March 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

Wind in My Face – Sun at My Side

by Mark Biddlecomb, Western Region Director of Operations Tupper Ansel Blake’s latest book, Wind in My Face – Sun at My Side, features hundreds of Blake’s amazing photographs. Tupper is one of our country’s premier wildlife photographers, so [...]

March 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

Project Update: Windmill Ranch Unit

by Tina Blewett, DU Regional Biologist Ducks Unlimited recently completed infrastructure work on the Windmill Ranch Unit of the Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area, which is open to the public and owned and managed by the Washington Department of [...]

March 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited on The Crop Pod

Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region Director of Public Policy Gary Link recently appeared on the Agricultural Presidents’ Council podcast The Crop Pod with host Cody Boyles to chat on a variety of topics. The APC is California’s premier [...]

February 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

Project Update: Intermountain West Region

by Amelia Raquel, Regional Biologist Ducks Unlimited (DU) in the Intermountain West Region has been approved for a $843,842 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to conserve over 5,000 acres of habitat in Northeastern California. [...]

February 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

DU recognizes key partnership in California

Ducks Unlimited recently presented Grassland Water District General Manager Ric Ortega with a special commemorative decoy for his long-time collaboration with DU conserving and protecting wetlands in California’s San Joaquin Valley. “Conserving [...]

February 3, 2020 // 0 Comments

Cougar Wetlands Timelapse

In late 2018, Ducks Unlimited and partners used a controlled levee breach at the Cosumnes River Preserve’s Cougar Wetlands (outside Sacramento, Calif.) to restore the area to tidal floodplain habitat. Thanks to a timelapse camera, Ducks [...]

January 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

Voluntary Agreements Are a Better Plan for California

In case you missed it last week, Ducks Unlimited Western Region Director Mark Biddlecomb co-authored a piece with Dave Eggerton, director of the Association of California Water Agencies, advocating for cooperation when it comes to water in the [...]

January 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Project Update: Giffin Lake

Ducks Unlimited and partners recently completed the Giffin Lake Project located at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area in Yakima County. The installation of a new water control structure will [...]

January 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

Ducks Love Rice

Our good friends at the California Rice Commission recently invited Virginia Getz, Ducks Unlimited’s manager of conservation programs for the Western Regional Office, to appear on the most recent episode of their popular podcast Ingrained. [...]

January 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Podcast: San Joaquin Valley

Matt Kaminski, DU’s Regional Biologist for the San Joaquin Valley in Central California, joins Ducks Unlimited’s national podcast show to discuss a multitude of topics, including a description of DU’s conservation efforts in the [...]

December 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Radiant Biologist

Ducks Unlimited biologist Virginia Getz was recently profiled by the Northern California Water Association in a wonderful piece detailing her decades of work in the Sacramento Valley. Getz grew up in California and attended UC Davis, eventually [...]

December 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

Working Together.

On a gusty day in an area of Northern California that deeply understands and respects the power of wind, Mother Nature decided to cooperate for a few hours for a gathering of friends and colleagues, offering a perfect November afternoon to celebrate [...]

November 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

Waterfowl Report: California

Ducks Unlimited WF360 California Migration Editor Peter Ottesen gives his latest update on how the 2019−2020 waterfowl season has started so far. The consensus? Bird numbers are all over the map in the early going. At the Sacramento National [...]

November 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Leque Island is breached

For the first time in 135 years, ocean water flowed onto Leque Island in Washington this week when Ducks Unlimited and partners breached an island dike bordering the island as a part of Phase II of the Leque Island Restoration project, a significant [...]

October 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Work begins on Phase II of Gray Lodge Water Supply Project

The Gray Lodge Water Supply Project outside Gridley, Calif, recently began construction on Phase II, clearing brush and debris from several miles of canals that provide water to the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. The multi-year project will eventually [...]

September 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

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