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

OPINION: Water cuts hit wildlife, ag just as hard

DU Western Region Director Mark Biddlecomb and David J. Guy,president of the Northern California Water Association, worked together to place the attached opinion piece in today’s Stockton Record. Among some of the key messages: Much has been [...]

July 17, 2015 // 686 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Clark Fork River Delta

In early April 2015, the last piece of construction equipment rolled across the temporary bridge that provided access to the Clark Fork River Delta restoration site in Idaho, signaling the end of the first phase of this extensive project. Heavy [...]

July 10, 2015 // 651 Comments

CDFW Completes 2015 Waterfowl Breeding Survey

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently completed its 2015 waterfowl breeding population survey, and the numbers in California are down significantly. Using methodology approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), [...]

June 26, 2015 // 723 Comments

Winner of California Duck Stamp Contest Announced

Chuck Black of Bozeman, Mont., was chosen as the winner of the 2015 California Duck Stamp Art Contest for his depiction of an American green-winged teal. His work officially becomes the design for the 2015-2016 stamp. Following the contest held June [...]

June 24, 2015 // 702 Comments

ICYMI: DU Launches Rescue Our Wetlands Campaign

In case you missed the official launch a few weeks ago, Ducks Unlimited is in the midst of a $2 billion continental campaign launched at Ducks Unlimited’s 78th annual convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To date, the new “Rescue Our Wetlands: [...]

June 19, 2015 // 666 Comments

Waterfowl and Rice Update

Ducks Unlimited this week joined with the California Rice Commission, the Northern California Water Association, the National Resources Conservation Service and several local farmers and water district representatives for a press conference to [...]

June 12, 2015 // 691 Comments

California Celebrates Native as DU President

For those that missed the news from the DU National Convention last week, or have been living in a cave the last six months, California’s own Paul Bonderson was elected as DU President on Saturday, May 30th, taking over duties from George [...]

June 5, 2015 // 697 Comments

Nonlead Ammunition Requirement Approaches

The State of California recently put out a reminder that starting July 1, 2015, nonlead ammunition will be required when hunting on all California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) lands and for all Nelson bighorn sheep hunts anywhere in the [...]

May 28, 2015 // 656 Comments

Pacific trade pact is a good deal for waterfowl

DU Western Region Director Mark Biddlecomb partnered with Tim Johnson of the California Rice Commission and and Bill Mueller of Valley Vision on an op-ed piece that appeared in today’s Sacramento Bee touting the potential benefits of the [...]

May 21, 2015 // 675 Comments

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Carson Lake and Pasture

As part of DU’s March 2014 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant award for wetland conservation work for the Lahontan Valley – Western Nevada region, DU completed a water conveyance improvement project at Carson Lake and Pasture [...]

May 15, 2015 // 557 Comments

DU Waterfowling Heritage Center Opens in Memphis

Although not located in the West, the brand new Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Center inside the Bass Pro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid in Tennessee may be a new must-visit location for all DU members and duck hunters. According to DU, more than 20,000 [...]

May 8, 2015 // 689 Comments

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are currently in the midst of a major project that will restore or enhance about 739 acres of habitat at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), which consists of about 5,077 acres and is [...]

May 1, 2015 // 677 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Supporting California Rice

With recent heavy media attention on the California drought and the use of water by agriculture, the California Rice Commission and Northern California Water Association held a media event outside of Sacramento today to spotlight the multiple [...]

April 18, 2015 // 685 Comments

President’s Elite and Top 100 for the West is out

Ducks Unlimited recently announced the top volunteer chapters across the nation honored with Top 100 and President’s Elite standings. The Top 100 designation is reserved for the top 100 chapters that raise up to $100,000 in grassroots income [...]

April 11, 2015 // 689 Comments

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