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Chalk It Up! DU-style

Ducks Unlimited made a colorful appearance at Sacramento’s Chalk It Up! Festival this past weekend in California’s capital. Artist Carolyn Elise (sponsored by DU) painstakingly brought a wood duck to life to rave reviews using only chalk at [...]

September 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Whitewater Waterfowl Trip

What do smart California capitol staff do when the summer temps are high in Sacramento and a high sierra snowpack melts into the rivers? They go whitewater rafting of course. California Democrat and Republican staff members recently came together [...]

August 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

New DU film series focuses on California’s Central Valley

DU Conserve is an incredible new series of films about the people, places and species that matter to DU’s wetlands and waterfowl conservation mission. This weeks latest release spotlights California’s Central Valley and the efforts of [...]

August 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Dusky Days: Nest Island

Ducks Unlimited intern Evan Ward is involved with the Dusky Canada Goose Project in Alaska and has posted his latest blog, recapping a nine-day stay at camp that saw his group monitor 380 nest islands. Nest Island monitoring consists of us going out [...]

July 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Watch a DU wetlands transform

Ducks Unlimited, the Bureau of Land Management and other partners recently completed the Cougar Wetland Project, part of a larger broad-based effort to restore and safeguard the integrity of the Cosumnes River, the last undammed river flowing from [...]

July 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Haire Ranch

Ducks Unlimited recently partnered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to plan, design, and implement the Haire Ranch Wetland Project, which will provide seasonal wetland habitat and [...]

May 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Find out about DU’s work in Alaska with the dusky Goose

New Ducks Unlimited intern Evan Ward has recently started blogging about his experiences working on Alaska’s dusky Canada Goose project. Ward joins a wildlife team on Chugach National Forest, Prince William Sound management Zone assisting in [...]

April 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited submits letter in support of Sites Reservoir

California Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) recently introduced the Sites Reservoir Project Act (H.R.1435) to provide federal support for the construction of Sites Reservoir and related water infrastructure in Colusa and [...]

April 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

DU issues statement on California’s new wetlands policy

According to the SF Chronicle, California water regulators adopted a plan Tuesday to increase protections for California’s wetlands. You can read more about it here. Ducks Unlimited issued the following response to the plan: “Ducks Unlimited [...]

April 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Work continues for Ducks Unlimited in Idaho’s Bruneau Valley.

With the award of the ‘Middle Snake River Conservation Area’ North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant in 2009, Ducks Unlimited initiated and has maintained an ongoing focus on restoring wetland and waterfowl habitat in the Bruneau [...]

March 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

Paddling to Cougar Wetlands

Ever wonder what it takes to perform the duties of a Ducks Unlimited biologist? In our latest DU Western Region News video we follow Regional Biologist Aaron Will as he canoes upstream in floodplain conditions to visit the project site of a levee [...]

March 18, 2019 // 1 Comment

DU volunteers in Oregon work on special nesting project

Ducks Unlimited’s Bend Chapter participated in a special duck nesting project last month, elevating special grass-lined tubes several feet above water and surrounding plants to help ducks lay their eggs out of the reach of predators. [...]

March 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Western Region Legislative Update: March 2019

by Gary Link, Western Region Public Policy DirectorWe are conservationists. We pay for that which we want to conserve, protect and enrich for wildlife and wildlife habitat. Our DU Policy Committee leaders do serious work in our states and below are [...]

March 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

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