Drought

DU Awarded $2.6 million for Klamath Basin Projects

KLAMATH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE COMPLEX, Calif. – Aug. 23, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced $2.6 million in grant funding, awarded to Ducks Unlimited to improve wetland habitats through irrigation efficiencies on Lower [...]

August 23, 2022 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited releases Season in Review

Second-annual document shows trends in large-scale waterfowl patterns For the second year in a row, DU has released their Season in Review, a report designed to show broad-scale habitat conditions, weather and regional duck abundance from the [...]

April 6, 2022 // 0 Comments

The Evolving Sacramento Valley Landscape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TxYtY0v7do DU Director of Conservation Planning Mark Petrie took part in a panel discussion on “The Evolving Sacramento Valley Landscape” during the Northern California Water Association’s 2022 [...]

March 16, 2022 // 0 Comments

California wetlands straining to support drinking water, habitat

Moderate fall rainstorms are putting renewed emphasis on the state’s threatened wetland habitats, responsible for keeping people and wildlife hydrated each year. California has lost 95% of its original 4 million historic wetland acres. The loss of [...]

November 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

Wetland Habitat Funding: Drought Relief for Wetlands

In response to the extreme drought in California’s Central Valley and the expected reduction in critical wetland habitat for Pacific Flyway waterfowl and other waterbirds, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has made $2 million [...]

September 27, 2021 // 0 Comments

Water flowing into California’s Tule Lake NWR Sump 1B

Tule Lake NWR Water is flowing into Sump 1B on Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge following the recommendation from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Bureau of Reclamation earlier this month. Water levels in the approximately 3,000-acre wetland [...]

August 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

Severe drought in California will impact waterfowl hunting

Western states are experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record with more than 25% of the western U.S. in exceptional drought, the driest category listed by the U.S. Drought Monitor. California is one of the states hit the hardest. More [...]

August 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited is at work in the Klamath Basin

Finding solutions in drought-stricken Southern Oregon, Northeastern California The Klamath Basin is in the midst of an historic massive drought that threatens to change the face of the region’s wetland habitats and the very fabric of the local [...]

June 10, 2021 // 0 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

Despite spring rains, drought still continues

The Orange County Register’s Aaron Orlowski penned an interesting piece warning Californians that even though the state just experienced an above average rainy season, the drought is still lingering and we could see extremely dry conditions [...]

June 7, 2016 // 899 Comments

Californians seeing water partnership benefits

DU Western Region Director of Conservation Programs, Jim Well (center), spoke to the gathered media on the partnership between rice farmers and waterfowl. Ducks Unlimited joined a group of water district managers, farmers and fish biologists in [...]

March 18, 2016 // 734 Comments

1 2