Projects

Still working to conserve habitat

by DU Staff What makes Ducks Unlimited unique among conservation organizations is its ability to deliver large-scale, on-the-ground habitat improvements across the country. DU averages more than 250,000 acres of wetlands enhancement, restoration or [...]

April 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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