Projects

Ducks Unlimited hosts Zoom chat on the Klamath Basin

Ducks Unlimited Directors of Development Anne Hansen and Jessop Boden recently hosted a Zoom chat for DU Major Sponsors entitled, The Klamath: Perspectives, Predicaments and Progress. The event featured a waterfowl migration update from DU Director [...]

October 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

NAWCA funding approved for San Joaquin Wetlands project

The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC), chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, recently approved more than $130 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects, including a project in California’s [...]

October 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge Sump 1B is filling with water

DU Regional Biologist Amelia Raquel stands in a field of smartweed at Sump 1B in the Tule Lake Wildlife Refuge. Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Tule Lake Irrigation District (TID) opened the canal between Tule Lake National [...]

September 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

Why Tule Lake NWR Sump 1B is going dry

By Ducks Unlimited Biologist Amelia Raquel; John Vradenburg, USFWS – Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex supervisory biologist; and Brad Kirby, Tule Lake Irrigation district manager The Klamath Basin of southern Oregon and northern [...]

September 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

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

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