The Evolving Sacramento Valley Landscape 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

Matt Little Named DU Western Region Director of Public Policy

Ducks Unlimited recently named Matt Little as its Western Region Director of Public Policy, adding more than 20 years of conservation policy experience with federal natural resource agencies and leading conservation organizations in the Pacific [...]

December 1, 2021 // 0 Comments

DU staff members receive Excellence in Conservation Awards

Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently distributed their annual Excellence in Conservation Awards. DU’s Conservation Programs Committee (CPC) created the awards to recognize outstanding conservation accomplishments and the DU staff who made them possible. [...]

September 22, 2021 // 0 Comments

Development Directors of the Year Honored

Each year, Ducks Unlimited recognizes top-performing staff for their work to secure major donor commitments and cash support for DU’s conservation mission. The Western Region was recognized as the Regional Development Team of the Year. [...]

March 11, 2021 // 0 Comments

DU Biologist Tina Blewett talks birds with the WDFW

DU Biologist Tina Blewett was featured in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s online, interactive event on Feb. 20, highlighting waterbirds, spring migration and more. Tina appears near the 49 minute mark. [...]

February 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

Jeff McCreary to lead DU’s Western Region

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Dec. 14, 2020 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) has named Jeff McCreary as the next director of operations for DU’s nine-state Western Region. [...]

December 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

WRO Development Directors of the Year honored

Each year, Ducks Unlimited recognizes top performing staff for their workto secure major donor commitments and cash support for DU’s conservationmission.“Directors of development achieve the highest levels of success when they work closely with [...]

October 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Radiant Biologist

Ducks Unlimited biologist Virginia Getz was recently profiled by the Northern California Water Association in a wonderful piece detailing her decades of work in the Sacramento Valley. Getz grew up in California and attended UC Davis, eventually [...]

December 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited visits the Galt Winter Bird Festival

Our newest video on Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region YouTube channel follows DU regional biologist Aaron Will and his black Labrador Retriever, Tess, putting their retrieving skills on exhibition at the 2019 Galt Winter Bird Festival in Galt, [...]

February 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ducks CEO visits California

Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall toured California’s Sacramento Valley last week, a region where 95% of the historic wetlands have been developed or destroyed, forcing waterfowl who call the area home in the winter to rely heavily on flooded rice [...]

April 17, 2017 // 704 Comments

DU Western Region Fixture Jim Well Retires After 30 Years

For the first time in 30 years, the Western Region Office will complete a project this Fall without the steadying hand of Jim Well, who retired in August after a storied career with Ducks Unlimited, all of it spent shaping the Pacific Flyway from [...]

August 12, 2016 // 733 Comments

Staff Spotlight: Steve Carroll

The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture recently profiled Steve Carroll, who is Ducks Unlimited’s supervising engineer in the Bay Area and has had a hand in such notable projects such as Cullinan Ranch, Sear’s Point and Bair Island. Steve [...]

April 6, 2016 // 633 Comments