Ducks Unlimited awarded 2018 SPIRIT of Conservation Award

ConocoPhillips Alaska recently awarded Ducks Unlimited with a 2018 SPIRIT of Conservation contribution in the amount of $50,000 to help study the 2018 impact of rising goose numbers in Alaska and California.

Ducks Unlimited has worked extensively in Alaska and along the Pacific Flyway to identify and map the most important waterfowl habitats before they are forever altered, and other projects that repair wetland habitats that have been disturbed. The majority of Alaska’s wetlands and Boreal Forest are prime brood-rearing habitats for waterfowl and are already protected by the U.S. government

The ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation and Innovation Program is a public-private partnership focused on the conservation of fish and wildlife habitats and the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches that address water and biodiversity issues. The program is a long-standing partnership among ConocoPhillips, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Since 2005, the SPIRIT of Conservation and Innovation Program has awarded 72 grants worth $9.5 million to 41 conservation groups in 12 states and five countries. Grantees matched this funding with an additional $21 million, for a total conservation investment of $30.5 million. As a result of these investments, more than 214,000 acres of critical fish and wildlife habitat have been conserved, restored or enhanced.