Ducks Unlimited celebrates Willard Spur Waterfowl Management Area

Utah Governor Gary Herbert signs House Bill 265 in a special ceremony that included several Ducks Unlimited staff and volunteers, creating the Willard Spur Waterfowl Wildlife Management Area on the north end of the Great Salt Lake.

Ducks Unlimited met with Utah Governor Herbert for a ceremonial signing of House Bill 265 earlier this week, creating the Willard Spur Waterfowl Wildlife Management Area on the north end of the Great Salt Lake. This 14,000 acre waterfowl area will be managed by Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources. 

Representative Casey Snider, a DU member, authored the bill and brought a strong collaborative approach with waterfowl groups, airboat associations, government officials, and elected leaders.  DU’s Utah volunteer public policy efforts played a critical role in the signing of the bill by writing letters of support and calling the governor when the bill reached his desk. 

Ducks Unlimited is thankful to Governor Herbert, Representative Snider, and the Utah Legislature for their dedication to waterfowl habitat. 

L to R: DU Director of Development Jessop Boden, Representative Casey Snider, DU Director of Public Policy Gary Link, Governor Gary Herbert.
L to R: DU Director of Public Policy Gary Link, DU Director of Development Jessop Boden, DU Utah State Chair Lucas Davis, DU Utah contract advocate Doug Foxley, Representative Casey Snider, and Governor Gary Herbert.

L to R: DU Utah contract advocate Doug Foxley, DU Utah State Chair Lucas Davis, DU Director of Development Jessop Boden, Representative Casey Snider, DU Director of Public Policy Gary Link, Governor Gary Herbert, Director of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Mike Fowlks, Utah Waterfowl Association President Jack Ray, Wasatch Widgeons President Troy Burgess, Utah Waterfowl Association Vice President Jeff Richards, and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Policy Coordinator & Legislative Liaison Ben Nadolski.