california

Update on West Coast Goose Study

Dr. Mark Petrie of Ducks Unlimited recently gave an update to DU’s Alaska Convention on an important study taking place along the West Coast. California’s Central Valley has seen goose numbers triple to nearly three million birds over the [...]

June 23, 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

Ducks Unlimited on The Crop Pod

Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region Director of Public Policy Gary Link recently appeared on the Agricultural Presidents’ Council podcast The Crop Pod with host Cody Boyles to chat on a variety of topics. The APC is California’s premier [...]

February 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

DU recognizes key partnership in California

Ducks Unlimited recently presented Grassland Water District General Manager Ric Ortega with a special commemorative decoy for his long-time collaboration with DU conserving and protecting wetlands in California’s San Joaquin Valley. “Conserving [...]

February 3, 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

Voluntary Agreements Are a Better Plan for California

In case you missed it last week, Ducks Unlimited Western Region Director Mark Biddlecomb co-authored a piece with Dave Eggerton, director of the Association of California Water Agencies, advocating for cooperation when it comes to water in the [...]

January 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Podcast: San Joaquin Valley

Matt Kaminski, DU’s Regional Biologist for the San Joaquin Valley in Central California, joins Ducks Unlimited’s national podcast show to discuss a multitude of topics, including a description of DU’s conservation efforts in the [...]

December 19, 2019 // 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

Waterfowl Report: California

Ducks Unlimited WF360 California Migration Editor Peter Ottesen gives his latest update on how the 2019−2020 waterfowl season has started so far. The consensus? Bird numbers are all over the map in the early going. At the Sacramento National [...]

November 1, 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

Ducks Unlimited Whitewater Waterfowl Trip

What do smart California capitol staff do when the summer temps are high in Sacramento and a high sierra snowpack melts into the rivers? They go whitewater rafting of course. California Democrat and Republican staff members recently came together [...]

August 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

New DU film series focuses on California’s Central Valley

DU Conserve is an incredible new series of films about the people, places and species that matter to DU’s wetlands and waterfowl conservation mission. This weeks latest release spotlights California’s Central Valley and the efforts of [...]

August 12, 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

DU issues statement on California’s new wetlands policy

According to the SF Chronicle, California water regulators adopted a plan Tuesday to increase protections for California’s wetlands. You can read more about it here. Ducks Unlimited issued the following response to the plan: “Ducks Unlimited [...]

April 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Western Region Legislative Update: March 2019

by Gary Link, Western Region Public Policy DirectorWe are conservationists. We pay for that which we want to conserve, protect and enrich for wildlife and wildlife habitat. Our DU Policy Committee leaders do serious work in our states and below are [...]

March 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

DU Magazine spotlights California’s water history

DU Magazine recently featured an in-depth piece on California’s complex relationship with water and the loss of historic wetlands in the state. The article focused on Ducks Unlimited’s work with partners to bring large habitat projects [...]

February 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

Water & Agriculture leadership changes afoot in California.

California’s newly sworn-in Governor Gavin Newsom announced appointments that may highlight a shift in recent water dealings in California. Wetlands, refuges and winter-flooded agriculture fields need water and Ducks Unlimited works [...]

February 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

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