conservation

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

2020 Las Vegas Continental Shoot Recap

The 34th edition of the ‘Ducks in the Desert’ Las Vegas Continental Shoot wrapped up last month with Raymond Brown of California named the High Overall (HOA) champion thanks to a score of 188/200.Held at the world-class Clark County [...]

April 9, 2020 // 0 Comments

Q&A with Ducks Unlimited Public Policy Director Gary Link

Gary Link Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region Director of Public Policy Gary Link recently sat down with the DUWestBlog to give a quick update on what’s going on with DU’s legislative efforts around the western region. What are some of the [...]

March 30, 2020 // 672 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

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

Ducks Love Rice

Our good friends at the California Rice Commission recently invited Virginia Getz, Ducks Unlimited’s manager of conservation programs for the Western Regional Office, to appear on the most recent episode of their popular podcast Ingrained. [...]

January 8, 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

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

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

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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