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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

PROJECT UPDATE: Haire Ranch

Ducks Unlimited recently partnered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to plan, design, and implement the Haire Ranch Wetland Project, which will provide seasonal wetland habitat and [...]

May 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Find out about DU’s work in Alaska with the dusky Goose

New Ducks Unlimited intern Evan Ward has recently started blogging about his experiences working on Alaska’s dusky Canada Goose project. Ward joins a wildlife team on Chugach National Forest, Prince William Sound management Zone assisting in [...]

April 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited submits letter in support of Sites Reservoir

California Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) recently introduced the Sites Reservoir Project Act (H.R.1435) to provide federal support for the construction of Sites Reservoir and related water infrastructure in Colusa and [...]

April 22, 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

Work continues for Ducks Unlimited in Idaho’s Bruneau Valley.

With the award of the ‘Middle Snake River Conservation Area’ North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant in 2009, Ducks Unlimited initiated and has maintained an ongoing focus on restoring wetland and waterfowl habitat in the Bruneau [...]

March 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

Paddling to Cougar Wetlands

Ever wonder what it takes to perform the duties of a Ducks Unlimited biologist? In our latest DU Western Region News video we follow Regional Biologist Aaron Will as he canoes upstream in floodplain conditions to visit the project site of a levee [...]

March 18, 2019 // 1 Comment

DU volunteers in Oregon work on special nesting project

Ducks Unlimited’s Bend Chapter participated in a special duck nesting project last month, elevating special grass-lined tubes several feet above water and surrounding plants to help ducks lay their eggs out of the reach of predators. [...]

March 13, 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

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

A look at DU’s work in Washington’s Columbia Basin

by Tina Blewett Wetlands within the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) Columbia Basin Wildlife Area (CBWA) provide critical habitat for waterfowl and other wetland obligate species. CBWA wetlands function primarily as wintering [...]

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

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