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Western Region chapters among top fundraisers in country

Ducks Unlimited recently announced the top volunteer chapters across the nation honored in four categories: Chairman’s Elite, Chairman’s Roll of Honor, President’s Elite and President’s Roll of Honor. The Chairman’s [...]

April 8, 2016 // 700 Comments

Staff Spotlight: Steve Carroll

The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture recently profiled Steve Carroll, who is Ducks Unlimited’s supervising engineer in the Bay Area and has had a hand in such notable projects such as Cullinan Ranch, Sear’s Point and Bair Island. Steve [...]

April 6, 2016 // 633 Comments

Californians seeing water partnership benefits

DU Western Region Director of Conservation Programs, Jim Well (center), spoke to the gathered media on the partnership between rice farmers and waterfowl. Ducks Unlimited joined a group of water district managers, farmers and fish biologists in [...]

March 18, 2016 // 734 Comments

DU CEO Dale Hall Writes Op-Ed on California

Ducks Unlimited’s CEO Dale Hall recently penned an editorial that ran in Tuesday’s Contra Costa Times, highlighting the collaborative effort between DU and rice farmers to create habitat during the California drought. Like other [...]

March 11, 2016 // 707 Comments

DUTV Spotlights the Central Valley

DUTV headed west to California just prior to Christmas, joining long-time DU supporter Dennis Campini and his son, Logan, for a great exposure to the Grasslands in the northern San Joaquin Valley. Dennis is the president of the Grassland Resource [...]

March 3, 2016 // 752 Comments

DU needs your help!

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) conserves North America’s waterfowl, fish and wildlife resources while producing a variety of environmental and economic benefits. Its success is driven by partnerships involving federal, [...]

March 2, 2016 // 597 Comments

Volunteer Spotlight: Scott Eisenhauer

Scott and his wife, Melissa. Despite growing up around his outdoors-enthusiast grandfather in the Adirondacks of upstate New York, Scott Eisenhauer didn’t really jump feet first into the sport of hunting until he moved to Alaska as an adult. By [...]

February 24, 2016 // 641 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Cocolalla Lake

Ducks Unlimited recently partnered with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to perform wetland and creek restoration on 55 acres at the southern end of Cocolalla Lake, which is situated 15 miles south of Sandpoint in Bonner County, Idaho. [...]

February 8, 2016 // 888 Comments

2016 Snow Goose Festival

Ducks Unlimited will have a booth at the 19th annual Snow Goose Festival in Chico, January 30 and 31. Stop by or check out our full page ad in the Snow Goose Festival program! Official [...]

January 28, 2016 // 607 Comments

First Phase of Project Work in Suisun Marsh Completed

DU recently completed the first phase of work on a recently awarded North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant in the Suisun Marsh, which is a part of the San Francisco Bay Estuary. The Suisun Marsh Wetland Enhancement Project will [...]

January 23, 2016 // 722 Comments

Bay Nature Magazine Profiles Cullinan Ranch

Paul McHugh of Bay Nature Magazine wrote a very nice long-form piece on Cullinan Ranch in the San Pablo Bay from a kayaker’s point of view, including some of Ducks Unlimited’s work on the project. So at Cullinan Ranch, Ducks [...]

January 16, 2016 // 626 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Statement On Proposed California Budget

Mark Biddlecomb, Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region Director of Operations, made the following statement yesterday regarding California Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget: “Today’s budget is a recognition of state and voter approved [...]

January 9, 2016 // 657 Comments

Collaboration benefits migratory birds

Ducks Unlimited partnered with the Northern California Water Association on an editorial in Monday’s (1/4/16) Sacramento Bee highlighting the work accomplished in the Sacramento Valley this year maximizing water sources for migratory birds. [...]

January 4, 2016 // 664 Comments

DU Member Achieves Great Heights (Literally)

On December 7th, 2015, Seattle Ducks Unlimited Chapter member Garrett Madison summited Mt. Vinson, the tallest mountain in Antarctica. In three weeks a team of five climbers traversed the earth’s southernmost continent, scaled polar glaciers [...]

December 18, 2015 // 2,719 Comments

The Tale of the Japanese Pintail in California

When Eric Heidman saw the pintail sail into his decoy spread all by itself on opening day of waterfowl season at Delevan National Wildlife Refuge, he knew it was going to be a good day. What he didn’t immediately realize was that the bird was [...]

December 4, 2015 // 644 Comments

Download the Fall Issue of the Western Region Newsletter

The first-ever issue of Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region Newsletter is now available to download. A quarterly publication, just click on the link below to save the PDF and find out what’s going on throughout the nine-state Western [...]

November 17, 2015 // 655 Comments

Migration Alert: Ducks and Geese move into Central Valley

Waterfowl season began last month in California, and despite the drought plaguing the entire state, large numbers of ducks and geese have found their way into the Central Valley, providing good hunting opportunities. “After talking to people [...]

November 4, 2015 // 631 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Celebrates Breach at Sears Point

A bucket loader pulled the last bit of earth from the dam in front of hundreds of guests Sunday afternoon in San Pablo Bay, releasing millions of gallons of sea water into an area that had previously been farmland.  After 10 years of planning and [...]

October 26, 2015 // 679 Comments

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