projects

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 supports California’s Proposition 3

California voters, including many Ducks Unlimited supporters, will head to the polls this November tasked with improving California’s water for wetlands future. Proposition 3 – the Water Infrastructure and Watershed Conservation Bond [...]

October 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited to work in Washington’s Guemes Valley

Over the next year, DU will partner with the San Juan Preservation Trust and the Skagit Land Trust to design wetland enhancements, thanks in part to a $22,500 grant from the Rose Foundation. Ducks Unlimited will be responsible for the survey, [...]

February 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

Project Update: Sherman Island

Ducks Unlimited recently partnered with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to complete the third subsidence reversal project of Sherman Island in the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta. These particular subsidence reversal projects work to [...]

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Work completed at Jackson Bottoms Wetlands Preserve

Ducks Unlimited recently completed work on Pintail Pond at Oregon’s Jackson Bottoms Wetland Preserve to help keep the pond at a steady level during the rainy season. Pintail is on the southern edge of the preserve, and is a former settling [...]

November 10, 2017 // 1 Comment

NOAA Grants Funding to Ocean Ranch Project

NOAA today announced it is recommending funding for 10 new projects through the 2017 Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants competition. These projects will restore roughly 1,400 acres of habitat. In [...]

July 21, 2017 // 6 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Red Rock Warehouse

Ducks Unlimited recently completed the first phase of the San Francisco Bay Creosote Removal and Pacific Herring Habitat Restoration Project, which entailed removing debris from the former site of the Red Rock Warehouse in Richmond, California, [...]

July 14, 2017 // 7 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Crab Creek

By Tina Blewett, Regional Biologist Crab Creek Wetland depression prior to construction. Ducks Unlimited and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently partnered on a wetland, riparian and creek restoration project involving a portion of the south [...]

June 22, 2017 // 2 Comments

Ducks CEO visits California

Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall toured California’s Sacramento Valley last week, a region where 95% of the historic wetlands have been developed or destroyed, forcing waterfowl who call the area home in the winter to rely heavily on flooded rice [...]

April 17, 2017 // 704 Comments

DU Voices

DU Films has released a series of short clips to YouTube focusing on conservation and the hunting traditions that shape DU’s story. All less than two minutes long, each short clip admirably captures the spirit of the organization by focusing [...]

February 22, 2017 // 676 Comments

Breaking down NAWCA projects in the West

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act is one of the most effective sources to fund habitat conservation for organizations like Ducks Unlimited. Enacted in 1989, NAWCA provides federal cost-share funding to support the North American Waterfowl [...]

February 10, 2017 // 681 Comments

Ducks Unlimited project offers a different view of Las Vegas

Tucked just few miles away from the glitz and glamor of the Las Vegas Strip sits a little-known desert oasis providing valuable wetland habitat for waterfowl and other species that utilize this region of the Pacific Flyway. And Ducks Unlimited [...]

February 3, 2017 // 648 Comments

DU Receives Rice Industry Conservation Awards

Dr. Scott Manley, Ducks Unlimited’s director of conservation innovation, was recently awarded USA Rice’s 2016 Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award for his work on the National Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) [...]

December 15, 2016 // 597 Comments

DU Pushing Dirt in Nevada

Several citizens of Carson City, Nevada had been recently questioning the presence of active construction equipment moving earth around nearby Buzzy’s Ranch, located in the southeast section of town. Is it for a housing development? A shopping [...]

December 10, 2016 // 712 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Champions Flood Irrigation

The Capitol Press, which covers agriculture issues in the western United States, recently published a lengthy piece chronicling Ducks Unlimited’s work with farmers to preserve flood irrigation in both Idaho and Nevada, which ultimately [...]

November 29, 2016 // 621 Comments

Drought Brings California Agencies Together In Common Goal

A group of government agencies, NGO’s and private landowners gathered for a press conference at the scenic Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area located just outside Sacramento on Thursday to celebrate the fall arrival of waterfowl and, more importantly, [...]

November 19, 2016 // 636 Comments

DU and Partners Complete Living Floodplains NAWCA in Northwest

Ducks Unlimited and partners recently completed a series of conservation projects in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington funded under a three-phase, six-year-long programmatic NAWCA grant. Titled the “Living Floodplains,” this partnership [...]

August 19, 2016 // 643 Comments

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