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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

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

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 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 Recognized by Rice Industry

Ducks Unlimited was recognized on Wednesday at the California Rice Commission’s Circle of Life Reception as one of 14 conservation groups, water districts and agencies that works with the rice industry to help wildlife during the drought. DU [...]

May 26, 2016 // 683 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

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

More Water for Rice Fields and Birds

In case you missed it last week, the Bureau of Reclamation recently announced that it will be releasing an additional 50,000 acres of water to California rice farmers over the next month, which is great news for waterfowl in the state. This latest [...]

November 12, 2015 // 713 Comments

Media Update: Drought and the Ducks

DU Biologist Virginia Getz spoke to Fox40 News in Sacramento at a California Rice Commission media event on Thursday, further illustrating how the lack of water in the Central Valley is not hurting just rice farmers. “These birds are heavily [...]

October 9, 2015 // 617 Comments

Concern Mounts Over Water for Rice

Ag Alert, the weekly newspaper for California Agriculture, yesterday touched on the mounting concern over the lack of water for winter-flooded rice in the Sacramento Valley, which may be down from the normal range of 300,000 acres to only 50k in [...]

September 16, 2015 // 529 Comments

Waterfowl and Rice Update

Ducks Unlimited this week joined with the California Rice Commission, the Northern California Water Association, the National Resources Conservation Service and several local farmers and water district representatives for a press conference to [...]

June 12, 2015 // 691 Comments

Pacific trade pact is a good deal for waterfowl

DU Western Region Director Mark Biddlecomb partnered with Tim Johnson of the California Rice Commission and and Bill Mueller of Valley Vision on an op-ed piece that appeared in today’s Sacramento Bee touting the potential benefits of the [...]

May 21, 2015 // 675 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Supporting California Rice

With recent heavy media attention on the California drought and the use of water by agriculture, the California Rice Commission and Northern California Water Association held a media event outside of Sacramento today to spotlight the multiple [...]

April 18, 2015 // 685 Comments

What is DU doing for the western drought?

As the news trickled out this week that the Sierra snow pack is at only 19% of average for early March, a near record-low, California and other western states were faced with another year of extreme drought heading into the summer season. While this [...]

March 6, 2015 // 504 Comments

2015 Snow Goose Festival

The highly popular Snow Goose Festival, now in it’s 16th year, takes place in Chico, Calif. this weekend, and Ducks Unlimited will have a booth present for festival-goers to visit. For more info, visit www.snowgoosefestival.org. DU and the [...]

January 21, 2015 // 636 Comments

Al Jazeera America tackles botulism in Central Valley

Al Jazeera America continued to bring attention to the  current drought conditions in California and the effects on the Pacific Flyway, specifically in regards to waterfowl and disease. The piece, by author Nate Schweber, provides an interesting [...]

October 1, 2014 // 717 Comments

Ducks out of luck in water-scarce rice fields?

The Marysville Appeal-Democrat, located in the heart of rice farming country in Northern California, touched on the potential problem for waterfowl this fall and winter if rice farmers over treat their fields–a topic Ducks Unlimited has been [...]

September 26, 2014 // 681 Comments