washington

Project Update: Windmill Ranch Unit

by Tina Blewett, DU Regional Biologist Ducks Unlimited recently completed infrastructure work on the Windmill Ranch Unit of the Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area, which is open to the public and owned and managed by the Washington Department of [...]

March 2, 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

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

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

DU project improves hunting opportunities in Washington

Ducks Unlimited and several partners recently completed work benefiting 239 acres of a popular Washington duck hunting area just in time for duck season. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Winchester Regulated Access Area is a part [...]

December 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region Migration Reports: 2018-19

Waterfowl season is off and flying! Want to know how bird migration and weather is affecting the hunting in the Western Region? Take advantage of Ducks Unlimited’s regular migration reports via Peter Ottesen and Bill Monroe by clicking on your [...]

October 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited awarded $1M for North Puget Lowlands Project

Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant from the U.S. Department of Interior to conserve 1,536 acres of habitat in Washington’s North Puget Lowlands. “Preserving farmland and [...]

September 5, 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

Top Pacific Flyway Waterfowl Hunting Locations For 2017

Ducks Unlimited just released its 2017 list of must-visit, public waterfowl hunting locations in North America, including five along the Pacific Flyway. This year’s list spotlights Potholes Reservoir and McNary National Wildlife Refuge in [...]

October 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

DU habitat work in Washington state spotlighted

Ducks Unlimited is currently working on a notable wetlands restoration project just outside of Mt. Vernon, Washington, by partnering with the Skagit Land Trust to create a stream channel and riparian zone within a former ag field. The project was [...]

September 22, 2017 // 0 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

“Phenomenal” Duck Reports For Northwest in 2016

DU’s Bill Monroe filed his latest migration report for the Pacific Northwest in advance of duck season, and thanks to spring rainfall and snowmelt, the outlook for the 2016 waterfowl season in Washington, Oregon and Idaho is glowing: Waterfowl [...]

October 10, 2016 // 729 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

DU visits Washington state legislature

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and DU volunteer Bernard Brown share a laugh. On February 25th, Ducks Unlimited Public Policy Director Mark Smith and  volunteer Bernard Brown attended the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition lobby day in [...]

February 26, 2015 // 711 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Samish Unit Enhancement

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) purchased 409 acres of agricultural land adjacent to Samish Bay in western Skagit County between 1996 and 2000 and developed the Samish Unit of the Skagit Wildlife Area. While the wildlife area has [...]

February 13, 2015 // 720 Comments

Project Spotlight: Mesa Lake Wetland Restoration

by Tina Blewett, DU Regional Biologist Mesa Lake Project after restoration, showing new dike and water control structure The Columbia Basin of east central Washington is a continentally important area for hundreds of thousands of migrating and [...]

November 11, 2014 // 879 Comments

Reminder to get out and vote!

As the day descends into afternoon in the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones, DU’s Western Regional Office would like to remind its members to make their votes count by heading to the polls before they close this evening. Of particular importance [...]

November 4, 2014 // 644 Comments

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