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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 on The Crop Pod

Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region Director of Public Policy Gary Link recently appeared on the Agricultural Presidents’ Council podcast The Crop Pod with host Cody Boyles to chat on a variety of topics. The APC is California’s premier [...]

February 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

DU recognizes key partnership in California

Ducks Unlimited recently presented Grassland Water District General Manager Ric Ortega with a special commemorative decoy for his long-time collaboration with DU conserving and protecting wetlands in California’s San Joaquin Valley. “Conserving [...]

February 3, 2020 // 0 Comments

Cougar Wetlands Timelapse

In late 2018, Ducks Unlimited and partners used a controlled levee breach at the Cosumnes River Preserve’s Cougar Wetlands (outside Sacramento, Calif.) to restore the area to tidal floodplain habitat. Thanks to a timelapse camera, Ducks [...]

January 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

Voluntary Agreements Are a Better Plan for California

In case you missed it last week, Ducks Unlimited Western Region Director Mark Biddlecomb co-authored a piece with Dave Eggerton, director of the Association of California Water Agencies, advocating for cooperation when it comes to water in the [...]

January 27, 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

Working Together.

On a gusty day in an area of Northern California that deeply understands and respects the power of wind, Mother Nature decided to cooperate for a few hours for a gathering of friends and colleagues, offering a perfect November afternoon to celebrate [...]

November 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

Work begins on Phase II of Gray Lodge Water Supply Project

The Gray Lodge Water Supply Project outside Gridley, Calif, recently began construction on Phase II, clearing brush and debris from several miles of canals that provide water to the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. The multi-year project will eventually [...]

September 25, 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

Sacramento’s Powerhouse Science Center breaks ground

Sacramento’s long-anticipated Powerhouse Science Center, of which Ducks Unlimited is a title sponsor and has provided input on a special “California Water” exhibit, broke ground on Thursday, May 31 in front of local, state, and [...]

June 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

In Case You Missed It: DU holds California water forum

Ducks Unlimited recently hosted the “California Water Panel” discussion as part of its 2018 Winter Board of Directors meeting in Napa, Calif., featuring U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05), Chair of the California Water Resources Control [...]

March 2, 2018 // 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

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

Recent Storms Good News For Central Valley Birds

Storms that dumped up to five inches of rain in certain parts of Northern California last weekend couldn’t have come at a better time, according to Peter Otteson of the Stockton Record, as refuges and ag lands prepare for the start of duck [...]

October 20, 2016 // 630 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