waterfowl

Update on West Coast Goose Study

Dr. Mark Petrie of Ducks Unlimited recently gave an update to DU’s Alaska Convention on an important study taking place along the West Coast. California’s Central Valley has seen goose numbers triple to nearly three million birds over the [...]

June 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

Positive North Dakota waterfowl survey results for 2020

For the first time in its 65-year history, the 2020 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was cancelled by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) and state partners due to COVID-19 restrictions. [...]

June 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

Ducks Unlimited Podcast: San Joaquin Valley

Matt Kaminski, DU’s Regional Biologist for the San Joaquin Valley in Central California, joins Ducks Unlimited’s national podcast show to discuss a multitude of topics, including a description of DU’s conservation efforts in the [...]

December 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Radiant Biologist

Ducks Unlimited biologist Virginia Getz was recently profiled by the Northern California Water Association in a wonderful piece detailing her decades of work in the Sacramento Valley. Getz grew up in California and attended UC Davis, eventually [...]

December 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

Waterfowl Report: California

Ducks Unlimited WF360 California Migration Editor Peter Ottesen gives his latest update on how the 2019−2020 waterfowl season has started so far. The consensus? Bird numbers are all over the map in the early going. At the Sacramento National [...]

November 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Watch a DU wetlands transform

Ducks Unlimited, the Bureau of Land Management and other partners recently completed the Cougar Wetland Project, part of a larger broad-based effort to restore and safeguard the integrity of the Cosumnes River, the last undammed river flowing from [...]

July 3, 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

Ducks Unlimited visits the Galt Winter Bird Festival

Our newest video on Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region YouTube channel follows DU regional biologist Aaron Will and his black Labrador Retriever, Tess, putting their retrieving skills on exhibition at the 2019 Galt Winter Bird Festival in Galt, [...]

February 8, 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

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