waterfowl

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

2017 California Convention

California Ducks Unlimited volunteers held their annual state convention last weekend (March 31- April 2) at Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City, California, capping off a successful year and making preparations for the future. Attendance included [...]

April 8, 2017 // 712 Comments

Tell Congress to Support Funding for Wetlands Conservation!

DU needs your help! The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) conserves North America’s waterfowl, fish and wildlife resources while producing a variety of environmental and economic benefits. Its success is driven by partnerships [...]

March 23, 2017 // 708 Comments

DU conserves farmland near Market Lake WMA in Idaho

DU recently placed a conservation easement on one of its own properties near the Market Lake Wildlife Management Area, the first of its kind in Idaho and only the second such arrangement for Ducks Unlimited along the Pacific Flyway. DU generally [...]

March 15, 2017 // 617 Comments

New Secretary of Interior Shows Support for Sportsmen

On his first official day as the 52nd Secretary of the Department of Interior, Ryan Zinke issued his first two secretarial orders benefitting the sportsmen and outdoor communities. Zinke invited various members from the sportsmen’s community [...]

March 3, 2017 // 683 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 Youth Hunt in Arizona a Success

In a desert region where wetlands habitat is limited and duck hunting is far from tradition, the Sierra Vista Chapter of Ducks Unlimited in Arizona recently completed its Fourth Annual Youth Waterfowl Hunt to positive reviews. Eleven youth hunters [...]

December 22, 2016 // 706 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

Warm Weather Stalling Duck Hunting in California

DU’s Peter Ottesen checks in with his latest migration report from California, and as many in the state can attest, the beautiful Fall weather has not been so great for duck hunting. Three weeks into the waterfowl season and reports from [...]

November 11, 2016 // 712 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Alder Island Marsh Restoration Project

A recent project on the central Oregon coast has restored valuable tidal marsh habitat at the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Lincoln City. In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed [...]

November 4, 2016 // 1,534 Comments

DU Awarded Funds From EPA For Bay Area Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Ducks Unlimited will receive $1,677,683 for wetlands restoration in the San Francisco Bay Area, as part of a suite of projects approved for funding by the EPA  through the San Francisco [...]

October 18, 2016 // 715 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

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