wetlands

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

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

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

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

DU issues statement on California’s new wetlands policy

According to the SF Chronicle, California water regulators adopted a plan Tuesday to increase protections for California’s wetlands. You can read more about it here. Ducks Unlimited issued the following response to the plan: “Ducks Unlimited [...]

April 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Paddling to Cougar Wetlands

Ever wonder what it takes to perform the duties of a Ducks Unlimited biologist? In our latest DU Western Region News video we follow Regional Biologist Aaron Will as he canoes upstream in floodplain conditions to visit the project site of a levee [...]

March 18, 2019 // 1 Comment

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

PROJECT UPDATE: Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

Ducks Unlimited recently partnered with Modoc National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), with the support of California State Duck Stamp funds, to construct a low-lift pump station to provide water to the Matney Fields. Modoc NWR is located in far northeastern [...]

January 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Overton Wildlife Management Area

Ducks Unlimited recently completed project work at the Overton Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the Moapa Valley of Nevada. Overton WMA is part of the Lake Mead National Recreational Area owned in part by the federal government and managed [...]

January 4, 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

DU Project Update: Oregon

Fern Ridge Wildlife Area Ducks Unlimited recently completed enhancement activities at the East Coyote Unit of Fern Ridge Wildlife Area, near Eugene, improving water management capabilities and wetland function on 300 acres. The project included [...]

November 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

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