wetlands

DU CEO Dale Hall Writes Op-Ed on California

Ducks Unlimited’s CEO Dale Hall recently penned an editorial that ran in Tuesday’s Contra Costa Times, highlighting the collaborative effort between DU and rice farmers to create habitat during the California drought. Like other [...]

March 11, 2016 // 707 Comments

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 involving federal, [...]

March 2, 2016 // 597 Comments

2016 Snow Goose Festival

Ducks Unlimited will have a booth at the 19th annual Snow Goose Festival in Chico, January 30 and 31. Stop by or check out our full page ad in the Snow Goose Festival program! Official [...]

January 28, 2016 // 607 Comments

Bay Nature Magazine Profiles Cullinan Ranch

Paul McHugh of Bay Nature Magazine wrote a very nice long-form piece on Cullinan Ranch in the San Pablo Bay from a kayaker’s point of view, including some of Ducks Unlimited’s work on the project. So at Cullinan Ranch, Ducks [...]

January 16, 2016 // 626 Comments

Collaboration benefits migratory birds

Ducks Unlimited partnered with the Northern California Water Association on an editorial in Monday’s (1/4/16) Sacramento Bee highlighting the work accomplished in the Sacramento Valley this year maximizing water sources for migratory birds. [...]

January 4, 2016 // 664 Comments

Download the Fall Issue of the Western Region Newsletter

The first-ever issue of Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region Newsletter is now available to download. A quarterly publication, just click on the link below to save the PDF and find out what’s going on throughout the nine-state Western [...]

November 17, 2015 // 655 Comments

More Water for Rice Fields and Birds

In case you missed it last week, the Bureau of Reclamation recently announced that it will be releasing an additional 50,000 acres of water to California rice farmers over the next month, which is great news for waterfowl in the state. This latest [...]

November 12, 2015 // 713 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Celebrates Breach at Sears Point

A bucket loader pulled the last bit of earth from the dam in front of hundreds of guests Sunday afternoon in San Pablo Bay, releasing millions of gallons of sea water into an area that had previously been farmland.  After 10 years of planning and [...]

October 26, 2015 // 679 Comments

DU Connects with Idaho Supporters

August was a busy month for Ducks Unlimited in Idaho, as members geared up for the start of the hunt season with several events. Idaho Fish and Game held the two-day “HUNT IDAHO: Connecting Mountains to Meals” Festival in which Ducks Unlimited [...]

September 24, 2015 // 699 Comments

Concern Mounts Over Water for Rice

Ag Alert, the weekly newspaper for California Agriculture, yesterday touched on the mounting concern over the lack of water for winter-flooded rice in the Sacramento Valley, which may be down from the normal range of 300,000 acres to only 50k in [...]

September 16, 2015 // 529 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Eden Landing

The Eden Landing Project, near Hayward, California, employs intensive management to balance tidal restoration with continued support for waterbirds reliant on open water habitats. Development and encroachment has consumed 95 percent of the San [...]

July 24, 2015 // 648 Comments

OPINION: Water cuts hit wildlife, ag just as hard

DU Western Region Director Mark Biddlecomb and David J. Guy,president of the Northern California Water Association, worked together to place the attached opinion piece in today’s Stockton Record. Among some of the key messages: Much has been [...]

July 17, 2015 // 686 Comments

PROJECT UPDATE: Clark Fork River Delta

In early April 2015, the last piece of construction equipment rolled across the temporary bridge that provided access to the Clark Fork River Delta restoration site in Idaho, signaling the end of the first phase of this extensive project. Heavy [...]

July 10, 2015 // 651 Comments

ICYMI: DU Launches Rescue Our Wetlands Campaign

In case you missed the official launch a few weeks ago, Ducks Unlimited is in the midst of a $2 billion continental campaign launched at Ducks Unlimited’s 78th annual convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To date, the new “Rescue Our Wetlands: [...]

June 19, 2015 // 666 Comments

Waterfowl and Rice Update

Ducks Unlimited this week joined with the California Rice Commission, the Northern California Water Association, the National Resources Conservation Service and several local farmers and water district representatives for a press conference to [...]

June 12, 2015 // 691 Comments

Pacific trade pact is a good deal for waterfowl

DU Western Region Director Mark Biddlecomb partnered with Tim Johnson of the California Rice Commission and and Bill Mueller of Valley Vision on an op-ed piece that appeared in today’s Sacramento Bee touting the potential benefits of the [...]

May 21, 2015 // 675 Comments

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