Ducks Unlimited conserves habitat at the continental scale to meet the lifecycle needs of North America's waterfowl. Illinois is part of the Mississippi Flyway, providing important migration, breeding and wintering areas for many of the continent's waterfowl such as wood ducks, mallards, canvasbacks and Canada geese.
Working with a variety of partners, DU's Illinois conservation program has restored and enhanced 62,804 acres of wetlands and adjacent habitat. Illinois conservation projects are designed to maximize the amount and quality of migration, breeding and wintering waterfowl habitats as well as improve conditions for waterfowl production.
View the 2018 state conservation report for Illinois.