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Banding Together for Waterfowl

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Initiatives

Connecting people and resources with critical habitats
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Waterfowl are a continentally shared resource, and Ducks Unlimited has worked across North America since 1937 to ensure a strong future for ducks and for waterfowlers. By contributing to DU's regional fundraising initiatives, you will be supporting the priority breeding, migration and wintering habitats vital to North America's Waterfowl populations. The regional initiatives below, organized geographically, function to connect people and resources with critical habitats, and recognize each region's role in sustaining the future of waterfowl and in achieving DU's vital mission.

DU's Conservation Initiatives

The Alaska Initiative - Born to Fly
Protecting one of the world's most pristine landscapes for breeding and brood-rearing waterfowl—the vast wetlands and river deltas of the Alaskan wilderness. Download PDF

America's River Initiative
Rebuilding the glory of the Mississippi River floodplain by conserving key wintering habitat for millions of waterfowl and reinforcing the region’s rich waterfowling legacy. Download PDF

Big Rivers Initiative
Restoring and feeding and resting areas along the river that make up the Mississippi River floodplain and the conserving habitat critical to the grand passage of migratory waterfowl. Download PDF

Boreal Forest Initiative
North America's Boreal Forest is the world's largest remaining intact, productive ecosystem, encompassing more than a billion and a half acres of pristine forests, wetlands, lakes, rivers and streams. Download PDF 
 
California Wetlands Initiative 
Restoring Golden State wetlands to healthy wintering habitats and helping provide water solutions for waterfowl, other wildlife, and Californians. Download PDF 

Completing the Cycle Initiative 
Ensuring healthy habitat sufficient to sustain Atlantic Flyway waterfowl as they complete their annual cycle and return to the breeding grounds each year. Download PDF

Ducks in the Desert Initiative 
Restoring the valuable wetland oases of America's desert landscape for waterfowl, other wildlife, and communities across the West, from the Great Salt Lake to the Lower Colorado River. Download PDF

Gulf Coast Initiative 
Saving the most critical wintering waterfowl habitat in North America by conserving coastal prairies and marshes along the rapidly disappearing Gulf Coast. Download PDF

Great Lakes Initiative 
Protecting the waters of the Great Lakes and conserving critical habitat for many species of waterfowl that utilize this vast watershed throughout their life cycle. Download PDF

Heartland Heritage and Habitat Initiative 
Providing innovative water solutions for ducks and people in the Southern Great Plains, one of America's most important waterfowl migration areas. Download PDF

Living Lakes Initiative 
Conserving Minnesota and Iowa's wetlands and shallow lakes as vital stepping stones for waterfowl migrating between southern wintering and northern breeding grounds each year. Download PDF

Peaks to Prairies Initiative 
Restoring wetlands in the shadow of America's iconic Rocky Mountains and conserving the Duck Factory for outdoorsmen and women to enjoy. Download PDF

Preserve Our Prairies Initiative 
Conserving North America's highest-priority waterfowl nesting habitat—and the glory of bountiful fall flights—in the face of mounting threats. Download PDF

Southeast Wetlands Initiative 
Supporting the rich outdoor heritage of the southeastern United States by conserving key habitats for Atlantic and eastern Mississippi Flyway waterfowl. Download PDF

Southern Prairies & Playas Initiative 
Protecting, restoring, and enhancing the grasslands and wetlands of the Southern Great Plains to support migrating waterfowl populations in the Central Flyway. Download PDF

Wings and Wetlands Initiative
In Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, significant wetland habitats have been lost. As human populations soar, the demand for water increases, putting even more pressure on remaining wetlands. Download PDF


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