In a recent announcement from America's WETLAND Foundation, H. Dale Hall, Ducks Unlimited CEO, was named to the AWF Board of Directors. Since 1937, Ducks Unlimited has been working to conserve waterfowl habitat across the continent. One reason DU has been so successful in its mission is because of its ability to foster strong partnerships, whether by securing a conservation easement with a private landowner or working with other organizations on conservation efforts.
America's WETLAND Foundation manages the largest, most comprehensive public education campaign in Louisiana's history, raising public awareness of the impact of Louisiana's wetland loss on the state, nation and world. The America's Energy Coast initiative works to sustain the environmental and economic assets of the Gulf Coast region. By serving on the board, Hall will assist with the organization's decision making process.
"Conserving Louisiana's coastal wetlands has been one of DU's priorities for years. This region winters millions of waterfowl annually, and serves as a nursery for fish and wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico," says Hall. "I'm excited for this endeavor, and look forward to working with other members of the AWF board."
R. King Milling, AWF chairman, says that Hall brings "vast conservation knowledge and experience to the Foundation and has been an outstanding contributor to the coastal restoration movement, both as a federal official and most recently as head of Ducks Unlimited. He has worked with our America's Energy Coast initiative since its inception, serving on the advisory committee. We are delighted he has agreed to serve on our board of directors and look forward to his guidance on this issue and many others."