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Wood duck nest box building guide

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One of the greatest conservation success stories in the U.S. is the restoration of wood duck populations. In 1919, conservation managers were all but certain that the species would soon go extinct. One of the key factors in that success was the development of nest boxes to replace the harvested old growth timber cavity trees. These boxes still provide important nesting habitat for wood ducks and are a terrific way to get involved with conservation. Download Wood Duck Box Plans

Southern Region E-Newsletter

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The Southern Region E-Newsletter is produced quarterly to keep Ducks Unlimited staff and volunteers informed of our conservation, fundraising and development activities in the region. Each edition features a message from our Regional Leadership Team, personal profiles of one volunteer and one staff member, and news from the 13 states in the Southern Region. For more information, contact Andi Cooper acooper@ducks.org

The Sprig

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Land protection is an important part of our conservation work in the South Carolina Lowcountry. In addition to protecting habitat from development, Ducks Unlimited uses the value of conservation easements to leverage funding for habitat enhancements on public lands in the South Atlantic. Two editions of The Sprig: Lowcountry Conservation Easement Holder Newsletter are produced each year and mailed to our conservation easement holders. The newsletter contains information about our land protection program, important policy updates for easement holders and habitat management guidance. For more information, contact our South Atlantic land protection staff at 843-745-9110.

The Wintering Grounds

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Permanent protection of remaining bottomland hardwoods and other wetland habitats within the Mississippi Alluvial Valley is critical to ensure sufficient waterfowl habitat in perpetuity. Donated conservation easements are one tool Ducks Unlimited uses extensively in this area to protect that remaining habitat. These easements also protect important historic sites and cultural resources and provide match for grants to enhance public lands nearby. Two editions of The Wintering Grounds: MAV Conservation Easement Holder Newsletter are produced each year and mailed to our conservation easement holders. The newsletter contains information about our land protection program, important policy updates for easement holders and habitat management guidance. For more information, contact our MAV land protection staff at 601-956-1936.

Rice Stewardship

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The USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership works to continue mutually beneficial and long-lasting relationship between rice agriculture and conservation. With shared interests in habitat management for wetland-dependent birds, sustainable rice production and conservation of natural resources such as soil and water, we are working to sustain the future of rice agriculture in the U.S. The three rice-growing regions of the country are also the three most important wintering areas for North American waterfowl. Our partnership works to bring about meaningful and long-term improvements to three of the nation's critical natural and economic resources: working rice lands, water and waterfowl. Learn more at ducks.org/ricestewardship