Generations of Ducks Unlimited members have come and gone, but our mission remains as strong as ever. Each succeeding generation brings renewal, just as prairie wetlands renew the life cycle of waterfowl each spring. New and younger volunteers and staff result in fresh ideas and novel approaches to understanding waterfowl and conserving more and better habitat. Threats to wetlands and waterfowl continue to escalate, but our resolve never wavers.
This has been the secret to DU's success for 75 years and counting.
Our supporters have embraced the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow, and forever. Here's a small sampling of the legions of DU members and volunteers who have given of their time and resources to make a difference for the ducks. Together they represent four living generations of the DU faithful, born in a nine different decades of the organization's existence. All are connected—old and young—to the ideals of building on the legacy left to them and leaving an even greater bequest to those who follow.