Carey Property Acquired in Rainwater Basin

Ducks Unlimited has acquired another fantastic property in Nebraska's important Rainwater Basin. The 320-acre Carey property is located adjacent to the 320-acre Hansen Waterfowl Production Area in eastern Clay County. The acquisition of this property provides a tremendous opportunity to restore a significant block of waterfowl habitat. DU major donor funds were used to match funds from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, providing the $550,000 needed to complete this purchase in October 2008. Once fully restored, the tract will complement the adjacent Waterfowl Production Area, providing a contiguous block of 640 acres of important waterfowl habitat. The restored wetlands will provide critically important waterfowl habitat during spring migration, benefitting mallards, northern pintails, green-winged teal, white-fronted geese and many other waterfowl species. Restoration work will include plugging drain ditches and removing a one-mile long levee that dissects the large wetland on the tract.