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DU's Gustin to work in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming

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FORT COLLINS, Col.- Ducks Unlimited (DU) is continuing its conservation work in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming with the hiring of Seth Gustin. Gustin will be located in Fort Collins and will add to DU’s engineering capacity, providing construction management, surveying and construction plan preparation.

“I’m glad for the opportunity to combine my skills in construction management with my love of waterfowl,” Gustin said. An Ohio native, he has lived in Colorado for 10 years. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in construction management.

“Seth will help us expand our work in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming with his high level of construction management expertise,” said Richard Vail, DU regional engineer for Colorado and Wyoming.

Gustin’s focus will be working along the Platte River in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska but will assist in DU’s other work in those states. In Colorado, DU has also been working actively in the San Luis Valley and along the Rio Grande corridor for 11 years and has conserved 13,460 acres in the area.

DU’s highest priority in Nebraska is to restore and protect wetland habitats that provide important resources to waterfowl during spring migration. DU has embarked on a ten-year comprehensive plan to rebuild and protect the most critical migration habitats in Nebraska’s Rainwater Basin and on the Platte.

Wyoming’s rivers and associated floodplains are important to waterfowl migrating through the state in the fall and spring. Since 1989, DU has worked with partners to conserve 3,194 acres of waterfowl habitat throughout Wyoming.

With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl conservation organization. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands - nature’s most productive ecosystem - and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year.

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