A new Ducks Unlimited project on the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge holds good news for waterfowl hunters. The project totals 84 acres and will enhance seasonal wetlands by removing and rehabilitating existing levees and creating pond bottom relief.
A series of channels and potholes will diversify the unit to provide improved wintering waterfowl habitat and water management capabilities. This project will include the reconstruction of 1 mile of perimeter levee, the removal of 0.25 miles of existing interior levee, excavating channels and potholes and creating loafing islands. This tract is used as a seasonal wetland to provide summer water management and wintering waterfowl habitat.
This work is in the refuge's public hunting area where improved waterfowl habitat will contribute to improved hunter opportunity.