Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 1, #12

Wild rice fueling the migration

Ducks in a flooded rice fieldThough a smaller crop will be harvested, wild rice in Minnesota will again help fuel migrating birds heading south this fall and winter. Wild rice is common in the shallow lakes and ponds touched by DU's Living Lakes initiative in Minnesota and Iowa. Read more

USDA focusing on
waterfowl breeding habitat

The USDA's Farm Service Agency is underscoring its commitment to waterfowl habitat conservation by renewing "priority-area" designations for the Conservation Reserve Program for an additional five years. Read more
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New resources to promote clean water

Clean water is critical to people and ducks. Without clean water Redhead henin wetlands across the country, quality duck habitats would be few and far between, and our drinking and irrigation water would be in peril. Read more

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