Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 1, #6

Ducks and the climate bill

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the American Climate and Security Act. In reaction, Ducks Unlimited issued a statement noting the emphasis that lawmakers put on grassland and wetland restoration and conservation—without endorsing the legislation.

Marsh makeover in motion in Iowa

Click here to read about Jemmerson Slough WMA in Iowa
Click here to read about Jemmerson Slough WMA in Iowa

A degraded wildlife management area (WMA) in Iowa is getting a new lease on life, as Ducks Unlimited and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources restore more than 230 acres on the Jemmerson Slough WMA. Read more

Duck populations up in 2009

Click here to read more about duck populations for 2009The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has good news for duck hunters—more ducks! An annual report on waterfowl populations shows an overall population increase for ducks, and many species show dramatic increases. Canvasbacks had the greatest increase, with 35 percent more surveyed this year than in 2008.
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Ducks Unlimited leading restoration of iconic San Francisco Bay watershed

Ducks Unlimited is the recipient of a major grant to restore parts of the historic San Francisco Bay. The project will restore more than 1,300 acres of salt marsh that will provide habitat to migrating ducks and geese, as well as habitat for Coho salmon and steelhead. Read more

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