Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #4

Ducks Unlimited leader
nominated for ambassadorship

Tod SedgwickSenior Ducks Unlimited volunteer Tod Sedgwick has been nominated to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Slovak Republic. Sedgwick is a board trustee for the Wetlands America Trust (WAT), DU's supporting foundation that raises significant philanthropic gifts and manages DU's endowments and land holdings. Read more

Improvements to California
refuge to help hunter access

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. Read more

New options to fund
conservation in California

Funding to wildlife law enforcement in California has been reduced of late, so the state's Department of Fish and Game (DFG) recently began selling a Fish and Game Warden Stamp Decal. Read more

Plane crash claims
lives of waterfowl biologists

Two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service waterfowl biologists were killed in a plane crash last week near the Oregon coast. Vernon (Ray) Bentley and David (Dave) Pitkin were returning from Newport, Ore., after a day spent flying over estuaries counting ducks, geese and swans for the Service's annual mid-winter waterfowl survey when their plane went down west of Philomath, Ore. Read more

New DU staff streamlining
conservation for landowners

Two fresh faces at Ducks Unlimited are helping landowners in the Prairie Pothole Region "farm the best and conserve the rest" by working with them to identify the best conservation options for their land. Read more
Heather Shaw and Krista Reiser

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Newsletter Editor: Neil Shader
Conservation Editor: Dr. Scott Yaich
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