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DU Project Helps Improve Water Quality in Illinois River

An 83-acre Ducks Unlimited project nearing completion in Woodford County, Illinois, will demonstrate how water quality in the Illinois River, and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico, can be improved by restoring wetlands on private lands.Designed by DU biologists and engineers, the project area lies adjacent to the Woodford State Fish and Wildlife Area andwill provide habitat for migrating waterfowl and improve water quality in the Illinois River by trapping excess sediment and nutrients.

ACE Basin Task Force Celebrates 25 Years of Lowcountry Conservation

The ACE Basin Task Force is composed of multiple public and private entities that share a common interest in preserving the habitat and outdoor heritage of the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto river basins. Springing from the North American Waterfowl Management Plan Atlantic Coast Joint Venture, the original ACE Basin Task Force partners were Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the Nature Conservancy, and local private landowners.

America's 2014 Farm Bill

After two and a half years of delays and gridlock, Congress passed a new Farm Bill in February 2014. This bipartisan legislation provides more than $28 billion in funding for a variety of conservation programs on private lands. Following is an overview of important conservation provisions included in the new Farm Bill, and how they are likely to impact waterfowl and their habitats across the United States over the next five years.
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