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Ducks and drones will fly this winter

Ducks Unlimited will team with the Black Duck Joint Venture, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Conservation Management Institute at Virginia Tech this winter to get a duck’s-eye view on waterfowl numbers on the East Coast.

DU to use grant to research drones, energy use for New England waterfowl

Ducks Unlimited recently received a $100,000 grant from Waterfowl Research Foundation to support two regional research projects in the Completing the Cycle initiative area, and Atlantic Flyway regions.

American waterfowl populations benefit from Canadian habitat projects

Many waterfowl enthusiasts may never travel to Canada, but ducks do.

Connecticut Ducks Unlimited chapter makes President’s Roll of Honor

In 2015 in Connecticut, the Southern Fairfield chapter from Greenwich made the President’s Roll of Honor list.

Local Ducks Unlimited chapter earns place in President's Elite

GREENWICH, Conn. – April 8, 2015 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU's habitat conservation work. In 2014, the Southern Fairfield chapter made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

CPC members met with legislators before final farm bill vote

The Conservation Programs Committee held their February 2014 meeting in Washington, D.C., and the timing ended up being perfect.

Habitat impacts from Hurricane Sandy difficult to assess

The East Coast is still struggling to get basic services back in place after Hurricane Sandy battered coastal communities and affected millions of residents, but, with the help of conservation partners, Ducks Unlimited is beginning to assess the long-term impact the storm will have on waterfowl habitat.

Southern Fairfield Chapter recognized nationally

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – March 27, 2012 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. This past fall, the Southern Fairfield chapter made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Connecticut: Fletcher Creek Wetland Restoration

Fletcher Creek Wetland Restoration was Ducks Unlimited's first conservation project in Connecticut.

Connecticut State Contacts

Middlesex County:Ducks Unlimited Works to Enhance and Restore Habitat near Saybrook

The Atlantic Coast is the most populated and heavily industrialized coastal area in the world. This development causes significant impacts to coastal habitats and the wildlife that depend upon this area for their needs. Over the past decades, coastal New England has undergone remarkable human population growth and massive urban coastline development that has resulted in dramatic declines in living resources and the large-scale loss and degradation of marine, estuarine, and freshwater habitats. In the North Atlantic, only half the original marshes remain, but many of the remaining marshes have great potential to be restored to more productive systems.

North Atlantic / New England Coast

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the North Atlantic / New England Coast priority area.

Where Connecticut's Ducks Come From

The North Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes Region and Prairie Pothole Region which includes Connecticut are important to New England waterfowl hunters. A significant portion of the Mallards harvested in New England each year are produced on local habitat and in areas around the Great Lakes.

Connecticut Conservation Projects

Ducks Unlimited habitat conservation projects in Connecticut. These projects benefit waterfowl, other wildlife and people. View sample projects, project map and more.

Nott Island WMA

This project has greatly enhanced the area for waterfowl, shorebirds and many other species of wildlife.

Connecticut River

A coalition will seek to protect important greenspace corridors important to a wide array of wildlife in the Connecticut River watershed through conservation easements and other means with willing landowners.

Hammonasett State Park

DU partnered with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, CT Waterfowl Association and the US Fish and Wildlife SErvice to restore this tidal marsh that includes a one-acre warm season grass planting to enhance nesting habitat for waterfowl.

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