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Conservation: DU's Boreal Forest Initiative

Conserving one of the earth's most valuable ecosystems and a crucial breeding ground for North America's waterfowl. By Fritz Reid, Ph.D.

The Great Lakes Initiative

Conserving key habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife throughout this vast watershed. By Kristin Schrader.

Ducks Unlimited and partners restoring Talmo Marsh

Ducks Unlimited is working to restore an historic Kansas marsh with the purchase of the Borchardt Tract. The 160-acre tract in northeast Kansas contains unique waterfowl habitat and is adjacent to the Talmo Marsh Wildlife Area, which is owned by the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism (KDWPT).

Spring migrants respond to Wolf Lake enhancements

Spring migration is underway and ducks and geese are finding Wolf Lake Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) in Cottonwood County a great place to stop and refuel. The once-degraded shallow lake and nearby wetlands were enhanced by Ducks Unlimited and its partners to reveal a healthy wetland system with abundant vegetation, clear water and improved habitat for waterfowl and other birds.

Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary Conservation Projects

As part of Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary celebration, members of our conservation staff have chosen one special habitat project from each state as the "best of the best" of DU's 75 years of conservation work.

DU Receives Carbon Grant

Ducks Unlimited is working with cattle producers to protect grassland-nesting habitat, thanks to a grant that will increase national recognition for the carbon storage benefit of native prairie grasslands

Water-Control Structure Project Completed at Iroquois NWR

The Cayuga Pool, a 675-acre unit within the refuge and the site of the Hazard Campbell dedication ceremony in May, was the focus of additional DU support this year when one of the water-control structures needed to be replaced.

Where Ducks Unlimited Works

Ducks Unlimited takes a continental, landscape approach to waterfowl conservation. While we work in all 50 states, we focus the majority of our efforts and resources on the habitats most beneficial to waterfowl. Learn more about our top priority areas, as well as what DU is doing in your state.

Conservation Projects by State

Since 1937, Ducks Unlimited has completed more than 20,000 projects in North America, conserving more than 12 million acres.

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