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DU receives $1 million grant for Lahontan Valley and Western Nevada wetland conservation work

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – March 31, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) was recently awarded the first-ever North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant in the Lahontan Valley region, which will help conserve 8,780 acres of habitat in western Nevada. Approximately $2.3 million in partner funds will be paired with $1 million in NAWCA grant funds to underwrite wetlands restoration and enhancement activities.

Planning Under Way for Alabama's Swan Creek WMA Restoration

Ducks Unlimited regional biologist Tim Willis and engineer Billy Hill recently met with Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) staff to discuss replacing the water-management infrastructure on Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near Decatur, Alabama.

DU Completes Riverside Ranch Restoration in Northern California

Ducks Unlimited recently completed a wetland restoration project along the North Coast of California, improving habitat and providing other ecological benefits for waterfowl, the Eel River salmon fishery, and people. The Riverside Ranch Restoration Project is the first phase of the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project.

Southern Illinois Receives its First $1 Million NAWCA Grant

In September, the North American Wetlands Conservation Council approved funding for the Bottomlands of the Great Rivers project, which will protect, restore, and enhance approximately 3,000 acres of wetlands on the Shawnee National Forest and Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Illinois.

Southeast New Jersey Coastal Program Receives First NAWCA Grant

Ducks Unlimited and partners have been awarded a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to fund habitat enhancement work as part of the Southeast New Jersey Coastal Program.

Flint Hills Resources donates to protect wildlife habitat

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – April 9, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited recently received a $75,000 donation from Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery to help protect and restore habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife in Minnesota. The gift is the latest commitment from Flint Hills in a 28-year partnership with DU.

Two Habitat Projects Approved in North Carolina

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) often partners with Ducks Unlimited to make improvements to national wildlife refuges through a program called Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ).
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