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Michigan governor celebrates successful conservation project

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder joined Ducks Unlimited and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to celebrate the completion of projects at the Maple River State Game Area.

NAWCA Grant Awarded for New York Refuge Enhancement

Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a $62,407 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant for wetland restoration work on the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in western New York. DU and its partners will enhance 1,000 acres of forested wetlands through restored hydrology and reforestation.

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.

More Habitat Improvement Projects Planned in Tennessee

Ducks Unlimited regional biologist Tim Willis is working with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) to plan habitat improvement projects on Tully Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Lauderdale County and on Eagle Lake State Refuge in Shelby County.

Twin Wetland Restoration Projects Completed in Southern Idaho

A unique conservation partnership recently restored 201 acres of wetland habitat on two projects in the Bruneau River floodplain of southern Idaho. Initially, a 100-acre project was developed on the Bruneau River Ranch as part of Ducks Unlimited's Middle Snake River North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant.

Restoration Work Completed on Texas Wildlife Management Area

The D.R. Wintermann Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 246-acre property near Eagle Lake, Texas, about 75 miles southeast of Houston. The property was donated to Ducks Unlimited by the D.R. Wintermann family in the mid-1990s. Subsequently, DU transferred ownership to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and assisted with converting the former agricultural lands into managed waterfowl habitat.

Bonneau Ferry Project Completed in South Carolina

Last fall, Ducks Unlimited completed a project to improve 387 acres of waterfowl habitat on Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in South Carolina.

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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