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Ducks Unlimited combats climate change effects in Illinois, Indiana with $250,000 grant from Wildlife Conservation Society

Ducks Unlimited will help Illinois and Indiana combat climate change effects on habitat with a $250,000 grant from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Adaptation Fund, a program made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

2016 Illinois Conservation Report

DU conserved more than 2,700 acres in Illinois in 2015.

DU awarded climate adaptation grant to conserve bottomland hardwoods

Ducks Unlimited has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Wildlife Conservation Society to help Illinois’ habitat adapt to climate change.

Stewart Lake purchase to provide greater waterfowl access

Waterfowl hunters and birders alike will soon have greater access to Stewart Lake, one of the best remaining and least disturbed backwater lakes in the Illinois River Valley.

Jenkins Marsh/VanZelst habitat returning

DU’s Jenkins Marsh/VanZelst Farm project project in Illinois is on its way to becoming an outstanding natural area and fantastic habitat area for ducks that migrate through the Illinois River Valley.

Northeast Illinois Morainal Wetlands Experience

A beautiful day greeted those attending DU's Morainal Wetlands Experience this past Saturday. In addition to learning about wetland and waterfowl ecology, participants in the wetlands experience had the opportunity to visit local DU projects in this unique glaciated area of the state. One of the things that people may find surprising was how similar wetland habitat in Northeast Illinois is to the "prairie pothole" wetlands of the Northern Great Plains and Canada.

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.

Illinois Conservation Projects

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

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