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$3.5 million in wetland restoration awarded to Iowa

Ducks Unlimited and 14 partners have been awarded a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect 1,400 acres of endangered wetland habitat in northern Iowa.

2016 Iowa Conservation Report

See the conservation projects done in 2015 by Ducks Unlimited staff and partners.

Partnerships preserve Rice Lake

The Living Lakes Initiative area that includes north central Iowa is a top priority for Ducks Unlimited conservation efforts.

Maynard-Reese Waterfowl Production Area restored

DU restored a series of historic prairie potholes on a 240-acre tract in Kossuth County.

Marble-Hottes Lakes Enhancement Project completed

Ducks Unlimited in 2015 wrapped up a project that will boost water quality and improve hunting habitat for Dickinson County residents.

$6.3-million Wetland Reserve Program agreement completed

Through this agreement, DU helped restore or enhance 6,800 acres of wetlands and grasslands on 76 different easements.

Nearly 200 acres restored at Chichaqua Bottoms

Project maximized habitat for migrating waterfowl and ground nesting birds 20 minutes from the Des Moines metro area.

DU helps improve Lost Island Lake, Barringer Slough, Blue-Wing Marsh Complex

In northwest Iowa, the Lost Island Lake/Barringer Slough/Blue-wing Marsh complex is comprised of more than 2,200 acres of lake, wetland and associated upland habitat, making it one of Iowa’s top recreation and tourism destinations.

Marble-Hottes Lakes Enhancement Project completed

Improved hunting and fishing habitat is expected thanks to a much-anticipated Marble-Hottes Lakes Enhancement project in Dickinson County.

Red Rock Wildlife Management Area, Runnels Enhancement

The 440-acre Runnels project was completed in March 2014. This project constructed a new water diversion structure and berm to provide dependable fall habitat for waterfowl on the upper end of Red Rock Reservoir.

Diamond Lake Project

Diamond Lake Wildlife Management Area is a 1,099 acre property owned by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Ducks Unlimited partnered with the DNR to improve infrastructure on the lake that will facilitate habitat management.

Proposed Allocation Iowa

A chart displaying the proposed allocation for Iowa's Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund is given on this page.

Iowa DU Conservation Contacts

Iowa Ducks Unlimited conservation contacts
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