DU Mobile Apps
Banding Together for Waterfowl

Kansas Projects


DU and partners receive grant to enhance Kansas prairie wetlands

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – June 20, 2016 – A $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant means improved wildlife habitat and access for Kansas residents. Ducks Unlimited (DU) and partners received the grant to complete the second phase of the Kansas Prairie Wetlands program.

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).

Jamestown NAWCA II Dedication Held

In March 2013, Ducks Unlimited and partners dedicated the Jamestown Wildlife Area Phase II project in Kansas, made possible through a North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant. Many partners, neighboring landowners, duck hunters and DU volunteers attended the event. DU will erect a cairn with a plaque honoring these partners and DU major sponsors who supported the project on the Buffalo Creek Marsh unit.

Kansas' Jamestown Wildlife Area Growing Strong

Ducks Unlimited and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks are in the final stages of completing Phase II of the Jamestown Wildlife Area Acquisition Project with funding provided in part by a North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant.

Kansas: Jamestown Wildlife Area Enhancement

Jamestown Wildlife Area underwent an expansion during Phase I of this project thanks to the acquisition of more than 1,372 acres from willing landowners.

Kansas Conservation Projects

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

Cimarron National Grasslands

To enhance 30 acres of moist-soil wetlands on Cimarron National Grasslands in southwest Kansas through installation of a water control structure and construction of earthen levee. This project provides valuable foraging habitat to migrating and wintering waterfowl along the South Fork Cimarron River, primarily benefiting mallards, pintails, gadwall, green-winged teal, shovelers, and American wigeon.

Quivira NWR - Wetland Development and Management

To enhance 150 acres of wetlands habitat on Quivira NWR. The George Stumps Wildlife Trust was instrumental in providing funds for this project through Ducks Unlimited. These funds were used to enhance 150 acres of wetland units by re-contouring the areas to be more water efficient. The funding provided fuel, construction materials, erosion protection, and vegetative stock to meet the needs of migrating waterfowl.

Wild Turkey Playa - Habitat Protection

To protect 157 acres of playa wetlands habitat through fee title acquisition. Fifty acres of the 157-acre area are seasonal wetlands. The remainder is upland farmland. Most of the farmland is being replanted to native grass, and the remainder is planted to cereal grains to supply food for wildlife. Tree and shrub plantings supply woody cover.

Jamestown Wildlife Area

Improve wetlands and adjacent upland areas to promote growth of seed producing wetland plants and native grasses preferred by waterfowl. Goals are to improve watershed hydrology and restore stream flow to Marsh Creek and subsequently to the Republican River. This will ensure sufficient water is available to meet the demands of the municipal area, agriculture irrigation and wildlife and fish populations.

McPherson Valley Wildlife Area

To restore historic wetlands along the McPherson Valley stretching from the northwest side of the town of McPherson to Inman. The project will be accomplished by acquiring land from willing sellers and subsequently restoring hydrology to reflect the vast wetland system of the past. Pump stations will be installed to assure fall flooding.

Marais Des Cygnes Wildlife Area Unit B Restoration

To restore wetland plant communities and management capabilities of the primary sanctuary within the Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area. The project will be accomplished by constructing a cross levee bisecting a remnant lake bed known as Unit B. Precision on water level control will be enhanced by replacing old structures.

Free DU Decal

Receive a free DU decal when you signup for our free monthly newsletter.