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Migration Alert: Options Abound for Massachusetts Hunters

Arriving ducks may find a shortage of wetlands in Massachusetts following a dry second half of the summer. Donnelly reports that many wetlands are low on water and choked with vegetation.

Boston volunteer elected to Ducks Unlimited national board of directors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 21, 2013 – Brian Dillon of Boston, Mass., was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.'s national board of directors during the organization's annual convention held recently in Portland, Ore.

Massachusetts: Lackey Pond

The Lackey Pond project restored and enhanced 150 acres of freshwater emergent marsh, for which Ducks Unlimited provided engineering design, contractor oversight and funding support.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Massachusetts state news.

Ducks Unlimited names new GLARO director

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Nov. 2, 2010 - Rebecca Humphries, director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, has accepted the position of director of the Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office for Ducks Unlimited.

Massachusetts Ducks Unlimited volunteer meets with congressional leaders

HARWICH PORT, Mass. - May 18, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited volunteer Fran Rich traveled from Harwich Port, Mass., to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with congressional leaders and discuss wetlands conservation issues. Rich and DU staff members sat down with their representatives and their staffs in an effort to explain the benefits of North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants for Massachusetts and the North American waterfowl population.

New online map allows users firsthand, interactive experience of black duck migration

If you’re interested in taking bird watching to the next level, Ducks Unlimited has the perfect tool for you. This month, Ducks Unlimited’s Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office unveiled an updated version of its Black Duck Research Initiative Web site, including an all-new interactive mapping tool allowing users to “Follow the Ducks” using satellite and VHF radio tracking technology.

DU meets with Congressional leadership and Administration officials to discuss conservation

WASHINGTON – February 13, 2008 – Ducks Unlimited Executive Vice President Don Young was joined by other wildlife conservation organizations today to deliver a strong message on behalf of sportsmen and habitat: protect and expand habitat conservation and opportunities for sportsmen.

Ducks Unlimited’s Black Duck Research Initiative brought to life on Web

New online map allows users firsthand, interactive experience of black duck migration ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 8, 2008 – If you’re interested in taking bird watching to the next level, Ducks Unlimited has the perfect tool for you.

President’s Budget proposal mixed on waterfowl programs

FY’09 request maintains some programs, cuts others--including Bush priorities WASHINGTON, February 4, 2008 – Conservation programs that benefit waterfowl receive mixed support in the 2009 budget proposal, released today by the Bush administration.

Ducks Unlimited commemorates millionth acre of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Joins Secretary of Agriculture in marking the conservation milestone WASHINGTON – January 17, 2008 – Ducks Unlimited and the US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency celebrated the enrollment of the one millionth acre into the popular Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) today.

DU says CRP losses astounding

National trend for habitat loss concerning BISMARCK, ND, January 4, 2008 – The conservation organization Ducks Unlimited says it’s as if someone plowed up a three-mile swath of wildlife habitat across North Dakota, from its southern border to Canada.

Youth dog training camp a success

Greenwings attend second annual DU “Camp WaterDog Daze” ROSHOLT, S.D., August 9, 2007 – Two girls and nine boys along with their retrieving dogs enjoyed attending the Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Camp WaterDog Daze. The camp was held August 2-5 at Firewater Lodge near Rosholt, S.D.

Ducks Unlimited Deems Massachusetts Volunteer, Geof Walker, Conservationist of the Year!

Geof Walker will receive the New England “Conservationist of the Year” award for 2005 at the Massachusetts State Meeting to be held in May.

Massachusetts Volunteer Deemed Conservationist of the Year!

Geof Walker will receive the New England “Conservationist of the Year” award for 2005 at the Massachusetts State Meeting to be held in May.

Northeastern U.S. Forests

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the Northeastern U.S. Forests priority area

North Atlantic / New England Coast

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the North Atlantic / New England Coast priority area.

Atlantic Frontier Chapter

The Massachusetts Atlantic Frontier DU Chapter had another exceptional year in 2008. The Westport, Mass., chapter has taken top honors in Massachusetts for the past three years, as well as being a strong competitor for the top chapter in New England.

Hockomock, Taunton, Massachusetts

Hockomock Chapter maintained a positive DU attitude in the face of adversity a few years ago and it's reflecting in their chapter's success. A few years ago, the Hockomock chapter nearly fell apart as new leadership was appointed and members left the committee.

Where Massachusett's Ducks Come From

The North Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes Region and Prairie Pothole Region which includes Massachusetts are important to New England waterfowl hunters. A significant portion of the Mallards harvested in New England each year are produced on local habitat and in areas around the Great Lakes.

Massachusetts Conservation Projects


Island Road salt marsh, Essex

Island Road is a low-lying causeway, crossing and dividing a 70-acre salt marsh, leading to Essex Bay. The road prevents the daily surface flow of tidal waters necessary for a healthy salt marsh.

Allens Pond, South Dartmouth

Since initiating restoration in Massachusetts in 1988, Ducks Unlimited and its partners have restored and conserved over 840 acres. As a part of the initial strategic planning effort for the New England Coast Initiative, Ducks Unlimited identified a minimum of 165 acres for potential future projects in the Massachusetts.

Lackey Pond Project

The project located on the Mumford River, near Uxbridge, in Worchester County was dedicated in fall 2000 in the memory of the late Rocky Bridges, former state Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife and DU staff Regional Director and MARSH Coordinator. This 150-acre wetland project will benefit waterfowl such as black ducks, mallards and teal as well as many other water birds and wildlife.

Massachusetts State Contacts

Massachusetts state contact information.
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