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Forest gains promising for flood abatement, ducks and hunters

MEMPHIS – Jan. 28, 2016 – As another year begins with record high Mississippi River levels, conservation partners in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley are marking the promise of a 1-million-acre gain in forested wetlands. These bottomland hardwood forests not only provide critical habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife, they also play a huge role in floodwater absorption.

Upper Mississippi River Revisited

The author returns to the big river to hunt ducks on the anniversary of the Armistice Day Storm.

Missouri: NAWCA grant funds next phase of confluence project

ST. LOUIS - Jan. 22, 2013 - Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to implement the third phase of an ongoing conservation effort within the Confluence Region of the Illinois, Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

Media Advisory: Ducks Unlimited to host The Big River Thrives Leadership Forum in Memphis

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at Ducks Unlimited national headquarters, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120 - The Big River Thrives brings together leaders and experts from diverse Mississippi River interests to identify critical habitat and ecosystems issues to be discussed within the context of comprehensive river management.

Hall, Dunklin represent ducks in Mississippi River working group

Hall, Dunklin represent ducks in Mississippi River working group

Upper Mississippi River

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the Upper Mississippi River priority area

Upper Mississippi River - More Information

Background information on DU's Upper Mississippi River conservation priority area

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