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Work to begin in 2017 on $6 Million Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge

Schell Osage Conservation Area – Last of five Missouri Golden Anniversary Wetland Initiative projects

Schell Osage Conservation Area is the final of five Golden Anniversary Wetlands Initiative projects aimed at rehabilitating Missouri Department of Conservation’s oldest wetland conservation areas.

Missouri agriculture wetlands: Partners demonstrating conservation

Today agriculture plays a vital role in sustaining Missouri’s social and economic well-being. If Missouri is to be successful in restoring wetland functions and values to our great floodplains we will need to do so in partnership with the Missouri Agriculture Wetland Initiative.

America's Floodplain: DU's dedication to the confluence of the Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri Rivers

At the confluence of the Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri Rivers is North America’s greatest floodplain. Acknowledging the importance of this area to our mission, in 2003 Ducks Unlimited established the “Confluence Focus Area” (CFA) as one of DU’s priority Conservation Regions.

DU Awarded $1 Million Grant for Conservation Project on Missouri Refuge

Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant for a wetland conservation project on Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in north-central Missouri. With the help of this funding and a group of dedicated partners, DU will be able to protect and restore some of the region's most productive habitat for the benefit of waterfowl and other migratory birds.

Golden Anniversary Wetland Restoration Dedicated in Southeast Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Ducks Unlimited recently gathered with supporters to dedicate and celebrate the renovations completed on the Duck Creek Conservation Area in Stoddard, Bollinger, and Wayne Counties. The conservation area contains 2,400 acres of wetlands, as well as forest and cropland, and was purchased by the MDC to provide waterfowl hunting opportunities adjacent to the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.

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.

Fountain Grove Conservation Area - Missouri Golden Anniversary Wetlands Initiative

Fountain Grove is a 50-year old Conservation Area (CA) with ageing infrastructure (levees, water control structures, canals and pumps) that is no longer sufficient to effectively manage the area’s wetlands.

Truman Lake Wetlands

To restore wetlands in the upper Osage River drainage basin. Partners conducted restoration on nine sites within the flood basin of the Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir. Wetlands on several sites were restored using a technique that created gradual contours on the land by scouring shallow areas and forming raised mounds throughout the marsh.

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