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DU receives $1 million grant for Lahontan Valley and Western Nevada wetland conservation work

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – March 31, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) was recently awarded the first-ever North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant in the Lahontan Valley region, which will help conserve 8,780 acres of habitat in western Nevada. Approximately $2.3 million in partner funds will be paired with $1 million in NAWCA grant funds to underwrite wetlands restoration and enhancement activities.

Reno Ducks Unlimited chapter recognized nationally

The Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to its local chapters. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States that raise up to $100,000 through fundraising activities in their communities. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America's wetlands. In 2013 the Reno Ducks Unlimited chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Elko chapter recognized nationally

The Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to its local chapters. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States that raise up to $100,000 through fundraising activities in their communities. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America's wetlands. In 2013 the Elko chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Migration Alert: State-by-state Pacific Flyway Breakdown

Early migrating waterfowl, feeling an early winter pinch, are filtering south throughout the Pacific Flyway states and finding variable habitat conditions upon arrival in the region.

Ducks in the Desert Initiative

Restoring the valuable wetland oases of America's desert landscape for waterfowl, other wildlife, and communities across the West, from the Great Salt Lake to the Lower Colorado River.

Ducks Unlimited continental shooting event announced in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Dec. 12, 2012 – Competitive sporting clay shooters are encouraged to register now for the 2013 Ducks Unlimited Las Vegas Continental Shoot. The annual event will take place Feb. 21-24, 2013, at the Pro Gun Club in Boulder City, Nev., formerly known as Desert Hills Shooting Club.

Sparks chapter recognized nationally


Elko chapter recognized nationally

The Elko chapter earned a spot in the Top 100 out of the more than 2,700 DU chapters nationwide.

Nevada: Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge Wetland Enhancement Project

The Ruby Lake Enhancement Project focused on improving water management throughout the entire Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Bill D'Alonzo wins 2012 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year award; DU to receive $50k prize

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jan. 19, 2012 - Bill D'Alonzo, Ducks Unlimited volunteer and member of DU's board of directors, was named the 2012 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year yesterday at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas.

DU's 75th celebration coming to SHOT Show

To honor DU's 75th anniversary, Winchester Ammunition, a long-time partner of Ducks Unlimited, will present DU with its "Partners in Conservation Award" at Winchester's SHOT Show booth (#13329) on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 10:00 a.m.

Ducks Unlimited Continental Shoot announced in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Dec. 15, 2011 - Competitive sporting clay shooters are encouraged to register now for the 2012 Ducks Unlimited Las Vegas Continental Shoot. The annual event will take place Feb. 23-26, 2012, at the Pro Gun Club in Boulder City, Nev., formerly known as Desert Hills Shooting Club.

Elko, Nevada DU Chapter wins awards, plans banquet

The state of Nevada recently awarded the local Elko, Nevada, DU chapter with four achievements.

Ducks Unlimited Las Vegas Continental

The Ducks Unlimited Las Vegas Continental saw a lot of happy competitors carrying home hundreds of prizes and awards along with good memories of new friends from Desert Hills Club in Boulder City, Nevada.

Ducks Unlimited teams with USFWS to complete million dollar Nevada refuge habitat project

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 - One of the most significant wetland areas in Nevada, the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, recently received a $1.2 million wetland enhancement thanks to a partnership between Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Sports South LLC challenges SHOT attendees to Rescue the Duck Factory

LAS VEGAS - Jan. 20, 2010 - Skipper Dickson, owner of Sports South LLC, announced a challenge to SHOT Show attendees that he would match up to $500,000 in donations to Ducks Unlimited's Rescue the Duck Factory (RDF) campaign. Challenging other distributors, retailers and show attendees, Sports South's commitment to RDF comes with the understanding that by conserving critical habitat, they are conserving the future of the outdoor recreational industry, especially waterfowl hunting.

Sonoran and Mohave Deserts / Sierra Madre Occidental

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the Sonoran and Mohave Deserts / Sierra Madre Occidental priority area

Sierra Nevada

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the Sierra Nevada priority area

Northern and Southern Rockies / Colorado Plateau

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the Northern and Southern Rockies / Colorado Plateau priority area.

Great Basin

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's conservation efforts in its Great Basin priority area.

High Desert Waterfowling

A Nevada duck and goose hunt opens a door to waterfowling’s distant past

Where Nevada's Ducks Come From

The Prairie Pothole Region is critical to Nevada waterfowl hunters. A significant portion of our annual duck harvest migrates to us from the Prairie Pothole Region, also referred to as "the duck factory."

Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge - South Marsh Project

At the eastern foot of the towering Ruby Mountains lies the expansive Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), one of the most significant wetland areas in Nevada and the Intermountain West region. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service identifies Ruby Lake as hosting the densest concentration of nesting canvasbacks in the world and supports 15 other species of waterfowl.

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Projects

Ducks Unlimited continues our strong partnership with the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge by working on a number of projects to restore native wetland and riparian habitats and improve both the water management capabilities and the efficiency of water use at the refuge. Past habitat restoration has included work to remove non-native salt cedar followed by planting native vegetation.

Humboldt Wildlife Management Area - Toulon Lake Survey and Design

Ducks Unlimited is working with Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) to identify potential opportunities to improve wetland habitat conditions at the Toulon Lake portion of the Humboldt WMA. Ducks Unlimited engineers conducted a detailed topographic survey of the 2,400-acre project site and prepared a base map.

Desert Gun Club Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Project

Ducks Unlimited is working with the Desert Gun Club and other partners to restore and enhance approximately 300 acres of seasonal and permanent wetlands and associated uplands on this 850-acre private property located along Massie Slough, approximately six miles north of Hazen. The project will improve water distribution, increase efficiency of water use, increase acreage of wetland habitat and improve vegetation management capabilities.

Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area - Water Management Projects

At Mason Valley WMA, Ducks Unlimited is collaborating with the Nevada Department of Wildlife on a series of beneficial habitat enhancement efforts, along with water conservation and re-use projects. Included are a several pipeline construction, well rehabilitation and seasonal wetland restoration and enhancement projects.

Steptoe Valley Wetlands Restoration Project

Located in White Pine County, the Steptoe Valley Wildlife Management Area (WMA) was purchased by the Nevada Division of Wildlife in 1999. It’s 6,426 acres in size, consisting of about 2,423 acres of wetlands and 4,003 acres of associated uplands.

Nevada Conservation Projects

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

Great Basin - More Information

Background information on DU's Great Basin habitat conservation priority area.
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