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NAWCA Grant Supports Groundbreaking Conservation Work in Nevada

DU has received the first North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant awarded in the Lahontan Valley region of western Nevada.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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