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Second Annual Great Swamp Shoot & Conservation Program Auction Items

Auction items that will be on auction at the Dutchess County Ducks Unlimited chapter's Second Annual Great Swamp Shoot on Saturday October 4, 2014, at the Beretta Shooting Grounds at Dover Furnace in Dover Plains, New York.

NYDU 2015 Calendar Gun Raffle With Winners And Guns Listed


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Dutchess County Ducks Unlimited Second Annual Great Swamp Shoot

Live and Silent Auction items to be added soon! Check back often for updates.

NAWCA grant awarded for Iroquois NWR

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – April 29, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) was recently awarded a $62,407 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant for coastal wetlands restoration work in Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. DU and their partners will enhance 1,000 acres of forested wetland through restored hydrology and reforestation.

DU to Restore Lake Ontario Wetlands in New York

Ducks Unlimited recently began work on two wetland restoration projects along the southern shore of Lake Ontario in western New York.

DU a vital new partner in conserving New York State's Great Swamp

Theodore Roosevelt said, "Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance."

farm bill New York

SYRACUSE – Jan. 28, 2014 – After months of intense negotiations, the farm bill conference committee released their report today on the 2014 Farm Bill. The bill now heads to the House and Senate for confirmation, and Ducks Unlimited is encouraged by the report and supportive of its passage in both houses.

Betty & John O'Brien: Laying Down Roots in the North Atlantic

Betty and John O'Brien of Batavia, New York, support Ducks Unlimited's Completing the Cycle Initiative in the northeastern United States. John helped build up DU's presence in New York and he and Betty held several volunteer positions over the years. Their story appeared in the 2013 DU Annual Report.

Migration Alert: Mild Conditions Delay New York Waterfowl

New York is a point of convergence for numerous waterfowl species migrating from Quebec, Ontario and points further northeast. Therefore, when peak numbers are reported from the Empire State, it's cause to rejoice throughout the flyway. Unfortunately, that day has yet to arrive, but reports of the first geese and early migrating duck species are encouraging.

Ducks Unlimited Inc., Ducks Unlimited Canada support ecological separation of Great Lakes

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Sept. 9, 2013 - Ducks Unlimited Inc. (DUI) and Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) jointly released a statement this week on the threat to the Great Lakes presented by non-native carp. The conservation groups called on governmental and non-governmental organizations to move toward the ecological separation of the Great Lakes watershed as soon as possible, as part of a comprehensive strategy to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp and other invasive species.

Dutchess County Ducks Unlimited First Annual Great Swamp Shoot

A list of items that will be on auction at the Dutchess County Ducks Unlimited chapter's First Annual Great Swamp Shoot on September 28, 2013, in Dover Plains, New York.

Ducks Unlimited applauds improvements in Great Lakes funding

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Aug. 2, 2013 - Ducks Unlimited appreciates the passage of an amendment to provide $210 million to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) program. Previously a subcommittee had reduced funding for the successful program to $60 million.

Wetland Will Serve as Memorial to Dr. Guy Baldassarre

This fall, DU and its partners will dedicate a 90-acre restored wetland on New York's Montezuma Wetland Complex in memory of the late Dr. Guy Baldassarre. Guy's Marsh will be a lasting tribute to Dr. Baldassare, who was a distinguished teaching professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry for 25 years, where he specialized in ornithology and wildlife management.

Habitat Project Completed on Montezuma Wetland Complex

Ducks Unlimited restored 120 acres of wetlands on New York's Montezuma Wetland Complex, one of the premier waterfowl areas in the northeastern United States.

Cargill increases support for Montezuma Wetlands Complex

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – July 24, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded $40,000 of a three-year, $75,000 Global Partnership Fund grant from Cargill Inc. Project partners will use the funds to support ongoing restoration of the Montezuma Wetland Complex (MWC), Tonawanda-Iroquois-Oak Orchard Wetland Complex (TIOC), Catherine Creek Wildlife Management Area and other key wetland locations in New York.

East Hampton DU Chapter earns high honor

The East Hampton Chapter of Ducks Unlimited has been designated a 2012 New York Chapter of the Year. State Ducks Unlimited officials singled out the group based on criteria that ranged from increased membership to growth in fundraising.

Great Lakes Initiative

Protecting the pristine waters of the Great Lakes and conserving critical habitat for many species of waterfowl that utilize this vast watershed throughout their life cycle.

St. Lawrence River Chapter earns high honor

CLAYTON, N.Y. – May 8, 2013 – Just in time for spring migrating birds, the St. Lawrence River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited has been designated 2012 New York Chapter of the Year. State Ducks Unlimited officials singled out the group based on criteria that ranged from increased membership to growth in fundraising.

Keeping a Legacy Alive - Gail and Lyle Johnson

Gail Johnson speaks fondly of her husband Lyle's passion for Ducks Unlimited: "It was all about restoring a marsh. Lyle's church was the great outdoors, and as far as he was concerned, the best part of God's creation was the marshland. He looked forward to the season every year." Lyle passed away in spring 2012, but his enthusiasm remains the basis for the couple's lifelong commitment to the ducks.

Habitat impacts from Hurricane Sandy difficult to assess

The East Coast is still struggling to get basic services back in place after Hurricane Sandy battered coastal communities and affected millions of residents, but, with the help of conservation partners, Ducks Unlimited is beginning to assess the long-term impact the storm will have on waterfowl habitat.

Migration Alert: How Will Hurricane Sandy Affect Migrating Waterfowl?

Atlantic Flyway duck hunters have been praying for rain to fill drought-stricken marshes and improve habitat for migrating waterfowl. However, nobody asked for it to arrive with the speed and intensity of Hurricane Sandy.

Migration Alert: Key on Water to Find Atlantic Waterfowl

A satisfying chill swept New York and northern Pennsylvania last week, exciting duck hunters and lending a sense of urgency to early-migrating waterfowl.

Ducks Unlimited announces New York mitigation credit availability

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Oct. 11, 2012 - Ducks Unlimited has received approval to operate the New York In-Lieu Fee Program (NY-ILFP) to fulfill wetland mitigation requirements for parties authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to impact wetlands within the state of New York.

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Lake Ontario Wetland Restoration Completed

Ducks Unlimited recently completed construction work on a wetland-enhancement project on Lakeview Wildlife Management Area (WMA) along eastern Lake Ontario.

Ducks Unlimited voices support for water plan in Great Lakes

Ducks Unlimited Inc. and Ducks Unlimited Canada recently submitted a joint letter to the International Joint Commission, expressing support for what is known as "Plan 2014," a water-level-management plan designed to more closely replicate natural hydrology on the St. Lawrence River and in Lake Ontario.

Wetland Gobblers: Turkey Photo Essay

The spring transformation from waterfowl hunter to turkey hunter happens in a whirlwind of lightweight camouflage and bug spray.The tactics are significantly different, but waterfowl hunters may find themselves in familiar habitats.

New York City Chapter recognized nationally

New York – March 27, 2012 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. This past fall, the New York City made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Gennesee County chapter recognized nationally

BATAVIA, N.Y. – March 15, 2012 – The President's Top 100 is one of the most highly sought- after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States. This past fall, the Gennesee County Chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Finger Lakes chapter recognized nationally

ITHACA, N.Y. – March 15, 2012 – The President's Top 100 is one of the most highly sought- after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States. This past fall, the Finger Lakes Chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Schoharie Valley chapter recognized nationally

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. – March 15, 2012 – The President's Top 100 is one of the most highly sought- after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States. This past fall, the Schoharie Valley Chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

New York's Warder Marsh Restoration Dedicated

Ducks Unlimited recently dedicated a wetland restoration project in New York's Montezuma Wetland Complex.

New York City kicks off first of many DU 75th anniversary events

The Ducks Unlimited New York 75th anniversary event, held on Feb. 2, was the first of many celebratory anniversary events scheduled throughout the country this year.

World Wetlands Day memorandum of cooperation kicks off DU's 75th anniversary celebration in NYC

NEW YORK - Feb. 2, 2012 - Every Feb. 2, people all over the globe celebrate World Wetlands Day, commemorating the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 1971, an intergovernmental treaty signed by 161 countries that recognizes the value and splendor of our wetland resources. This year's celebration was made all the more momentous earlier today as Ducks Unlimited and Ramsar signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) in New York City.

Media Advisory: Ducks Unlimited, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands to sign memorandum of cooperation

A press event is to be held Thursday, Feb. 2, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Waldorf Astoria Basildon Room in New York City. DU CEO Dale Hall and Secretary General Anada Tiega of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands will sign a memorandum of cooperation between the organizations to commemorate their partnership, celebrate World Wetlands Day and mark the coinciding anniversaries of the organizations.

DU protects sportsmen's tax dollars to restore habitat in New York

DU signed a letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requesting the governor take steps to ensure New York remains eligible to receive federal Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson Restoration Funds.

New York: Colvin West, Northern Montezuma Wetlands Complex

The Colvin West project at Northern Montezuma Wetlands Complex was completed in 2002 and restored ia total of 65 acres of emergent marsh.

New York City Diamond Event Proud Supporters

Below are the proud supporters of the New York City DU 75th Diamond Anniversary event on February 2, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Warder Marsh dedication a success

Ducks Unlimited recently dedicated a successful wetland project at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC).

New York City 75th DU Diamond Event

Celebrate wetlands conservation where it all began—in New York City!

Waterfowl Migration Alert

DU-TV is currently filming for the 2012 season in Saskatchewan. Show host, Huntley Ritter, and DU Sr. Communications Specialist, Mike Checkett provide a glimpse of the hunting conditions they faced throughout the week.

Wells Fargo adds support to ongoing work at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

Wells Fargo is adding its support to ongoing work at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge. Ducks Unlimited received a $50,000 grant which will be used as matching funds to help purchase 575 acres and enhance an additional 571 acres of wetland/upland habitat.

Water-Control Structure Project Completed at Iroquois NWR

The Cayuga Pool, a 675-acre unit within the refuge and the site of the Hazard Campbell dedication ceremony in May, was the focus of additional DU support this year when one of the water-control structures needed to be replaced.

DU Compensating New York for Damages at Shawangunk


President's Elite Chapters Rise to the Top

Each year a select group of Ducks Unlimited chapters rises to the top of the ranks: the President's Elite chapters, which raise $100,000 or more annually for DU's habitat conservation work. This year, 43 DU chapters achieved President's Elite status.

Ducks Unlimited Names Top 100 Chapters

The Top 100 Chapters are among Ducks Unlimited's most successful chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is reserved for the top 100 chapters that raise up to $100,000 in grassroots income for DU's conservation mission.

DU Biologist to Expand New York Wetland Conservation Efforts

Ducks Unlimited Regional Biologist Sarah Fleming recently began work in New York to further DU's wetland restoration and conservation efforts in eastern Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River Valley. Fleming will be responsible for developing and implementing DU's conservation mission and goals in the state through protection, enhancement and restoration of wetlands and adjacent wetland habitat.

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Constellation Energy Teams With DU to Restore Critical New York Habitat

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Jan. 13, 2011 – Constellation Energy recently recognized Ducks Unlimited as a Signature Partner. The relationship includes a $135,000 grant for conservation efforts at Lake Shore Marshes Wildlife Management Area in Wayne and Oswego counties in New York.

A Duck's-Eye-View

Waterfowl winging their way across North America have a unique perspective that is hard to image - unless you're a small aircraft pilot. Ducks Unlimited biologists keep this perspective in mind as they plan and implement conservation projects for waterfowl, knowing that ducks, geese, and swans need a mix of habitat types in fairly close proximity to meet their biological needs.

Migration Update: Atlantic Flyway - Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic States

Bitter cold winter weather currently gripping the Atlantic Flyway has had a major impact on waterfowl movements in recent weeks. These conditions are what sea duck and diver hunters in northeastern states dream of, while waterfowlers in the Mid-Atlantic and south Atlantic states are enjoying recent influxes of waterfowl, especially dabbling ducks.

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.

Ducks Unlimited recieves funds for St. Lawrence Valley Conservation

Land adjacent to other protected areas priority Ann Arbor, Mich. – June 7, 2010 – A region of the St. Lawrence Valley will soon reap the benefits of a major conservation project executed by Ducks Unlimited.

Conservationists converge for tribute, dedication

Buffalo, N.Y. – April 29, 2010 – Conservationists from both sides of the border will converge upon the Buffalo area the weekend of May 1st. They gather to celebrate achievements and to raise funds for conservation in the United States and Canada. The gathering is a tribute to Buffalo native Hazard Campbell. Ducks Unlimited (DU) will dedicate a project and host a gala weekend in his honor.

Ducks Unlimited, partners awarded Great Lakes restoration grant

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – April 26, 2010 – Ducks Unlimited received one of the first Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants through the Sustain Our Great Lakes program this past week. DU and its partners will restore coastal streams and marshes in northern Michigan using the $783,823 grant.

Famous Buckingham gun to reside permanently at Ducks Unlimited

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - March 30, 2010 - No longer will "Bo Whoop Two," once owned by legendary outdoor writer Nash Buckingham, rest by itself on display at Ducks Unlimited's national headquarters in Memphis, Tenn. Its original counterpart, "Bo Whoop," Buckingham's prized 12-gauge HE Grade Super Fox shotgun, will be donated to DU by Hal B. Howard Jr. of Palm Beach, Fla., at DU's 73rd national convention in May in Dallas.

Ducks Unlimited urges partnership in carp solution

Conservation group releases position on invasive Asian carp WASHINGTON - Feb. 28, 2010 - This week, Ducks Unlimited released its position on the threat to the Great Lakes presented by non-native carp. DU called on both governmental and non-governmental organizations to develop an immediate short-term plan, followed by a comprehensive long-term strategy to deal with Asian carp in the Great Lakes.

President signs legislation in support of Great Lakes

ANN ARBOR, Michigan November 2, 2009 Historic legislation aimed at the restoring the Great Lakes was signed by President Obama Friday after the House and Senate approved the measure last week. According to Ducks Unlimited, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will provide $475 million for a comprehensive program to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Ducks Unlimited stands ready to turn this financial commitment into cleaner water and better habitat for waterfowl, wildlife and citizens of the Great Lakes and beyond.

Lake Erie Commission selects award recipient

Ducks Unlimited recognized as Great Lake conservation leader ANN ARBOR, Mich, September 29, 2009 - The conservation organization Ducks Unlimited received the 2009 Lake Erie Award for an outstanding organization at the fall meeting of the Lake Erie Commission in Oregon, Ohio. The award is given to an organization that made outstanding contributions to enhance Ohio’s Great Lake.

Conservationists support investment in Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich. – May 20, 2009 – Ducks, geese and swans in the Great Lakes could realize an increase in the size and quality of their habitat if President Obama’s proposed budget for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative comes to fruition. The budget for 2010 contains an additional $475 million for Great Lakes restoration and economic recovery.

NAWCA grant funds Ducks Unlimited and partners in conservation activities - NY

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – March 20, 2009 - Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to conserve wetland habitat in the Northern Montezuma Wetlands Complex in Wayne, Seneca, and Cayuga Counties of New York. Project partners will restore and enhance 571 acres of wetlands and grasslands and purchase an additional 575 acres in the project boundaries.

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.

Rare Decoys to Sell at Christie’s

NEW YORK, January 18, 2007 – Several rare waterfowl decoys are part of an auction being offered by Guyette & Schmidt and Christie’s auction house in New York City on Friday. Some of the most sought after decoys will come from the collection of Dr. Alvin Friedman-Kien. The group includes several examples from the greatest decoy makers, including Elmer Crowell and Lothrop Holmes among others.

DU and the US Fish & Wildlife Service Partner to Restore Grassland & Habitat @ Grindstone Island

Mallards, wood ducks, blue-winged teal, American black ducks and Canada geese rely upon the Lake Ontario watershed for their migrating, breeding and brood rearing habitat. This area encompasses much of the low-lying lake plain habitat of New York. The region has been designated a focus area by Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) Great Lakes / Atlantic Regional Office as they continue to conserve, restore and manage wetlands within the region. Historically, the Lake Ontario watershed was dominated by a forested ecosystem with extensive coastal marshes. Approximately 70 percent of the watershed’s wetland base has been lost, primarily to agriculture activity and urbanization. Point and non-point source pollution from agriculture and industry have seriously degraded water quality in some areas. In spite of the significant disturbance, opportunities exist to restore the lost habitat and in turn regain the benefits those wetlands provide. Three areas of concentration within the Lake Ontario focus area have been designated: The St. Lawrence River Valley, the Montezuma Wetland Complex, and the Tonawanda-Iroquois-Oak Orchard Complex.

DU & Suffolk County Parks Host Long Island Outdoor Conservation Festival

On Saturday, June 10, 2006, Ducks Unlimited, in cooperation with Suffolk County Parks, will be hosting this year’s Long Island Outdoor Conservation Festival!

Restoring Montezuma's Wetlands

In continuing their work to conserve, preserve and restore wetlands across the country, Ducks Unlimited has identified the Lake Ontario watershed, which encompasses the low-lying lake plain habitat and stretches across western, central, and northern New York, as a high priority area for work to be completed in.

481 Mitigation Project: Ontario Watershed

In continuing their work to conserve, preserve and restore wetlands, Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office has identified the Lake Ontario watershed, which encompasses the low-lying lake plain habitat and stretches across western, central, and northern New York, as a high priority area for conservation work.

New York Ducks Unlimited Hosts Annual State Convention

New York Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) state convention will be held on April 7-9. Ducks Unlimited volunteers, staff and the public will gather at the Inn at East End in Wading River, Long Island, New York to celebrate DU’s 2005 conservation and fundraising accomplishments in New York.

Ed Fiorino Deemed DU Conservationist of the Year!

During Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) annual state convention in Wading River, New York Ducks Unlimited volunteer, Ed Fiorino was honored as New York Conservationist of the Year!

Northeastern U.S. Forests

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

Upper Mississippi River

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

Mid-Atlantic Coast

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation efforts in the Mid-Atlantic Coast priority area.

U.S. Great Lakes System

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's U.S. Great Lakes System priority area.

NAWCA grant funds Ducks Unlimited and partners in

March 20, 2009 - Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to conserve wetland habitat in the Northern Montezuma Wetlands Complex in Wayne, Seneca, and Cayuga Counties of New York. Project partners will restore and enhance 571 acres of wetlands and grasslands and purchase an additional 575 acres in the project boundaries.

Where New York's Ducks Come From

The Great Lakes Region, Mid Atlantic Coast, St. Lawrence Plain and Prairie Pothole Region are important to New York waterfowl hunters. A significant amount of the mallards harvested in New York each year are produced in the St. Lawrence Plain, Great Lakes Region and Mid Atlantic Coast.

Lake Ontario Priority Area

The Lake Ontario watershed encompasses the low-lying lake plain habitat of New York and is an important breeding area for mallards, blue-winged teal, blacks ducks, and Canada geese. It encompasses the low-lying lake plain habitat of New York and historically, this area was dominated by a forested ecosystem with extensive coastal marshes.

New York Bight Priority Area

The Bight extends from Cape May, New Jersey, to Montauk Point, Long Island. This priority area encompasses the lower Hudson River watershed, coastal New Jersey, and Long Island.

New York Conservation Projects

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

New Structure at Mays Point Pool, Montezuma Refuge

Ducks Unlimited designed and oversaw the installation of a new water control structure at the Mays Point pool at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, in central New York. This pool is managed for shore birds during their fall migration.

Salt Marsh Restoration at the William Floyd Estate

Ducks Unlimited joined with US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Suffolk County Vector Control and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to restore approximately 165 acres of salt marsh at the William Floyd Estate in 2000. The Estate, located on Moriches Bay in the Town of Brookhaven on Long Island, is owned by the National Park Service and managed as part of Fire Island National Seashore.

Sod Farm Restoration at Walkill River NWR

Construction began last fall on the Liberty Marsh Restoration Project at Walkill River NWR. This project, at the former Liberty Sod Farm, includes 350 acres of wetlands in Orange County, New York, and Sussex County, New Jersey.

St. Lawrence Valley

We are fortunate in New York to be able claim the southern half of the St. Lawrence Valley (SLV) which, along with the southern Ontario portion has been referred to as the “Prairie Potholes of the Atlantic Flyway,” and not without good reason! In New York alone, surveys have shown mallard nesting densities to be highest in this region (5/km2) than any other in the Northeast.

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