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DU completes construction to help Bismarck-area shooting enthusiasts

BISMARCK, N.D. - Dec. 9, 2014 - Ducks Unlimited (DU) has completed construction on an improved shooting range at MacLean Bottoms Wildlife Management Area (WMA) south of Bismarck. In partnership with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGF), DU engineers surveyed, designed and managed construction of the shooting range in accordance with National Rifle Association guidelines.

Ducks Unlimited and Unimin Corporation complete first year of conservation partnership

Unimin Corporation and Ducks Unlimited (DU) have completed the first year of a partnership aimed at conserving habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife in Minnesota.

Montana Ducks Unlimited Hosting Moose License Auction

HELENA, Mont. – Nov. 6, 2014 – Montana Ducks Unlimited is hosting the 2015 Shiras Moose License Auction. DU recently won the right to auction off the license for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP). The live auction will take place at the Helena DU banquet Friday, March 6. Phone bidding will be available.

Michigan governor celebrates successful conservation project

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder joined Ducks Unlimited and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to celebrate the completion of projects at the Maple River State Game Area.

Now available as a free download: a "Winter Wheat Variety Selection Tool" from Ducks Unlimited

BISMARCK, ND – September 2, 2014 - The variety or hybrid selection decision is one of the most important in successfully producing any crop. Today’s top producers search for information to make science-based and data-driven decisions. Agricultural universities, private seed companies, local crop and ag improvement associations, and others are working to produce the kind of data that can be used to drive that process.

Youth waterfowl hunting trailer available free

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and Ducks Unlimited sponsor a trailer full of waterfowl hunting gear available to families with young hunters. If you are interested in taking a kid duck hunting but don’t have the gear, this is a great opportunity to use quality gear from Avery Outdoors. The North Dakota Game and Fish purchased the trailer with funds from the Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters special grant program, and Avery Outdoors donated the equipment.

Ducks Unlimited to host youth waterfowl hunting clinic Aug. 15 and 16

BISMARCK, N.D. – July 22, 2014 – Children 16 and under are invited to join Ducks Unlimited for a free youth waterfowl hunting clinic on Friday, Aug. 15, at 8:30 a.m. This is the seventh year for the event, and children who have been waterfowl hunting are encouraged to bring a friend who has not.

South Dakota resident elected to Ducks Unlimited’s national board of directors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – July 22, 2014 – Jeff Heidelbauer, of Custer, South Dakota, was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.’s national board of directors during the organization’s annual convention in St. Louis.

2014 Prairie Experience

The Prairie Experience is a unique combination of classroom and field experiences for Ducks Unlimited Major Sponsors from around the country see, touch and feel the prairies. DU recently hosted the event in some of the most exceptional duck-breeding areas on the continent near Bismarck, N.D.

Augmentation wetlands developed in Webster State Wildlife Area

One of Ducks Unlimited’s strategies for the Heartland Heritage and Habitat initiative area is to engineer wetlands to help balance the water needs of a thirsty landscape. DU recently completed five ponds on Webster State Wildlife Area near Greeley, Colo. These wetlands were developed to provide augmentation water to the South Platte River to offset water being used by a local industry. The 78 acres will also provide habitat for ducks and geese and areas for waterfowl hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.

Conservation on Montana's Fort Belknap Indian Reservation

Ducks Unlimited recently recognized the work of the Gray family for their efforts to protect some of the most beneficial wetlands on Montana’s Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Emery Gray, a tribal member, passed away just before the project was finalized. This spring, a sign was placed on the property overlooking the restored wetland complex to pay tribute to his efforts.

Casey Campbell joins DU engineering team in Nebraska

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – June 4, 2014 – Casey Campbell has joined the Great Plains Region staff in Nebraska as an engineer. Campbell will be a part of DU’s field office in Grand Island.

Waterfowl beginning to nest in the prairies

BISMARCK, N.D. – May 09, 2014 – As the breeding season for ducks in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) gets into full swing, the world will be celebrating International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on Saturday, May 10. On this anniversary of IMBD, Ducks Unlimited says wetland conditions in the continent’s best “Duck Factory” are above average this year, but without sustained efforts to conserve wetland and grassland habitat, the future may not be bright for nesting birds.

Western Nebraska chapter recognized nationally

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – April 3, 2014 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU's habitat conservation work. In 2013, the Western Nebraska chapter made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Helena chapter recognized nationally

HELENA, Mont. – April 3, 2014 – 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 Helena chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Sioux Falls chapter recognized nationally

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – April 3, 2014 – 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 Sioux Falls chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

South Johnson County chapter recognized nationally

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – April 3, 2014 – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2013, the South Johnson County chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Weld County chapter recognized nationally

GREELEY, CO – April 3, 2014 – 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 Weld County chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

The Originals chapter recognized nationally

DENVER, Colo. – April 3, 2014 – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2013, The Originals chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Fort Collins chapter recognized nationally

FT. COLLINS, Colo. – April 3, 2014 – 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 Ft. Collins chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Southwest Metro chapter recognized nationally

LITTLETON, Colo. – April 3, 2014 – 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 Southwest Metro chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Souris Valley chapter recognized nationally

MINOT, N.D. – April 3, 2014 – 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 Souris Valley chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Burt-Washington Co. chapter recognized nationally

BLAIR, Neb. – April 3, 2014 – 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 Burt-Washington Co. chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Omaha Area chapter recognized nationally

OMAHA, Neb. – April 3, 2014 – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2013, the Omaha Area chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Dickinson chapter recognized nationally

Dickinson, N.D. – April 3, 2014 – 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 Dickinson chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Northwest Kansas chapter recognized nationally

GOODLAND, Kan. – April 3, 2014 – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2013, the Northwest Kansas chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Highlands Ranch chapter recognized nationally

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – April 3, 2014 – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2013, the Highlands Ranch chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Golden chapter recognized nationally

GOLDEN, Colo. – April 3, 2014 – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2013, the Golden chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Bozeman chapter recognized nationally

BOZEMAN, Mont. – April 3, 2014 – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2013, the Bozeman chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Gillette chapter recognized nationally

GILLETTE, Wyo. – April 3, 2014 – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2013, the Gillette chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Casper chapter recognized nationally

CASPER, Wyo. – April 3, 2014 – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2013, the Casper chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Bismarck chapter recognized nationally

BISMARCK, N.D. – April 3, 2014 – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2013, the Bismarck chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Wichita chapter recognized nationally

WICHITA, Kan. – April 3, 2014 – 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 Wichita chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Seward chapter recognized nationally

SEWARD, Neb. – April 3, 2014 – 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 Seward chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Lincoln chapter recognized nationally

LINCOLN, Neb. – April 3, 2014 – 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 Lincoln chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

DU joins forces with other conservation groups for prairie conservation

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – A coalition of conservation organizations, including Ducks Unlimited, announced today the launch of a coordinated, partner-driven “Prairies Conservation Campaign” to bring public attention to the dramatic conversion of grasslands and wetlands to cropland in one of America’s last intact grassland ecosystems – the Prairie Pothole Region.

DU joins roundtable with Rep. Daines (MT) on conservation funding

Conservation and sportsmen groups met with Rep. Steve Daines (MT) today at Ducks Unlimited member Rob Hazelwood's home for a roundtable discussion.

Kansas has new Ducks Unlimited regional director

GARDNER, Kan., Jan. 7, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) has hired Chris Young as its newest Kansas regional director. The Kansas native will be working with DU volunteers in eastern Kansas to further DU’s conservation mission. Young takes over for Russ Hawley, who now works for DU in Texas.

Irby named director of operations for DU national conservation efforts

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Dec. 11, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited has named Lisa Irby the new director of operations for conservation at its Memphis-based national headquarters. Irby will focus on DU’s land programs and support national budgeting, strategy and business-planning efforts. She will also be DU’s staff representative for the North American Wetlands Conservation Council.

Ducks Unlimited mourns passing of Eli Haydel

The Ducks Unlimited family of conservationists and like-minded hunters is sad to acknowledge the death of champion caller and callmaker, Eli Haydel.

Carmen Miller is new Great Plains Region public policy director

BISMARCK, N.D. – Nov. 26, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited has chosen Carmen Miller as its new director of public policy for the Great Plains Region. In her new role, Miller will be working on federal and state policies that affect DU’s conservation work in the Great Plains. DU’s Great Plains Region is headquartered in Bismarck, and includes the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.

Dr. Johann Walker to head DU prairies program

BISMARCK, N.D. – Nov. 20, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited has named Dr. Johann Walker its director of conservation programs for North and South Dakota and Montana. Walker is recognized as one of the premier waterfowl population ecologists in the country. For the past three years, he has led the science and planning efforts for DU’s Great Plains Region by designing, collecting and analyzing the latest scientific research on waterfowl breeding ecology.

DU hires longtime LDWF biologist to oversee Louisiana conservation programs

LAFAYETTE, La. – Nov. 13, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited recently selected Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Biologist Director Mike Carloss as the new manager of conservation programs for Louisiana.

New Jersey waterfowl to benefit from major wetland grant

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Nov. 11, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a North American Wetlands Act (NAWCA) grant to fund habitat enhancement work with several partners as part of their Southeast New Jersey Coastal Program. These funds will be used to enhance nearly 1,000 acres of diverse wildlife habitat in Atlantic and Cape May counties. Partners contributed more than $2.5 million in matching funds toward the $1 million federal grant.

Grochau appointed DU chief administrative and financial officer

Ducks Unlimited (DU) announced today that Earl Grochau, former vice president and corporate controller for Gaylord Entertainment Company based in Nashville, Tenn., will be joining the organization as DU's new chief administrative and financial officer beginning in December. He will be replacing longtime DU CAO/CFO Randy Graves, who is retiring this November after serving in that capacity for 21 years.

DU Colorado hunting property up for auction

Ducks Unlimited will be selling its 819-acre Winterhaven parcel via public auction on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Restoration dedicated at Uihlein WPA

WAUKAU, Wis. – Oct. 24, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited will dedicate a 300-acre wetland restoration project on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Winnebago County’s Uihlein Waterfowl Production Area (WPA). The ceremony will take place in the south parking lot off County Highway M between Waukau and Pickett.

Platte River WMA restoration a win-win for ducks, duck hunters

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Oct. 9, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited is restoring and enhancing several tracts along the Platte River in Nebraska thanks to a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET). Partnering with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on the Platte River Wildlife Management Area Partnership grant, DU will remove invasive trees and excavate old remnant slough scars to restore hydrology and the function of wetlands and native grasslands on four wildlife management areas (WMAs).

How many ducks actually use the Platte River?

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Oct. 1, 2013 – Waterfowl hunting along the Platte River is a long and storied tradition, with some of the largest winter mallard harvests occurring on the Platte each year. Through midwinter counts, we now know that thousands of birds visit the river for short periods before continuing their journey south in the fall. Along the North Platte, certain areas over-winter mallards and geese that will not travel any farther south. When spring arrives and these birds begin their journey north to the prairie breeding grounds, they must be in top condition to ensure nest success. With Nebraska being one of the last stops before the Dakotas and Canada, it is critical to understand where, what type and how much habitat the state needs to ensure strong waterfowl populations.

Ducks Unlimited honors Virginia staff member, volunteer leader

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Aug. 21, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited recently awarded Senior Regional Director Peter Churchbourne a 2012-13 Co-Regional Director of the Year award for his outstanding efforts as a staff member in Region 7, an area that encompasses the southeastern United States.

Ducks Unlimited honors southern California staff member, volunteer leader

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Aug. 21, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited recently awarded Senior Regional Director Derek Swindall a 2012-13 Regional Director of the Year award for his outstanding efforts as a staff member in Region 1, an area that encompasses the West Coast and Alaska.

Ducks Unlimited honors Minnesota staff member, volunteer leader

MINNEAPOLIS – Aug. 23, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited recently awarded Regional Director Terry Kostinec a 2012-13 Regional Director of the Year award for his outstanding efforts as a staff member in Region 3, an area that encompasses Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Ducks, Packers spike ball for wetland wildlife

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aug. 22, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited and the Green Bay Packers hosted a gathering today at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve in Brown County. The group gathered to dedicate a wetland restoration that will provide spawning habitat for northern pike and other wetland-dependent species.

Ducks Unlimited honors North Dakota staff member, volunteer leader

BISMARCK, N.D. – Aug. 22, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited recently awarded Senior Regional Director Joe Breidenbach a 2012-13 Regional Director of the Year award for his outstanding efforts as a staff member in Region 2, an area that encompasses the American prairies and great plains.

Ducks Unlimited to host youth waterfowl hunting clinic Aug. 16 and 17

BISMARCK, N.D. – Aug. 5, 2013 – Children 16 and under are invited to join Ducks Unlimited for a free youth waterfowl hunting clinic on Friday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 a.m. This is the sixth year for the event, and children who have been waterfowl hunting are encouraged to bring a friend who has not.

North Dakota Ducks Unlimited has new regional director

BISMARCK, N.D. July 30, 2013 - Ducks Unlimited has a new regional director for North Dakota. Forrest Gross will begin managing all grass roots fundraising efforts in the state on Aug.1, working with a team of volunteer leaders to host more than 50 DU events across North Dakota.

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.

DU recognizes Colorado conservation partner

DENVER, Colo. – July 18, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited’s Colorado staff presented the 2013 Partner of the Year award to Colorado Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) and PFW State Coordinator, Bill Noonan. A celebratory luncheon was held in Denver with representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Playa Lakes Joint Venture, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Water Conservation Board and DU volunteers, including board members and the state chairman.

Maine native elected to Ducks Unlimited's national board of directors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – July 16, 2013 – James Konkel, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.'s national board of directors during the organization's annual convention held recently in Portland, Ore.

Eric Pierce cairn commemorates Montana conservationist

A ducky spring day on Montana’s prairies, near Loring, greeted the family and friends of the late Eric Pierce as they unveiled a cairn dedicated to the memory of this passionate conservationist and longtime Ducks Unlimited supporter. The tribute was the culmination of more than two years of hard work and planning by a highly motivated committee of Bozeman DU volunteers.

Minnesota native elected to Ducks Unlimited national board of directors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 24, 2013 – David Flink, of Hutchinson, Minn., was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.'s national board of directors during the organization's annual convention held recently in Portland, Ore.

Boston volunteer elected to Ducks Unlimited national board of directors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 21, 2013 – Brian Dillon of Boston, Mass., was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.'s national board of directors during the organization's annual convention held recently in Portland, Ore.

Wisconsin native elected to Ducks Unlimited national board of directors

RHINELANDER, Wis. – June 21, 2013 – "Bing" Taege, of Rhinelander, Wis., was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.'s national board of directors during the organization's annual convention held recently in Portland, Ore.

Colorado volunteer elected to Ducks Unlimited’s national board of directors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 18, 2013 – Mikkel Anderson, of Aurora, Colo., was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.’s national board of directors during the organization’s annual convention held recently in Portland, Ore.

Mississippi native elected to Ducks Unlimited national board of directors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 20, 2013 – Wendell Weakley, of Oxford, Miss., was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.'s national board of directors during the organization's annual convention held recently in Portland, Ore.

Scheels All Sports growing conservation in five states

BISMARCK, N.D. – June 12, 2013 – Scheels All Sports is investing in conservation in five of the states where its stores are located. The company has pledged a five-year major gift to Ducks Unlimited to conserve habitat in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa.

Ducks Unlimited receives $50,000 Wells Fargo grant

BISMARCK, N.D. – June 6, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited received a grant from Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today as part of a $3 million Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities grant program involving community-based nonprofits nationwide and helping support land and water conservation, energy efficiency, infrastructure and educational outreach.

Migratory Birds Respond to Malardi WMA Enhancement Project

MONTROSE, Minn. – May 29, 2013 – Days after the world celebrated International Migratory Bird Day on May 11, thousands of arctic-bound ducks and shorebirds flocked to newly exposed mudflats on Malardi Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Wright County, Minn. The WMA's 149-acre shallow lake is in the initial stages of a temporary two-year draw-down to enhance its aquatic ecology.

Ducks Unlimited initiates long-awaited coastal restoration project

Ducks Unlimited and partners recently received a North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant for coastal marsh restoration efforts in Louisiana. The nearly $1 million grant will be combined with partner contributions of more than $2 million to improve more than 16,000 acres of coastal wetlands, including a long-awaited project on Liner's Canal in Terrebonne Parish.

Ducks Unlimited to hit 195 mph thanks to Bass Pro Shops partnership

Ducks Unlimited will visit the top two NASCAR superspeedways in the coming months thanks to a new partnership with Bass Pro Shops.

Wetland conditions good for nesting migratory birds

BISMARCK, N.D. – May 10, 2013 – As the breeding season for ducks in the Prairie Pothole Region gets into full swing, the world will be celebrating International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on Saturday, May 11. As IMBD draws near, Ducks Unlimited says habitat conditions in the continent’s “Duck Factory” are above average.

Ducks Unlimited awarded $10,000 grant from Oregon Trail Community Foundation

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – April 30, 2013 –The Oregon Trail Community Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Ducks Unlimited to support acquisition of the Tottenhoff property and an associated restoration project. The Tottenhoff property comprises 256 acres along the Platte River in Scotts Bluff County, a priority area for DU because of its value to migrating waterfowl. The property has additional value because it is adjacent to an existing wildlife area, Spotted Tail Wildlife Habitat Area (WHA), which is owned and managed by the Platte River Basin Environments (PRBE).

Ducks Unlimited congratulates new Interior secretary

WASHINGTON - April 11, 2013 - Ducks Unlimited congratulates Sally Jewell, CEO of leading outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), on her confirmation as the new secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. DU looks forward to building on its relationship with the Department of Interior under Jewell's leadership, furthering the organization's conservation mission and addressing issues affecting sportsmen across America.

Ducks Unlimited receives $1 million grant for conservation work in northeastern California

Ducks Unlimited Inc. (DU) was recently awarded a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to conserve 6,460 acres of habitat in northeastern California.

DU selling Colorado property with prime hunting ground

Ducks Unlimited is selling a Colorado property with prime hunting ground through an internet auction now through April 30. The Trites Lake Parcel is approximately 160 acres and contains 30 acres of native grass and sagebrush uplands and 130 acres of seasonal wetlands.

Nebraska GPC recognized for Canadian habitat work


Illinois celebrated at national wildlife conference

ARLINGTON, Va. – April 1, 2013 – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources was celebrated at a Ducks Unlimited breakfast held at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

Wisconsin celebrated at national wildlife conference

ARLINGTON, Va. – April 1, 2013 – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was celebrated at a Ducks Unlimited breakfast held at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

Senate Agriculture Committee chair recognized with 2013 Wetland Conservation Achievement Award

WASHINGTON - March 29, 2013 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI), chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, was presented last Friday with the 2013 Wetland Conservation Achievement Award, one of Ducks Unlimited's highest honors.

Dedication planned at Hansen Waterfowl Production Area

The public is invited to the dedication of the new addition to Hansen Waterfowl Production Area at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 15. The new 320-acre tract, which includes 185 wetland acres, increases the size of Hansen WPA and allows the wetland areas to be more effectively managed for waterfowl and wildlife habitat.

Ducks Unlimited license plate legislation introduced

LANSING, Mich. – Feb. 28, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited applauds bill introductions by Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and Rep. Dale Zorn to create a DU specialty license plate, ensuring funding for conservation in Michigan. If enacted, funds generated by license plate sales will support wetland habitat conservation across the state.

American Luxury Coach unveils special-edition DU vehicles

American Luxury Coach (ALC) and Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently introduced a series of customized vehicles designed for the outdoor enthusiast. Using standard 2013 General Motors trucks and sport-utility vehicles, ALC modified and enhanced the vehicles to incorporate the DU signature logo and additional luxury features.

DU board member appointed to foundation

CHICAGO – Jan. 17, 2013 – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed Barbara Johnson to the board of directors of the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF). Johnson, also a member of Ducks Unlimited's board of directors, will serve on the volunteer committee that has raised more than $30 million for conservation in Illinois since its formation in 1994.

Montana DU supporter and TV producer is Sportsmen’s Channel’s Sportsman of the Year

Randy Newberg, host and producer of the television show On Your Own Adventure, has been named Sportsman’s Channel’s Sportsman of the Year. This award is given to a group or individual who most demonstrates giving back to the outdoor community via conservation, education, and recruitment and retention activities. The channel cited Newberg’s program creating dialog on conservation around the wolf hunt debate.

South Dakota DU honors Kurt Forman with Friend of Ducks award

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Jan. 31, 2013 – South Dakota Ducks Unlimited has named U.S. Fish and Wildlife Partners for Fish and Wildlife Project Leader Kurt Forman as its 2013 “Friend of the Ducks.” Forman was given the award at DU’s recent state convention in Watertown.

LCRA move to increase water storage capacity is good for rice, ducks

AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 16, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited strongly supports the Lower Colorado River Authority's (LCRA) decision to move forward on the development of an off-channel reservoir to provide water in the lower basin for rice farming and wetlands management. DU represents the interests of waterfowl, other wetland-dependent wildlife and waterfowl hunters with respect to Texas water issues.

DU recognizes DNR Wildlife Manager Randy Markl

LAMBERTON, Minn. – Dec. 21, 2012 – Minnesota DNR wildlife professional Randy Markl was recognized recently for his many years of dedication to wetlands and waterfowl conservation with Ducks Unlimited's 2012 Minnesota Conservation Partner of the Year award. The award was presented to Markl at a DNR southern regional wildlife staff meeting by Jon Schneider, DU manager of conservation programs for Minnesota.

Wyoming's Howard Johnson on DU national board

Ducks Unlimited has elected Howard Johnson, Riverton, to serve as an at-large member of the organization’s national board of directors. “I became a volunteer the year after my first event, because I enjoyed the event and was interested in the business of Ducks Unlimited,” Johnson said.

NOAA, Ducks Unlimited conserving America's coasts

LAFAYETTE, La. – Dec. 17, 2012 – This fall, two Gulf Coast restoration projects are being added to a three-year agreement between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Restoration Center and Ducks Unlimited. The Conserving America's Coasts partnership agreement aims to protect and restore approximately 5,000 acres of coastal habitats across the nation.

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.

DU selling three properties in Nebraska’s Rainwater Basin

Ducks Unlimited is individually selling three Rainwater Basin properties in Nebraska as part of DU’s revolving land program. The prime waterfowl habitat with grasslands and wetlands has been protected with conservation easements. The parcels will be sold during live auctions the week of December 10.

Texan named to DU board of directors

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Nov. 28, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited has elected Shawn de Cento of San Antonio, Texas, to serve as a regional vice president on the organization's national board of directors.

Kenosha supporter joins DU board of directors

KENOSHA, Wis. – Dec. 5, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited has elected Lon Knoedler of Kenosha, Wis., to serve as an at-large member of the organization's national board of directors.

Arkansas native named to DU board of directors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Nov. 28, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited has elected Vince Callahan of Proctor, Ark., to serve as an at-large member of the organization's national board of directors.

DU Partners with Montana Ranchers

Over the past two years, Ducks Unlimited has been beefing up its efforts to restore and protect valuable wetland habitat in Montana, employing two new conservation specialists to work with private landowners and other conservation partners.

Waste Management named 2012 Wings Over Wetlands winner

Ducks Unlimited and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) recognized Waste Management as the winner of the 2012 Wings Over Wetlands award today.

Outdoor Heritage Fund


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.

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.

DU reaches 500,000 Facebook fans

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Oct. 10, 2012 - The Ducks Unlimited Facebook page hit an important milestone this week as it crossed the half-million-fan mark. Over the last two years, DU has added more than 430,000 people to its fan base.

Regulations for Hunting Ducks Unlimited Properties in Colorado

Your privilege to hunt on Ducks Unlimited properties will be revoked for violation of any of the foregoing regulations. Each hunter must read, understand and agree to the laws, rules and regulations of the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife and to those established by Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and assume all liability while accessing this land.

Public hunting opportunities on DU properties in Colorado

Each hunter must read, understand and agree to the laws, rules and regulations of the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife to hunt on DU properties in Colorado. Failure to abide these regulations will result in repealing of hunting privileges on DU properties.

Regulations for Hunting Ducks Unlimited Properties in Nebraska

Your privilege to hunt on Ducks Unlimited properties will be revoked for violation of any of the foregoing regulations. Each hunter must read, understand and agree to the laws, rules and regulations of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and to those established by Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and assume all liability while accessing this land.

Public hunting opportunities on DU properties in Nebraska

Please review the rules and regulations for hunting on DU properties. Failure to abide these regulations will result in repealing of hunting privileges on DU properties. Each hunter must also read, understand and agree to the laws, rules and regulations of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to hunt on DU properties in Nebraska.

DU Volunteer Day in SD

IPSWICH, S.D. – More than 30 volunteers got the opportunity recently to band ducks at Ducks Unlimited’s Goebel Ranch in South Dakota during DU South Dakota’s fourth annual volunteer day. The volunteers helped DU staff band more than 200 ducks at different wetlands around the ranch.

Eric Pierce event raises more than $1 million for Montana conservation

Loyal Ducks Unlimited members from across the country have raised more than $1 million for conservation in the name of late Montana DU volunteer Eric Pierce. The DU Bozeman Chapter recently put on a gala to celebrate the legacy of a man known as an avid waterfowler and passionate conservationist.

Ducks Unlimited to sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Aug. 16, 2012 - Ducks Unlimited has been announced as a new sponsor of National Hunting and Fishing Day, the official federal commemoration of hunters, anglers and conservation. NHF Day 2012 is set to take place Sept. 22.

North Carolina attorney general awards grant to Ducks Unlimited

RALEIGH, N.C. – July 30, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the North Carolina Attorney General's Office for wetlands restoration on Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land in Wake, Durham and Granville counties.

Mississippi Ducks Unlimited recognized nationally

RIDGELAND, Miss. – July 23, 2012 – Mississippi Ducks Unlimited State Chairman Keith Hancock of Brooksville was recognized as the number-one state chairman in the nation at DU's 75th Anniversary National Convention in Nashville, Tenn., in May.

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission awards Ducks Unlimited $1 million

BATON ROUGE, La. – July 9, 2012 – In a July 2 meeting, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission awarded Ducks Unlimited 100 percent of the available State Grants Program funding for the next three years.

Habitat conservation priority for healthy bird populations in Canada

The North American Bird Conservation Initiative in Canada (NABCI-Canada), a collaborative group made up of federal, territorial and provincial governments, conservation non-government organizations (NGOs), and private sector organizations, released The State of Canada's Birds, a new national report that draws on 40 years of data to explore the current health of Canada's birds.

Double up for the ducks on the federal duck stamp's first day of sale

The Federal Duck Stamp "First Day of Sale" will be celebrated on Friday, June 29 and Ducks Unlimited encourages supporters to "Double Up for the Ducks" when purchasing their 2012 stamps.

Ducks Unlimited invited to speak to LCRA board

RICHMOND, Texas – June 19, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited was invited by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) to their June 19 Water Operations Committee meeting to discuss waterfowl habitat impacts from this year's rice water curtailment and ways to collaboratively provide waterfowl habitat in the future.

MetLife Auto & Home Insurance now available to DU members

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - June 12, 2012 - MetLife, the largest U.S. life insurer and leading provider of group benefits, announced yesterday that members of Ducks Unlimited, the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, now have access to special group discounts on auto, home and other property and liability insurance from MetLife Auto & Home and other national insurance companies through a new program designed just for DU members.

Ducks Unlimited appreciates introduction of sportsmen's legislation

WASHINGTON - June 8, 2012 - Ducks Unlimited appreciates the recent introduction to the Senate of a package of bills on behalf of sportsmen and women. The Sportsmen's Act of 2012 was offered by Sens. Jon Tester (Montana) and John Thune (South Dakota), proposing improved public access, sustainable habitat for fish and wildlife and increased funding for natural resource conservation. The collection of bills is being presented as an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill.

Gulf Coast sportsmen urge passage of transportation bill with Land and Water Conservation Fund and RESTORE Act funding

BATON ROUGE, La. - June 6, 2012 - Key sportsmen's groups in the Gulf Coast region called on Congress today to maintain provisions for funding land conservation and Gulf Coast restoration in their negotiations on a final transportation authorization bill.

Media Advisory: Gulf Coast Sportsmen's groups to discuss conservation in Transportation Bill

Gulf Coast Sportsmen's groups will discuss land and water conservation and gulf restoration in the Transportation Bill during a press teleconference scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. (CDT).

Interior Secretary renews commitment to waterfowl conservation at 75th DU National Convention

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - June 1, 2012 - Yesterday at the 75th Anniversary Ducks Unlimited National Convention, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar signed the 2012 Revision of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP), reaffirming the country's commitment to one of the largest and most successful continent-wide conservation initiatives ever undertaken.

Discover and Ducks Unlimited Announce New Affinity Card

Riverwoods, IL, May 30, 2012 – Discover and Ducks Unlimited today announced during the 75th Annual Ducks Unlimited convention the launch of an affinity credit card designed to offer U.S. members of Ducks Unlimited rewarding Discover card benefits. With this announcement, Discover is now the official credit card of Ducks Unlimited.

Ducks to invade Music City this week for 75th anniversary celebration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - May 30, 2012 - If you hear duck calls in the distance this week, look no further than the 75th Ducks Unlimited National Convention, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center from May 30 to June 3.

DU hosts family event at Nebraska’s Verona Complex

Ducks Unlimited is hosting a day of fun and learning for youth and adults at the Verona Complex Open House on June 9. Visitors can hear about waterfowl habitat management, dig in the mud for duck food, ride in the "Big Red" tractor, hunt for hidden items with Global Positioning System (GPS) units and test their shooting skills, among other activities.

Transportation Bill Land and Water Conservation Funding Provisions Important to Sportsmen

Pierre, SD — May 24, 2012 — Leaders representing sportsmen's interests, including Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, a South Dakota farmer/rancher, and the former Secretary of South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, joined today to call on Congress to maintain funding for land and water conservation programs as they debate a final transportation authorization bill.

Media Advisory: Interior Secretary Salazar to approve NAWMP revision, hold "Town Hall" meeting during DU National Convention in Nashville

Secretary Salazar will sign the 2012 Revision of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP), reaffirming his commitment to one of the largest and most successful continental conservation initiatives ever undertaken. The secretary will hold a "Town Hall" meeting after the signing ceremony.

Media Advisory: Sportsmen's groups urge keeping land and water conservation funding in transportation bill

The teleconference will give reporters a chance to hear about the opportunity to secure additional funding for habitat conservation and outdoor recreation access, and will provide an example of the areas that would benefit from funding.

North Carolina DU announces First Annual Carver/Decoy of the Year Championship

Event to be held at NCDU State Convention on Aug. 18, 2012

DU applauds 2012 Farm Bill committee passage

WASHINGTON - April 26, 2012 - Ducks Unlimited announced its support and appreciation of the Senate Agricultural Committee today as it passed the 2012 Farm Bill out of committee.

Ohio congressional support grows for NAWCA

DU thanks Rep. Bob Latta for cosponsoring H.R. 1960, the house bill to extend the authorization of appropriations for allocation to carry out approved wetlands conservation projects under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2017.

DU recognizes Senate agricultural committee's progress on 2012 Farm Bill

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – April 23, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited compliments the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and its chairwoman, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, on the April 20 introduction of the 2012 Farm Bill in the Senate.

Arkansas senators recognize DU's 75 years of conservation success

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - April 20, 2012 - Arkansas Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Mississippi Sens. Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran, have issued a Senate resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of Ducks Unlimited and lauding the organization's history of conservation success in the state and across North America. The resolution was passed on Thursday.

North Carolina DU announces First Annual Artist/Print of the Year Contest

NCDU invites the public to participate in the First Annual North Carolina Ducks Unlimited "Artist of the Year/Print of the Year" Contest, which will be held at the North Carolina State Convention on August 18, 2012, in Wilmington, NC.

Firearms Industry Contributes Second Grant Installment to Supplement NAWCA

National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the industry's trade association, have donated $150,000 to supplement congressional funding of the North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA), a grant program providing federal cost-share funding to support the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. This year's payment of $150,000 is the second part of an NSSF five-year initiative that will total $750,000 to support wetlands conservation.

Media Advisory: Sportsmen to attend NAWCA breakfast briefing

Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are hosting a breakfast briefing on the reauthorization and appropriations of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act on April 17, 2012, at Rayburn HOB 2360.

Harder Lake WPA enhancement project complete

WINDOM, Minn. – April 10, 2012 – As migrating waterfowl pass through Minnesota's Harder Lake Waterfowl Production Area (WPA), they are finding abundant resources on the way to the breeding grounds. Thanks to enhancement efforts by Ducks Unlimited, the WPA has a new water-control structure and fish barrier to help improve the habitat conditions, which were in poor shape for waterfowl and other wetland dependent wildlife.

DU receives Louisiana land conservation organization designation

LAFAYETTE, La. - March 29, 2012 - Ducks Unlimited and its landholding foundation, Wetlands America Trust (WAT), were jointly certified as a land conservation organization by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) this week. Only five other organizations have been granted this certification, and DU is the only one also accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission (2011).

Colorado Springs Chapter recognized nationally

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – March 27, 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. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees, DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America's wetlands. This past fall, the Colorado Springs chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Golden chapter recognized nationally

GOLDEN, Colo. – March 27, 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. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees, DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America's wetlands. This past fall, the Golden chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Highlands Ranch chapter recognized nationally

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – March 27, 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. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees, DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America’s wetlands. This past fall, the Highlands Ranch chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Federal City chapter recognized nationally

DISTRICT of COLUMBIA – 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 Federal City Chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Eight Texas DU chapters earn place in President's Elite

RICHMOND, Texas – March 16, 2012 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU's habitat conservation work. This past fall, 8 local chapters from Texas – more than any other state – made the President's Elite list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Governor signs gaming legislation

Waterfowl and other wildlife will be the ultimate beneficiaries of legislation signed by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels last Friday.

Wetlands conservation leader marks World Water Day

BISMARCK, N.D. – March 22, 2012 – As the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, Ducks Unlimited is drawing attention to this month’s milestone 9th Annual World Water Day. World Water Day is held annually on March 22 to focus attention on the importance of fresh water and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s theme is Water and Food Security.

Wetlands conservation leader marks World Water Day

RIDGELAND, Miss. – March 19, 2012 – As the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, Ducks Unlimited is drawing attention to this month's milestone 9th Annual World Water Day.

Wetlands conservation leader marks World Water Day

LAFAYETTE, La. – March 19, 2012 – As the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, Ducks Unlimited is drawing attention to this month's milestone 9th Annual World Water Day.

Wetlands conservation leader marks World Water Day

RICMOND, Texas – March 19, 2012 – As the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, Ducks Unlimited is drawing attention to this month's milestone 9th Annual World Water Day.

Greater Redding chapter recognized nationally

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

Elko chapter recognized nationally

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

Antelope Valley chapter recognized nationally


Anchorage Fall chapter recognized nationally


NAWCA grant funds critical land protection in coastal west Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – March 12, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to conserve wetland habitat in western Michigan. Project partners will protect a minimum of 1,687 acres of wetlands and grasslands in twelve counties. Efforts will also result in the restoration of 300 acres of wetlands and 100 acres of associated warm-season grasslands.

Senate vote advances historic conservation funding for Gulf Coast, other key waterfowl habitats

WASHINGTON - March 9, 2012 - After months working side by side with legislators, Ducks Unlimited applauded the Senate's passage of an amendment that could impact not only restoration efforts along the oil-spill-stricken Gulf Coast, but also expand funding for land conservation nationwide.

Media Advisory: Oil and water in a vanishing paradise

MEDIA ADVISORY: Please join us at a briefing event next week to learn about ongoing conservation efforts and Congress's role in them, and have your questions answered by experts from the Gulf Coast region.

Ducks and rice come together on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON – Feb. 23, 2012 – The USA Rice Federation and Ducks Unlimited hosted a joint congressional luncheon to raise awareness of the importance of flooded rice fields to the nation's wintering and migrating waterfowl. Members of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and their staffs attended the first-of-its-kind luncheon last week.

Go-Devil Manufacturers donates special boat to Louisiana Ducks Unlimited

LAFAYETTE, La. – Feb. 21, 2012 – Louisiana Ducks Unlimited is introducing a new raffle at all of its events in 2012. Warren Coco of Go-Devil Manufacturers donated an 18-foot aluminum boat with trailer and a 35-hp surface drive for fundraising use. This unit was selected specifically for Louisiana Ducks Unlimited with the serial number of 25000.

Gillette chapter 2012 event success

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Feb. 15, 2012 – The Gillette chapter of Ducks Unlimited is gearing up for another record-setting event on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Cam-Plex (1635 Reata Drive). The chances to win prizes are endless, with several raffles including a 75-gun, gun board raffle and 10-gun raffle for ladies only.

Ducks Unlimited mourns loss of longtime leader Dale Whitesell

It is with great sorrow that the Ducks Unlimited family marks the passing of former DU Executive Vice President Dale Whitesell on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the age of 86.

S.C. Gov. Haley proclaims Jan. 29 Ducks Unlimited Day

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed Jan. 29, 2012, as Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary Day throughout the Palmetto State. She encouraged all South Carolinians to recognize and honor the organization for its outstanding leadership and significant achievement in restoring vital habitats in South Carolina and throughout North America, and for its work as a visionary pioneer in the world of conservation.

DU celebrates 75 years, 12 million acres of wetlands conservation

DANVILLE, Calif. – Feb.6, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited is inviting the public to celebrate its 75th anniversary at a grand gala at the renowned Blackhawk Auto Museum on Thursday, March 1. Upscale business attire is requested for the event which begins at 5:30 p.m.

President Obama recognizes 75th anniversary milestone for Ducks Unlimited

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jan. 30, 2012 - Just in time for Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary on Sunday, President Barack Obama issued a special message to DU and its supporters.

Ducks Unlimited celebrates 75 years of conservation success

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jan. 26, 2012 - This Sunday, Jan. 29, marks Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary. Started by four sportsmen on a mission to save North America's waterfowl populations - and the continent's strong waterfowling traditions - DU's humble beginnings came during the Great Depression and one of the worst droughts in history, far from ideal circumstances.

U.S. House passes legislation to make federal duck stamps easier to obtain

WASHINGTON - Jan. 26, 2012 - The U.S. House of Representatives' Jan. 23 vote on bill H.R. 3117 could mean permanent easy access for hunters looking to buy their federal duck stamps online. The e-Duck Stamp program, started four years ago on a trial basis, allows hunters 16 and older to purchase temporary duck stamps online until their physical stamps arrive in the mail.

Sunday is Ducks Unlimited Day in Minnesota

Sunday, Jan. 29, is Ducks Unlimited Day in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton recently signed a proclamation honoring the conservation organization for its 75th anniversary.

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.

Special DU 75th Anniversary Episode of BirdNote

On Friday, Jan. 27, tune in to the national radio program BirdNote for a special tribute episode in honor of Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary.

DU's 19th Annual Wolf River Sponsor Dinner welcomes Memphis luminaries, celebrates 75 years of conservation success

Special events are scheduled nationwide to mark Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary, and DU's hometown of Memphis, Tenn., is no exception. On Friday, Feb. 10, DU will welcome many of the city's most influential figures and local corporate sponsors to its 19th Annual Wolf River Sponsor Dinner at the organization's headquarters.

With NAWCA funding approved at $35.5M, DU turns focus to reauthorization

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Dec. 21, 2011 - Ducks and other wetland-dependent wildlife will benefit from last week's congressional approval of a $35.5 million budget for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) program for FY 2012. While significantly less than what the administration recommended months ago, this number is much improved from an initial $20 million figure proposed by the U.S. House of Representatives in the spring, largely through the work of Ducks Unlimited, its supporters and other conservation organizations.

Ducks Unlimited board member, volunteer Bill D’Alonzo nominated for 2012 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year

Bill D’Alonzo of Greenville, Del., has been named a finalist for the 2012 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year. The annual Budweiser Conservationist of the Year program recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the outdoors and conservation.

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.

DU urges Congress to protect vital waterfowl habitat in Great Lakes region

DU released a letter recently urging Congress—particularly members of the Great Lakes states' delegations—to take immediate action to prevent invasive Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.

Lake Miccosukee project celebrated

DU and partners from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and Jefferson County recently gathered to install a new sign and rededicate a wetlands enhancement project at Lake Miccosukee in celebration of DU's 75th anniversary.

DU adds to engineering staff in Iowa

Ducks Unlimited has hired engineer Rick Verchota to assist with DU's efforts in Iowa and surrounding states.

Ducks Unlimited Wisconsin chapter honored with wetlands award

DU's Wisconsin chapter was recently honored with other individuals and groups from around the state at Wisconsin Wetlands Association's 2011 Annual Membership Meeting and Wetlands Awards Ceremony.

Marathon Petroleum Company named 2011 Wings Over Wetlands winner

Ducks Unlimited and the Wildlife Habitat Council recognized Marathon Petroleum Company LP as the winner of the 2011 Wings Over Wetlands award.

DU praises congressional vote to honor Sam Hamilton with renamed Mississippi wildlife refuge

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Nov. 15, 2011 - This week, Congress renewed the celebration of the life and legacy of late U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam Hamilton with a vote to rename Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge near Starkville, Miss., as the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee NWR. The renamed refuge would honor the Mississippi native’s lifelong dedication to conservation.

Warder Marsh dedication a success

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

Drew County wetland restoration project completed

Just in time for waterfowl season, Ducks Unlimited and its partners recently completed a wetlands restoration project on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Cut-Off Creek Wildlife Management Area.

Congressman Mike Simpson and Ducks Unlimited meet on common ground

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Nov. 10, 2011 - Congressman Mike Simpson of Idaho got a firsthand look today at how a partnership of private and federal funding benefits wetlands conservation during a guided tour of the Chester Wetlands Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near St. Anthony, Idaho.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supports Ducks Unlimited, partners in Sheboygan Marsh conservation activities

Ducks Unlimited has received a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant to conduct a feasibility analysis of the Sheboygan Marsh dam in northwestern Sheboygan County near Elkhart Lake, Wis.

First Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project completed at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

Stakeholders in the Saginaw Bay watershed are seeing positive environmental impacts this fall thanks to work completed by Ducks Unlimited and others.

Dakota Grassland Conservation Area now a national conservation priority

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has released his final 50-State America's Great Outdoors Report, which highlights the Dakota Grassland Conservation Area as one of the country's 100 most promising outdoor projects.

$1.2 Million Coastal Restoration Project Dedicated to Louisiana Conservationists

Representatives of Ducks Unlimited and several partner organizations gathered today at Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area to celebrate the completion of a $1.2 million coastal restoration project in southeast Louisiana and to dedicate it to Ron and Jackie Bartels of Schriever.

DU CEO Dale Hall discusses economic benefits during media forum

Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall participated in a media forum at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to discuss the major impact conservation has on America's legacy, economy and people.

MEDIA ALERT: New Conservation Coalition Leaders Address Report and Funding Issues in Congress

MEDIA ALERT: Theodore Roosevelt IV and CEO's of The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, Wilderness Society, National Trust for Historic Preservation and Other Leaders of Massive New Conservation Coalition Address New Economic Report and Immediate Conservation Funding Crossroads in Congress

DU testifies before Congress in support of a more efficient federal duck stamp

Ducks Unlimited voiced its support of legislation that would make the federal duck stamp more readily available to the general public during testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs.

DU Chairman Joins U.S. Secretary of the Interior and USFWS Director to Commemorate New National Wildlife Refuges

DU Chairman of the Board John Pope joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and USFWS Director Dan Ashe last week to install four new planks on the boardwalk at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ducks Unlimited to testify before House Natural Resources Subcommittee

Ducks Unlimited Director of Governmental Affairs Scott Sutherland will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs to discuss H.R. 3117, the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2011.

Ducks Unlimited releases mobile apps

Ducks Unlimited released multiple iPhone and Android apps this fall, providing DU supporters with new tools for waterfowling and conservation. DU has two Android apps and three iPhone apps available, which include conservation news, event listings, migration reports, sunrise and sunset calculator and a waterfowler's journal.

Senate Appropriations Committee unveils funding proposals for NAWCA and other key conservation programs

The Senate Committee on Appropriations recently announced its fiscal year 2012 funding recommendations for the U.S. Department of the Interior. The committee has recommended a $35.5 million funding level for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act.

New Report Shows U.S. Wetland Losses Accelerating

Ducks Unlimited scientists have completed an analysis of a recent federal report on the status of America's wetlands. The report, issued periodically by the U.S. Department of the Interior, indicates gains in some wetland types and disturbing declines in others that provide important habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife. Overall, the study shows a negative trend with the rate of wetland loss accelerating in recent years.

Public hunting on DU lands in South Dakota

Several Ducks Unlimited-owned properties in South Dakota are open to public hunting during the season.

Six NAWCA projects approved in Great Plains Region

The Migratory Bird Conservation Council has approved six conservation projects that will positively impact waterfowl habitat in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. If funded and completed, these projects will conserve more than 47,000 acres. Dollars for these projects will come from North American Wetland Conservation Act grants and matching funds provided by non-federal partners.

Ducks Unlimited concerned about drought impacts to waterfowl, rice

River authorities throughout the state, including the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), are struggling to balance the limited supply of water with the needs of various user groups, including agricultural, municipal, industrial, and wildlife management interests.

DU touts benefits of proposed habitat project in Minnesota

Ducks Unlimited Director of Public Policy Barton James testified in support of a Minnesota project that aims to enhance 5,000 acres of habitat and expand sportsmen's access.

Whiting Petroleum fuels conservation work in North Dakota

Whiting Petroleum Corporation recently contributed $100,000 to Ducks Unlimited for specific conservation action on the western edge of North Dakota's Prairie Pothole Region.

Ducks Unlimited Thanks Sportsmen on National Hunting and Fishing Day's 40th Anniversary

Tomorrow marks the 40th Anniversary of National Hunting and Fishing Day, a day to recognize sportsmen and women for their contributions to conservation. Ducks Unlimited, which was founded by hunters in 1937, is encouraging sportsmen everywhere to celebrate the day and take pride in their achievements for conservation.

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.

NAWCA Grants Hanging in the Budget Balance

Wetland conservation grants approved, but will there be funding?

Senate Committee considers bill that could have major impact on waterfowl habitat in the Gulf

Since the Gulf Coast spill occurred, Ducks Unlimited has been urging Congress to support legislation that ensures penalties paid by the parties responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill under the Clean Water Act are directed back to the Gulf Coast region. Today, the Senate will move one step closer towards this goal when the Committee of Environment and Public Works considers the RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act of 2011.

Ducks Unlimited Director Receives National Award

Rebecca Humphries, Ducks Unlimited's Director of Operations for the Great Lakes and Atlantic region, is the 2011 recipient of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' Seth Gordon Award.

Northwest Arkansas Rallying for Waterfowl

Ducks Unlimited events in northwest Arkansas provide substantial support for wetlands conservation.

Latest NAWCA grants awarded

The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission recently awarded 21 grants to conservation projects that will help conserve vital waterfowl habitat across the nation. The grants are being awarded through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), which is a cost-effective, bipartisan, match-based program that raises an average of 3.2 non-federal dollars for every federal dollar invested.

DU encourages waterfowl enthusiasts to "Double Up" for the ducks

Ducks Unlimited is asking duck hunters and other waterfowl enthusiasts to "double up for the ducks" by purchasing two federal duck stamps this year.

Sportsmen must speak up to make the Dakota Grassland Conservation Area a reality

DU is pleased with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's recent decision to formally establish the Dakota Grassland Conservation Area. However, if this jewel for America's wildlife is to be protected, sportsmen will need to tell Congress of its significance.

Time to break the "green bridge" for a healthy winter wheat crop

Producers who plan to plant a winter wheat crop this fall need to break the "green bridge" now to stave off the Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus disease.

Ducks Unlimited launches online resource for waterfowlers

Ducks Unlimited has launched waterfowl360.com, a comprehensive web-based resource for waterfowl hunters. This online destination provides hunters with a wealth of information and videos as well as an upgraded migration map featuring a weather component and waterfowl reports from across the country.

DU Acquires Prime Breeding Ground Habitat in Montana

As part of ongoing efforts to conserve intact prairie pothole habitat, Ducks Unlimited and its foundation, Wetlands America Trust, recently acquired a 2,158-acre complex of grassland and wetland habitat in north-central Montana's "Hi-Line."

Pelican Lake Shoreline Protected with Legacy Amendment Acquisition

Ducks Unlimited has added 60 acres and 3,000 feet of shoreline to the Pelican Lake Waterfowl Production Area with the first land DU purchased using dollars from the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Fund. DU and its partners recently dedicated the property, which DU will later this year donate to the US Fish and Wildlife Service for long-term management as a waterfowl production area.

Minnesota Congressional Representatives Meet with National Ducks Unlimited Leaders

Ducks Unlimited recently held its Conservation Programs Committee (CPC) meeting in Bloomington, Minn. to discuss DU's conservation projects and initiatives.

Storms Make for Smaller, Later Wild Rice Harvest for Ducks and People


Pelican Lake WPA Dedication

Ducks Unlimited will this Saturday dedicate the 60-acre Pelican Lake Waterfowl Production Area and donate the property to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

DU Says DNR Realty Specialist went "Beyond the Call" of Duty

Ducks Unlimited recently recognized Benjamin J. Schaefer, realty specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Lands and Minerals, with a "Beyond the Call" award.

Harris Joins SCDU as Regional Director

Justin Harris, who spent three years in New York with Ducks Unlimited, has been named the Regional Director (RD) for the Western Region of South Carolina.

DU holds recognition events for Berg family

Ducks Unlimited is honoring the Berg family for significant accomplishments as DU volunteers. Bob and Rosemary Berg, Longville, and Rick and Pam Berg, Watertown, S.D., have played very active roles for DU locally and nationally for more than 35 years.

Ducks Unlimited Receives $1.5 Million for Shiawassee

Funding received for restoration work in Saginaw Bay Watershed

Ducks Unlimited, Partners Receive Funds for Pennsylvania Conservation

Grant conserves wetlands, supports fight against invasive species

Gov. Mike Beebe Names Steve Cook to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Governor Mike Beebe has named Steve Cook of Malvern as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Nestlé Waters North America Continues Commitment to Wetlands Conservation

#1 Bottled Water Company in the U.S. Contributes $250,000 to Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited Thanks Governor Kasich for Veto

Gubernatorial action will protect resources for hunters, anglers

Louisiana Has Record Waterfowl Harvest

Abundant Harvest Emphasizes Importance of Louisiana to Waterfowl

DU Lauds Senate Effort to Restore Gulf Coast After Spill

DU commended a group of U.S. Senators from Gulf Coast states as they introduced legislation that supports ensuring penalties paid by BP under the Clean Water Act are directed back to the Gulf Coast region.

DU and Partners Awarded Second NAWCA Grant

Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a second North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to conserve wetland habitat at Meadow Valley Wildlife Area, directly adjacent to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin.

Ducks Unlimited Applauds Senate Confirmation of Dan Ashe as Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Senate Thursday evening confirmed Daniel Ashe as the 16th Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Ashe, a career employee of the agency, will assume his duties immediately.

Ducks Unlimited saddened by the loss of USFWS biologist/pilot

Today, the tragic loss of FWS pilot Thom Lewis during a training exercise in Florida reminds everyone of the dangers involved in not only collecting this data, but the training required to perform these duties.

As Budget Talks Continue, the Future Remains Uncertain for Waterfowl

Two Meetings, One Day, Big Decisions for Proven Habitat Program

DU CEO joins America's WETLAND Foundation Board of Directors

In a recent announcement from America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF), H. Dale Hall, Ducks Unlimited CEO, was named to the AWF Board of Directors. Hall will assist with the organization's decision making process as AWF works throughout Louisiana.

Ducks Unlimited partners with VDGIF and provides outdoor recreation opportunites

Ducks Unlimited recently partnered with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and others to purchase a 2,542 acre Wildlife Management Area in Caroline County, Virginia.

Senator Addresses Ducks Unlimited State Convention

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow addressed the Michigan Ducks Unlimited State Convention in Muskegon

DU Receives Carbon Grant

Ducks Unlimited is working with cattle producers to protect grassland-nesting habitat, thanks to a grant that will increase national recognition for the carbon storage benefit of native prairie grasslands

DU and NWF take Sportsmen to Meet with Nation’s Leaders

Sportsmen have been calling for coastal marshlands and wetlands to be restored since last year’s oil spill, and to pay for the restoration efforts by ensuring penalties paid by BP under the Clean Water Act be directed back to the Gulf Coast region.

Meadow Valley Flowage Dedicated

Supporters of wetland conservation gathered recently to celebrate the 600-acre Meadow Valley Flowage wetland enhancement project in Juneau County, Wisconsin. Among those assembled were several DU major sponsors and volunteers, project partners, federal representatives and family and friends.

Huntley Ritter New DU-TV Show Host

Ducks Unlimited Television has had some exceptional hosts throughout the years; now Huntley Ritter joins that list

Sen. Stabenow's Efforts in Great Lakes Will Aid Areas Critical to Waterfowl Migration

Ducks Unlimited expressed appreciation for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow's (MI) Great Lakes conservation effort directed towards Saginaw Bay and the basin of western Lake Erie. The senator is chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

Ducks Unlimited, Partners Secure $1-million Grant for Iowa Portion of Prairie Pothole Region

Ducks Unlimited received a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant for projects in Iowa last week. NAWCA is a federal matching grants program that provides funding for wetland and migratory bird habitat conservation work across North America.

New Study confirms Significant Land Loss Along Louisiana Coast

Coastal Louisiana has lost more than 1.2 million acres in the past 78 years, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center. The study analyzed wetland changes from 1932 to 2010 and provides a more accurate picture than previously available.

Ducks Unlimited Donates Mississippi River Property to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Ducks Unlimited donated 318 acres at Rockwood Island to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for inclusion into the recently established Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).

John Newman Elected 41st Ducks Unlimited President at National Convention

Ducks Unlimited welcomed longtime volunteer and Louisiana resident John Newman as its 41st president at DU's national convention in Québec City, Canada, last week. Newman succeeds John Pope, who now serves as chairman of the board.

NRCS and DU Launch $1.5-million Wetland Conservation Partnership in Iowa

The Natural Resources Conservation Service and Ducks Unlimited signed a $1.5 million cooperative agreement recently to coordinate and deliver the Wetlands Reserve Program in Iowa. WRP is a voluntary incentive-based program that provides financial and technical assistance to landowners to restore wetlands and associated uplands on their property.

Shell Oil Company Contributes Half-Million to Gulf Coast Restoration

Shell Oil Company recently donated $250,000 to Ducks Unlimited, reaching the half-million dollar mark in their support of DU's ongoing efforts to protect and restore rapidly disappearing coastal wetland habitats in Louisiana.

Ducks Unlimited Lauds Federal Legislation to Protect North Fork Habitat in Montana


Ducks Unlimited Recognized for Role in Acquisition, Donation

The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission recently recognized Ducks Unlimited for its commitment to protect natural resources in Oakland County. The recognition took place during a commission meeting at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg.

Salazar: Sportsmen Must Speak Up or Resource Will Suffer

Funding of critical land conservation efforts, including the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, is in jeopardy and a variety of public land supporters must get involved to help prevent major reductions on these initiatives, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar told Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall and several other DU leaders this week.

Ducks Unlimited Receives Highest Honor from USDA-NRCS

Ducks Unlimited has been awarded the Natural Resources Conservation Service's highest conservation honor for its exceptional work with the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative. The initiative was created after last year's oil spill as a means to provide alternative habitat and foraging areas for waterfowl and other wetland-dependent wildlife.

DU Leaders Visit Capitol Hill, Discuss Waterfowl Initiatives with Nation's Top Policymakers

Ducks Unlimited leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to discuss the critical role wetlands conservation programs play across the nation.

Ducks Unlimited to Sportsmen: Ask Congress to Direct Oil Spill Fines Back to Gulf Coast Restoration

During a national sportsmen’s teleconference that drew more than 5,000 listeners, DU CEO Dale Hall and National Wildlife Federation CEO Larry Schweiger urged sportsmen to ask Congress to support legislation that ensures penalties paid by BP under the Clean Water Act be directed back to the Gulf Coast region.

Media Advisory for Monday, April 18, 2011

Concerned hunters and anglers join to discuss the Gulf oil spill's ongoing effects on coastal Louisiana's wildlife and habitats on a tele-town hall with Larry Schweiger of the National Wildlife Federation and Dale Hall, CEO of DU.

Latest NAWCA Grant Leverages Funds, Triples Dollars Spent in SE Wisconsin

Funding received for wetland conservation, restoration work in Southeast Wisconsin

Court Rules in Favor of Ducks Unlimited's Efforts to Protect Hunting on Public Lands

Ducks Unlimited and waterfowl hunters across the nation are celebrating today's federal district court ruling that supports the opening of waterfowl hunting on a number of public lands. Today's ruling from the Northern Federal Court District of Ohio will help ensure that our country's waterfowl hunting heritage will be protected.

Congress Restores Partial Funding to NAWCA for FY 2011

After facing elimination of funding in the House-passed version of the current year's legislation to pay for the federal government, the North American Wetlands Conservation Act is poised to receive $37.5 million in funding for the remainder of the current fiscal year.

DU's Colorado Land Protection Program Receives State and National Accreditation

Securing a permanent easement on a property can involve a cumbersome process. Ducks Unlimited's Colorado land program now has a new designation that should reassure easement owners. The Colorado Division of Real Estate has certified that Ducks Unlimited and its affiliated land trust, Wetlands America Trust, can accept conservation easements where the landowner will be claiming a state tax credit.

Flint Hills Resources Donates $65,000 to Protect Waterfowl Habitat

Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery recently gave a $65,000 grant to Ducks Unlimited to help protect and restore the habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife in Minnesota.

SLV Enhanced Habitat Ready for Ducks and Outdoor Recreation

Colorado waterfowlers and other outdoor recreationists will enjoy newly-restored habitat Ducks Unlimited recently completed in the San Luis Valley. DU has enhanced more than 2,000 acres of breeding waterfowl habitat on two national wildlife refuges in the SLV.

11,000 Acres of Critical Habitat Protected in IL, MO

In just over three years, Ducks Unlimited and an impressive suite of partners permanently protected 11,135 acres of critical wildlife habitat in Illinois and Missouri with the support of a $2.5-million grant from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation using funds provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Wetlands for Kids Day a Record Success

The Missouri Department of Conservation and Ducks Unlimited hosted the 13th Annual Wetlands for Kids Day event at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area on Saturday April 2. More than 4,500 attendees came out to enjoy the beautiful day and learn more about wildlife and wetlands.

Twenty-three Texas Ducks Unlimited Chapters Grab National Recognition

Texas Ducks Unlimited volunteers are known for leading the charge for wetlands conservation, and this year 23 DU chapters in Texas rank among the most successful chapters in the nation.

Winter Wheat Option for Grain Growers Facing Wheat Midge Outbreaks this Season

North Dakota State University crop protection specialist Dan Waldstein warns of the potential wheat midge infestation for many counties in North Dakota during the 2011 growing season. For producers facing wheat midge problems this year, planting winter wheat for the 2012 season is an option worth considering.

DU Recognizes Minn. USFWS Manager for Wetland Conservation

Ducks Unlimited honored a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service district manager from Minnesota with a Wetland Conservation Achievement Award for his exceptional, long-term contributions to wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Kevin Brennan’s leadership during his 24 years as manager of the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District resulted in the improvement and protection of more than 26,000 acres of wetland and associated upland habitat in a key portion of the Prairie Pothole Region of Minnesota.

Former Leader of Ducks Unlimited Conservation Programs Receives International NAWMP Award

Dr. Alan Wentz was named the recipient of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan's International Canvasback Award for his significant long-term contributions to the implementation of the NAWMP's conservation activities throughout North America.

Winter Wheat Duck Nesting Research Gears Up for Second Year

Researchers at Ducks Unlimited and Montana State University are making preparations for the second year of data collection of a three-year study evaluating duck nesting success in winter wheat fields compared to other habitats.

2011 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 18, 2011 – Ducks Unlimited announced today the winners of the 2011 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards at the 76th annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Winter Cereals: Sustainability in Action Website Launches

Winter Cereals: Sustainability in Action announces the launch of the initiative's new website, www.wintercereals.us. Here producers can find out why winter wheat is good for their land and good for their operations, as well as get answers to many of their questions about growing the crop.

DU Announces New Wetland Project for Upper Peoria Lake

DU planning new wetland restoration project for Upper Peoria Lake

Lafarge Kansas Plant Named 2010 Wings Over Wetlands Winner

Lafarge wins award for habitat conservation work being conducted at Kansas facility

President Announces Plan for America's Great Outdoors Initiative

Former DU President John Tomke was in attendance as President Obama briefed the media at the White House on his Great America Outdoors Initiative program.

Ducks Unlimited Receives Highest Mark of Distinction in Land Conservation

DU receives highest mark of distinction in land conservation with accreditation approval from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

Listen to DU on the radio in Louisiana with Don Dubuc!

Jerry Holden, manager of conservation programs in Louisiana, and Mike Checkett, DU communications specialist, will be discussing Louisiana wetland conservation and waterfowling with Don Dubuc on WWWL ESPN 1350 AM in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.

DU calls attention to threatened Gulf Coast wetlands on 14th annual World Wetlands Day

Tomorrow marks the 14th annual celebration of World Wetlands Day, when government agencies, non-governmental organizations and citizens seize the opportunity to recognize the importance of wetland ecosystems for humans and wildlife alike.

DU Celebrates Second Consecutive CRP Sign-up

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced another general sign-up for CRP, which will begin March 14, 2011, and continue through April 15, 2011, marking the second year in a row that USDA has offered a general CRP sign-up.

DU Celebrates 74th Birthday as World Leader in Waterfowl, Wetlands Conservation

Tomorrow Ducks Unlimited will celebrate its 74th birthday, capping off another momentous year for the world's leader in waterfowl habitat conservation.

Ducks Unlimited Applauds Dan Ashe's Nomination as Director of Fish & Wildlife Service

Dan Ashe, a senior manager with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for more than 15 years, was today nominated to become director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Abita Brewing Company Supports Ducks Unlimited's Louisiana Coastal Conservation Initiative

Louisiana-based Abita Brewing Company recently donated $100,000 to Ducks Unlimited, leader in wetlands conservation, for restoration of important wetland habitats along Louisiana’s imperiled coast.

Former DU TV host among finalists for Budweiser Conservationist of the Year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Nov. 26, 2010 - Jared Brown of Clearwater, Fla., host of Ducks Unlimited Television from 2002 to 2009, has been named a finalist for the 2011 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year.

Cold front sends Saskatchewan's ducks south in numbers

OAK HAMMOCK MARSH, Manitoba - Nov. 3, 2010 - The "weather bomb" that recently wreaked havoc in numerous ways on much of North America also sent flight after flight of ducks south from Canada's Prairies.

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.

Minnesota: DU applauds DNR draft shallow lake plan

LAKEVILLE, Minn. - Nov. 2, 2010 - Some of the most critical waterfowl habitat remaining in Minnesota will soon benefit from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' shallow lakes program plan, "Managing Minnesota's Shallow Lakes for Waterfowl and Wildlife."

Ducks Unlimited CEO joins NFWF, NRCS on tour of MBHI sites along Louisiana coast

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Oct. 27, 2010 – DU CEO Dale Hall, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Executive Director Jeff Trandahl and Kevin Norton, Louisiana state conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, visited sites in the Vermilion and Cameron parishes in southwest Louisiana that were recently flooded under the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative.

Ducks Unlimited supports South Carolina right to hunt and fish amendment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Oct. 22, 2010 – On Nov. 2, South Carolinians will have the opportunity to vote on an amendment to the state constitution that would make the 12th state to protect hunting and fishing as constitutional rights.

Ducks Unlimited teams with USFWS to present 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Contest

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Oct. 18, 2010 – Ducks Unlimited, along with staff from a host of partnering organizations, served on the steering committee of the 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Contest held this past weekend in Berkeley, Calif. The prestigious event was held in the David Brower Center near the University of California-Berkeley campus.

Ducks Unlimited CEO named "Conservationist of the Year" by America's Wetland Foundation

Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall was honored today as "Conservationist of the Year" by the America's Wetland Foundation at the Inaugural World Delta Dialogues conference; a major international conference of more than 350 representatives from at least 15 countries who join to tackle the challenges and opportunities associated with sustaining deltaic regions worldwide, using the Mississippi River Delta as the focus.

DU CEO named to governor's coastal advisory board

Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed Ducks Unlimited CEO H. Dale Hall to the Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation. Hall will serve as one of two representatives from the conservation community.

DU's AGO initiatives stress protection of important breeding waterfowl habitat

In a letter applauding the Obama administration for its America's Great Outdoors initiative, Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall also included the organization's recommendations for the initiative going forward.

U.S. Rep. Cohen says "DU mission easy to support" during visit to group's national headquarters

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee's 9th Congressional District paid a visit to DU headquarters yesterday to better acquaint himself with the world's leader in wetland and waterfowl conservation. Before taking a tour of DU headquarters, Rep. Cohen spent time discussing his support of DU's conservation mission with top DU officials, including CEO Dale Hall.

Congressman Thompson, DU celebrate historic restoration project in California

Congressman Mike Thompson of California's 1st Congressional District joined more than 100 California conservation and political officials yesterday to celebrate a milestone in U.S. habitat restoration.

House Passes Full Funding For Public Lands Program, Adopts Amendment to Improve Recreational Access

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 3, 2010 – Thanks to action in the U.S. House of Representatives, sportsmen-conservationists across the country received good news late last week. Late Friday, the House passed legislation, H.R. 3534, that includes 30 years of full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The House also adopted an amendment sponsored by Rep. Ron Kind (WI) that will utilize $13.5 million of annual authorized LWCF funding for projects to secure recreational public access from willing sellers on federal lands using easements, rights-of-way or fee title acquisitions.

Oil from Michigan spill could threaten important wetlands

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - July 30, 2010 - A sensitive area of important waterfowl habitat has been impacted by the Enbridge Lakehead oil spill. On July 26, a leak occurred in an Enbridge pipeline that released what the EPA estimates to be more than 1 million gallons of crude oil into Talmadge Creek, a tributary of the Kalamazoo River. Ducks Unlimited is communicating with state and federal agencies working on the clean up. DU continues to monitor the progression and potential consequences of the spill.

Ducks Unlimited: CRP sign-up comes at critical time for ducks

BISMARCK, N.D. - July 28, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited says the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up comes at a critical time for duck populations, with nesting grounds continuing to disappear. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that the agency will allow new enrollments in CRP in 2010, the first time since 2006.

Interior Secretary unveils special-edition Duck Stamp cachet at DU National Headquarters

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 27, 2010 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar unveiled a special edition Federal Duck Stamp cachet during a press conference held at Ducks Unlimited national headquarters here today. Proceeds from the voluntary purchase of the cachet will be used to acquire wetlands for inclusion in national wildlife refuges along the Gulf Coast.

Ducks Unlimited's Tomke named chairman of federal conservation, hunting council

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 23, 2010 – John Tomke, former DU president and current president of Ducks Unlimited de Mexico, has been named chairman of the new Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council. Tomke was named to the council earlier today by U. S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. His position as chairman was confirmed by those federal departments this afternoon.

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel & Ducks Unlimited announce 2010 "Dog of the Year"

Owners to receive original painting of Innis by famed wildlife artist Jim Killen LYNCHBURG, Tenn. - Innis, a yellow Labrador retriever from Holland, Mich., has been selected as the 2010 Jack Daniel's Single Barrel-Ducks Unlimited "Dog of the Year." As part of the winning package, Innis will be featured in the Single Barrel gift tin package available this fall.

Ducks Unlimited says Open Fields will maintain hunting traditions

BISMARCK, N.D. - July 9, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited's support of a new federal program is starting to pay off with more opportunities for hunters, which will help maintain the nation's hunting traditions. Under a recently launched U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative called Open Fields, landowners can receive a financial incentive in exchange for opening lands to the public for outdoor recreation.

Ducks Unlimited Canada launches waterfowling website

New site aspires to be gateway for information about waterfowling in Canada Ducks Unlimited Canada recently launched waterfowling.com, a new website for North American waterfowl hunters who are interested in waterfowling and conservation in Canada.

DU staff member testifies before congressional committee regarding successes of 2008 Farm Bill

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - July 1, 2010 - Dr. Scott Manley, director of conservation programs in Ducks Unlimited's Southern Region, testified today before the Conservation Subcommittee of the House Agricultural Committee regarding the conservation successes of the 2008 Farm Bill. Dr. Manley leads the delivery of DU's conservation programs in Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and New Mexico.

Ducks Unlimited marks 2010 Federal Duck Stamp "First Day of Sale"

DU encourages members, supporters to get their stamps, support wildlife refuges MEMPHIS, Tenn. - June 25, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited is excited for the Federal Duck Stamp "First Day of Sale" on Friday, June 25. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with Bass Pro Shops, will hold the unveiling ceremony at the Arundel Mills Mall Bass Pro Shops located in Hanover, Md.

DU to receive $2.5 million grant for Gulf Coast habitat work

Funds will restore, enhance habitat near Gulf Coast marshes MEMPHIS, Tenn. - June 24, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited was notified today it will receive a $2.5 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to provide additional habitat for waterfowl and other birds that will migrate to the Gulf Coast later this year.

Make a difference on the Mississippi

Cleanup for a cause on June 19 The Mississippi River watershed is a migration corridor for millions of waterfowl every year, as well as an American icon. The river's serenity and life-supporting capabilities go far beyond waterfowl, shorebirds and wildlife, however, stretching into the cities and to the people who live along its muddy banks. Now it's time to give something back to this great watershed.

Texas Ducks Unlimited volunteer meets with congressional leaders

HOUSTON, Texas - May 18, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited volunteer Sam Smolik traveled from Houston, Texas, to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with congressional leaders and discuss wetlands conservation issues. Smolik and DU staff members sat down with Texas representatives and their staffs to explain the benefits of North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants for Texas and the North American waterfowl population.

Illinois Ducks Unlimited volunteer meets with congressional leaders

CHICAGO - May 18, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited volunteer Barbara Johnson traveled from Chicago to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with congressional leaders and discuss wetlands conservation issues. Johnson and DU staff members sat down with Illinois representatives and their staffs to explain the benefits of North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants for Illinois and the North American waterfowl population.

Massachusetts Ducks Unlimited volunteer meets with congressional leaders

HARWICH PORT, Mass. - May 18, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited volunteer Fran Rich traveled from Harwich Port, Mass., to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with congressional leaders and discuss wetlands conservation issues. Rich and DU staff members sat down with their representatives and their staffs in an effort to explain the benefits of North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants for Massachusetts and the North American waterfowl population.

Missouri Ducks Unlimited volunteer meets with congressional leaders

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - May 17, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited volunteer Jim Talbert traveled from Jefferson City, Mo., to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with congressional leaders and discuss wetlands conservation issues. Talbert and DU staff members sat down with representatives and their staffs in an effort to explain the benefits of North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants for Missouri and the North American waterfowl population.

DU celebrates Boreal wetlands protection announcement

Vital wetland systems in Canada's Boreal Forest conserved After years of turmoil between industry and conservation organizations, 170 million acres of Canada's Boreal Forest are being protected through the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, which was signed May 18 and organized by the Pew Environment Group.

Ducks Unlimited named 2010 American Outdoor Organization of the Year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - April 29, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited is being recognized as the 2010 American Outdoor Organization of the Year by the "Legends of the Outdoors" National Hall of Fame. The announcement is a tribute to DU volunteers, members and supporters who have earned this award by making wetlands conservation a priority since 1937.

Spring Habitat Conditions in Canada

Waterfowl have begun to arrive on the Canadian breeding grounds, and the conditions they find play a vital role in nest success. DU Canada produces habitat updates, which provide a glimpse of what Northern-traveling waterfowl might find upon arrival in 2010.

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.

Enhancement bill signifies milestone

Canadian funding to go toward wetlands conservation projects MEMPHIS, Tenn. - March 30, 2010 - For the first time since its inception more than 20 years ago, the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) can allow Canadian funding sources to count toward the dollar-for-dollar match required by the U.S. government.

DU announces 2010 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - March 26, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited announced the winners of the 2010 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards at the 75th-annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Milwaukee, Wis., on Friday, March 26.

DU disappointed with wetlands funding veto

ST. PAUL, Minn. - March 16, 2010 - Funding for an important and landowner-friendly habitat conservation program was line-item vetoed this week by Governor Tim Pawlenty in the state’s bonding bill, a move Ducks Unlimited says may jeopardize millions in matching federal funds.

Lost and found: Buckingham's beloved "Bo Whoop" sells for $175,000

FAIRFIELD, Maine - March 17, 2010 - Long considered a treasure lost forever, "Bo Whoop," the 12-gauge HE Grade Super Fox shotgun once owned by legendary outdoor writer Nash Buckingham, was purchased for $175,000 during a March 15 auction in Fairfield, Maine.

Wetlands enhancement measure passes U.S. Senate

Bill will improve wetlands restoration projects across North America WASHINGTON - March 10, 2010 - The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a bill to enhance the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) and improve continental conservation efforts. Ducks Unlimited supports the measure, which would allow more Canadian investment in the NAWCA program. NAWCA conserves habitat in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Seattle Ducks Unlimited gets national recognition

Seattle remains top conservation fundraising chapter in nation; not one, not two, not three, but four years in a row SEATTLE - March 4, 2010 - The President's Top 100 are among Ducks Unlimited's elite chapters in the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the 100 chapters that raise the most grassroots dollars for DU's habitat conservation work. The Seattle DU Chapter tops that list for the fourth year in a row, raising over $200,000 for wetlands and associated habitat conservation.

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.

Sixteen Texas DU chapters make Top 100

Texas DU volunteers leading the conservation mission MEMPHIS, Tenn. - March 1, 2010 - The President's Top 100 are among Ducks Unlimited's elite chapters in the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the 100 chapters that raise the most grassroots dollars for DU's habitat conservation work. Sixteen Texas DU chapters have made the list, and Texas DU volunteers are leading the charge for wetlands conservation.

James Hautman named Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Feb. 24, 2010 - Wildlife artist James Hautman of Chaska, Minn., is the Ducks Unlimited 2011 Artist of the Year. His painting, "First Light - Canvasbacks," earned him the top honor.

DU mourns loss of two conservation giants in waterfowl community

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Feb. 22, 2010 - This weekend the wildlife community, and waterfowl in particular, lost two of its strongest leaders in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam Hamilton and Harvey Nelson, one of the nation's most respected wetland and waterfowl managers.

New park guidelines improve hunter access

Statement from Ducks Unlimited supporting clarifications for firearms in parks WASHINGTON - Feb. 19, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited Director of Public Policy Barton James issued a statement regarding the announcement by the National Park Service enacting new rules about carrying firearms on lands regulated by the Service.

Colorado wildlife, waters at risk

New report shows state's streams and wetlands endangered A new report highlights threats to Colorado's waters and wetlands under regulatory guidance resulting from two Supreme Court cases.

Mississippi Alluvial Valley waterfowl hunters search for answers

Waterfowl seasons throughout the country are now officially closed. Die-hard waterfowl hunters are starting to feel the first symptoms of post-season regret. "Could I have hunted more? Could I have hunted in better places? Were my decoys wrong? Do I need a new gun?" Most importantly, this season many hunters are asking, "Where were the ducks?" Here are a few answers that might help solve the puzzling riddle many hunters faced in the Mid-South.

Ducks Unlimited welcomes new White House Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

Secretaries Salazar and Vilsack introduce new panel to focus on sporting traditions WASHINGTON - Feb. 4, 2010 - Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the reformation of a White House panel devoted to hunting and fishing traditions today.

DU urges legislature to reinvest in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Feb. 4, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited says full funding for the Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Reserve program would be a good investment bringing positive economic benefits and leveraging millions in federal dollars.

Ducks Unlimited celebrates World Wetlands Day

DU encourages members and supporters to acknowledge wetlands conservation issues today MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Feb. 2, 2010 - Conservationists across the globe are celebrating World Wetlands Day, recognizing the importance of these valuable ecosystems for humans and wildlife alike. DU strives to raise public awareness about the benefits of wetlands as waterfowl habitat and a key to water quality, and World Wetlands Day focuses on conservation solutions worldwide.

Hopkins named Conservationist of the Year

RIDGELAND, Miss. - Jan. 25, 2010 - The Mississippi Wildlife Federation has selected Curtis Hopkins, Ph.D., as their 2009 Conservationist of the Year. Hopkins, director of Ducks Unlimited's Southern Region, has been contributing to conservation for nearly 40 years.

Former DU board member Jim Range receives conservation award posthumously

ST. LOUIS - Jan. 25, 2010 - To honor a life spent championing the outdoors, Budweiser and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation have named the late James D. "Jim" Range of Washington, D.C., the 2010 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year. This is the fifteenth consecutive year the award has been presented to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the outdoors and wildlife conservation.

Ducks Unlimited mourns death of World Champion Duck Caller

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jan. 22, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited is sad to acknowledge the death of Bernie Boyle of Danville, Iowa. Boyle was a two-time World Champion Duck Caller and winner of the 2005 Champion of Champions Duck Calling Contest in Stuttgart, Ark. Boyle owned Mallard Mauler Duck Calls and was a member of the Drake Waterfowl Elite Team.

What's good for the landowner can also be good for the ducks

BISMARCK, N.D. - Jan. 21, 2010 - It's all about win-win solutions, say North Dakota's two new Ducks Unlimited conservation program biologists. Krista Reiser and Heather Shaw are working with landowners in the state's Missouri Coteau area to find conservation solutions that protect and/or restore natural resources while improving a landowner's operation.

President Obama nominates Ducks Unlimited board member for ambassador post

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jan. 21, 2010 - Tod Sedgwick has been nominated by President Obama to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the Slovak Republic. Sedgwick is a board trustee for Wetlands America Trust (WAT), Ducks Unlimited's supporting foundation that raises significant philanthropic gifts and manages DU's endowments and land holdings.

Canadian & U.S. AHL All Stars face off in DU-sponsored skills competition

Through the generous support and efforts of Jim Konkel, DU major gifts chairman for Maine, Ducks Unlimited was able to sponsor the 2010 AHL All-Star Ducks Unlimited Skills Competition on Jan. 18.

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.

Official Ducks Unlimited statement regarding U.S. Fish and Wildlife airplane crash

Dr. Alan Wentz, Ducks Unlimited senior group manager for conservation and communications, issued an official statement regarding the news that two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service waterfowl biologists, Vernon (Ray) Bentley and David (Dave) Pitkin, were killed when their survey aircraft crashed in western Oregon on Sunday, Jan. 17. Please click the link to read the full statement.

Top resolution for waterfowlers: Protect wetlands

WASHINGTON - Jan. 7, 2010 - As the new year begins, waterfowlers are pursuing a top resolution for 2010: restore Clean Water Act protection to wetlands that are vital to keeping the skies filled with waterfowl.

Deke tweets his training and hunting experiences

Have you been looking for updates on Deke the DU Dog? What about training tips from Mike Stewart and Wildrose Kennels? Deke now has his very own Twitter page, so you'll be able to get both.

DU's highest point ever

Ducks Unlimited has reached many high conservation milestones since 1937, but recently the DU flag was fluttering at its highest point ever: the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Tide returns to Nisqually estuary

Partners celebrate largest estuary restoration in Pacific Northwest OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 12, 2009 - Diked and dammed for more than 100 years, the tide is returning to the Nisqually estuary. After spending 12 years and nearly $10 million, experts have reconnected some 762 acres of estuary with the tides of Puget Sound.

CRP losses in Prairie Pothole Region add up

DU says losses will affect duck numbers in the future BISMARCK, N.D. - Nov. 10, 2009 - Ducks Unlimited cautions that the Duck Factory is on the verge of losing even more of its capacity. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Conservation Reserve Program contracts on more than 500,000 acres expired and were not renewed in the Prairie Pothole Region states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana in 2009.

DU Migration Map tops more than 1.5 million page views

Opening Day site built for waterfowl hunters, by waterfowl hunters MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 2, 2009 - Ducks Unlimited members and waterfowl hunters throughout the U.S. are utilizing DU's Migration Map in unprecedented numbers. Surpassing more than 1.5 million page views within the site's first two months is allowing waterfowl hunters to utilize the migration map to improve their success in the field.

USDA pushing for full Wetlands Reserve Program enrollment

Ducks Unlimited supports efforts to boost conservation WASHINGTON - Oct. 26, 2009 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture aims to have the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) enrolled to its fully authorized acreage by 2012, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Ducks Unlimited has a history of working with landowners to put WRP projects on their land, including more than 250,000 acres in the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley.

Jim Kennedy named Distinguished Conservationist of the Year by Georgia Conservancy

DU leader honored at sold-out gala event ATLANTA - Oct. 19, 2009 - Jim Kennedy, past president of Ducks Unlimited's Wetlands America Trust (WAT) and former chairman of the Wetlands for Tomorrow campaign, received the Distinguished Conservationist of the Year Award from the Georgia Conservancy on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Ducks Unlimited Canada unveils tribute to North American conservation leadership

First inductee is "true friend of the ducks" OAK HAMMOCK MARSH, Manitoba - Sept. 30, 2009 - With waterfowl migration at Oak Hammock Marsh as the picture-perfect backdrop, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) officially unveiled the North American Waterfowl Conservation Honour Roll and recognized Gary Myers, former Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, as the first inductee.

DU offers new magazine options for Greenwings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Oct. 19, 2009 - Printed copies of Puddler magazine will be arriving in the mail soon to the homes of DU Greenwings age 11 and under. A new enhanced, interactive issue of Puddler with embedded video clips, audio files and other features will be available on the DU Web site at www.ducks.org/puddler.

Ducks Unlimited senior official discusses coastal restoration with administration

NEW ORLEANS - Oct. 15, 2009 - Ducks Unlimited First Vice President John Newman met with a senior Obama administration official today to discuss coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana and the rest of the Gulf Coast.

Clean water critical for sportsmen as hunting seasons open across the country

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2009 - As hunting seasons across the country begin to open, clean water is again on the forefront of sportsmen's minds. An investigation into the effectiveness of the Clean Water Act by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee attracted praise from sportsmen's groups including Ducks Unlimited, the Izaak Walton League of America, the National Wildlife Federation, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Trout Unlimited.

North America's ducks need Canada

Canadian habitats critical to meeting continental population goals OAK HAMMOCK MARSH, Manitoba, Sept. 30, 2009 - North America is blessed with the greatest populations of waterfowl anywhere on the planet, and North Americans share the heritage and responsibility of being their stewards. That is why Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is genuinely pleased when reports circulate about high duck numbers this year on the United States side of the Prairie Pothole Region.

Wetlands enhancement measure passes House of Representatives

Ducks Unlimited: "Bill will improve North American wetlands restoration program" WASHINGTON - Oct. 13, 2009 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to enhance the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and improve continental conservation efforts. Ducks Unlimited supports the measure, which would allow more Canadian investment in the program. The program conserves important habitat in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Ohio Lake Erie Commission honors Ducks Unlimited as Lake Erie advocate

TOLEDO, Ohio - Sept. 30, 2009 - The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has announced the winners of the 2009 Ohio Lake Erie Awards, which annually recognizes an individual and an organization that have made outstanding contributions to enhance Ohio's Great Lake. Ducks Unlimited received the 2009 Lake Erie Award for its wetland conservation efforts in Ohio.

House committee passes wetlands enhancement bill

Ducks Unlimited applauds House Natural Resources Committee for approving improvements to North American Wetlands Conservation Act WASHINGTON - Sept. 30, 2009 - Scott Sutherland, director of Ducks Unlimited's Governmental Affairs Office, issued a statement today in response to the House Natural Resources Committee passing H.R. 3433, a bill to enhance the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA).

DU's Wentz recognized by outdoor writer organization

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 28, 2009 - The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers awarded Dr. Alan Wentz, Ducks Unlimited group manager of conservation, communications and marketing, with the group's Golden Glow Individual Award at the association's annual conference this past week.

Statement from Ducks Unlimited on Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative

WASHINGTON - Sept. 24, 2009 - Ducks Unlimited Director of Public Policy Dan Wrinn issued a statement today in response to the Department of Agriculture's announcement of the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Waters Initiative.

Statement from Ducks Unlimited in support of Sen. Lincoln as new Senate agriculture committee chair

WASHINGTON - Sept. 9, 2009 - Ducks Unlimited Director of Governmental Affairs Scott Sutherland issued a statement today in response to the announcement that Sen. Blanche Lincoln (Ark.) will be the new chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

Wetlands conservation reaches milestone

Projects allocate one billionth dollar for wetlands conservation program WASHINGTON - Sept. 9, 2009 - Wetlands conservation reached a major milestone today. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) program has allocated more than $1 billion in federal grants.

Duck Stamp receives conservation boost from House

Ducks Unlimited supports increasing value of stamp Waterfowl habitat conservation is moving closer to keeping pace with the skyrocketing land values of the past several years today, as the House Natural Resources Committee passed the Migratory Bird Habitat Investment and Enhancement Act, sending the bill to the House floor.

Summer habitat conditions in Canada

Despite variable spring conditions, some results from the 2009 U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Canadian Wildlife Services' Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey are encouraging. The greatest increase in total duck breeding populations in Canada was observed in the Alaska-Yukon Territory-Old Crow Flats area, where estimates were 19% above the long-term average this year.

Important conservation program expires soon

Congressional sportsmen renew call for conservation WASHINGTON - July 16, 2009 - A bipartisan group of lawmakers are calling for an extension of a popular habitat conservation program that saves taxpayer's money. Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus held a briefing to promote conservation easements on private land.

DU Executive Vice President Don Young resigns

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - July 10, 2009 - After 10 years as Ducks Unlimited's top-ranking official, Don Young said today he is resigning as executive vice president. The resignation is effective Aug. 1, 2009.

Duck numbers up overall

Greatly improved habitat conditions increase duck populations for 2009 MEMPHIS, Tenn. - July 2, 2009 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its preliminary report today on mid-continent breeding ducks and habitats, based on surveys conducted in May and early June. Total duck populations were estimated at 42 million breeding ducks on the surveyed area. This estimate represents a 13-percent increase over last year's estimate of 37.3 million birds and is 25 percent above the 1955-2008 long-term average.

House passes record wetlands conservation funding

Ducks Unlimited members make the difference WASHINGTON - June 25, 2009 - The House of Representatives is making a record investment in wetlands conservation by approving more than $52 million for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA).

Goose Researchers Report Late Nesting Year

Delayed nesting on goose breeding areas on West Hudson Bay was apparent in early June when biologists began 2009 field investigations. Nest searching and surveys since have only served to confirm that 2009 will be among the latest on record.

Delayed Goose Production in 2009

From a duck perspective, the record snow cover in portions of the prairies in 2009 signaled an optimistic outlook for production. Resulting wet conditions in the U.S. prairies and into portions of southern Canada should be favorable for ducks that have arrived already to begin the 2009 nesting season. The same is not true, however, from the standpoint of geese arriving on northern breeding grounds.

Early Fall Habitat Conditions in Canada

September 23, 2008 The prospects for the fall flight are generally good across Canada this fall. Wetland conditions have improved or remained stable in many areas with recent rains, and are providing adequate habitat for migrating waterfowl.

Conservation Reserve Program land opened to grazing in flood stricken counties - Conservation

Ducks Unlimited supports flexibility for ranchers affected by extreme weather WASHINGTON - JULY 7, 2008 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program in counties affected by flooding will be opened for grazing. This action will provide feed and forage for livestock while maintaining the conservation benefits to waterfowl habitat.

On Earth Day, Endangered Ecosystem still lacks protection

Native Prairie vanishing at record rates Washington DC – April 21 2008 – One of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet continues to vanish at record rates due to lack of protection. Native prairie losses continue to mount as grain prices and demands for biofuels make the expensive conversion to cropland profitable, despite the costs to waterfowl, wildlife, and the American taxpayer.

Peter Mathios named Ducks Unlimited International Artist of the Year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Feb. 20, 2008 - Renowned wildlife artist Peter Mathios of Albany, Oregon, is the Ducks Unlimited 2009 International Artist of the Year. His painting, "Evening Sprig," earned him the top honor.

Anthony Padgett named Ducks Unlimited International Artist of the Year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - March 26, 2007 - Acclaimed wildlife artist Anthony Padgett of Mascoutah, Ill., is Ducks Unlimited 2008 International Artist of the Year. His painting, "Diligence - Yellow Lab," grabbed the top honor.

Meadows Foundation Contributes to Waterfowl Habitat Conservation Along Texas Gulf Coast

Richmond, Texas, November 16, 2006 – A proposed 14,500 acres of Texas Gulf Coast wetlands and associated uplands will be positively impacted with help from the Meadows Foundation. Ducks Unlimited (DU) received a $225,000 contribution from the Foundation and will use this money toward the Texas Prairie Wetlands Project. DU will also combine these funds with other partner funds to help earn a federal North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant.

Popular Wetlands Program Extended

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 16, 2006 – Congress and the president showed support for waterfowl and wetlands recently, when they reauthorized the North American Wetlands Conservation Act for an additional five years.

Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week

Ducks Unlimited TV shows feature two of America’s wonderful refuges MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 12, 2006 – America’s incredible national wildlife refuge system is the focus this week as DU-TV and Ducks Unlimited WaterDog feature a duck hunt on Cache National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Arkansas and a goose hunt on Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware. This week the nation is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. The shows will air Saturday (DU-TV, 7:30 AM-EST) and Sunday mornings (DU WaterDog, 11:00 AM-EST), respectively, on the Versus network.

DU Makes Education Key Component of Capital Campaign

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 2 —Ducks Unlimited feels so strongly about wetlands education that it has made it a key component of the organization’s five-year, $1.7 billion Wetlands for Tomorrow campaign.

Early Fall Habitat Conditions in Canada - Oct 2006

With the exception of central and northern areas of British Columbia and Alberta, habitat conditions are good or better across the country. This years’ fall flight is shaping up to be quite good and numbers of birds are beginning to build in southern areas. Harvest was early throughout the prairies this year and is largely completed.

"Eleventh Hour" Gains for Wetlands Conservation

Congress Extends Key Habitat Programs to Benefit Waterfowl Washington DC - October 2, 2006 – Last minute action proved to be beneficial to waterfowl and wildlife as Congress acted to continue three popular conservation programs. In the waning hours before the electoral recess, the Senate unanimously passed legislation to extend the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act and the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act. The conservation bills now await signature by President Bush.

Leading Energy Company Focuses on Wetland Conservation

XTO Energy donates $50,000 to Ducks Unlimited for waterfowl habitat improvement in Arkansas

DU and Partners to Enhance Malmaison WMA in Mississippi

DU has been awarded a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to enhance 1,030 acres of forested wetlands habitat on Malmaison WMA in Grenada Co., MS.

Ducks Unlimited Shows Support for Reauthorization of Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act

Executive Vice President, Don Young Testifies on Behalf WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sept. 14, 2006 - Ducks Unlimited (DU) Executive Vice President Don Young today provided testimony in support of reauthorizing the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (GLFWRA) before the U.S. House of Representatives. The GLFWRA has great potential to expand restoration efforts outlined by the Restoration Strategy that was released by the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration in December of 2005.

Conservation Programs Celebrate 20-year Success Story

Landowners, hunters and wildlife reap the benefits of conservation legislation WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2006 – Two decades of successful cooperative conservation is being celebrated on Capitol Hill, as Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever join members of Congress and federal officials in an event commemorating the 20th anniversaries of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) and the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The two programs have improved habitat on more than 24 million acres nationwide.

House Moves to Extend Critical Wetlands Program

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2006 – In a year when wetland conservation experienced setbacks in the Supreme Court, the U.S. House of Representatives lent a helping hand to conservation by acting to reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). Since 1989, NAWCA has successfully fostered over 3,000 partnerships, both public and private, and have implemented more than 1,500 projects to conserve more than 22 million acres of wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl, other migratory birds and wildlife.

Late Summer Habitat Conditions in Canada

Habitat conditions have remained fairly stable over the past month. Conditions in eastern Canada remain very good while conditions are more varied in western Canada where the warm, dry weather continues. With few exceptions, waterfowl production was average or better throughout the country this year.

Ducks Unlimited says new CRP practice will benefit breeding ducks in the Prairie Pothole Region

BISMARCK, N.D., Aug. 25, 2006 – Ducks Unlimited says a new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) initiative will benefit breeding ducks across the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR).

DU Cheers Arlen Lancaster Appointment to NRCS

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2006 – Ducks Unlimited commends Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns’s appointment of Arlen Lancaster to chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Sportsman's Warehouse Recognized for Contributions to Wetlands Conservation

Ducks Unlimited partner is the only company on record to receive Platinum Teal Award MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 24, 2006 - In the race against time to preserve continental wetlands, one of Ducks Unlimited’s dedicated corporate sponsors has reached an impressive philanthropic milestone. The Sportsman’s Warehouse, a DU partner since 1997, recently received a Platinum Teal award for its support and generosity.

DU Helps See Pensions Bill Through

Conservation Scores Big WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2006 – President Bush today signed into law the Pension Protection Act, which included an expanded tax incentives provision benefiting landowners donating conservation easements. Ducks Unlimited’s governmental affairs office in Washington worked hard for four years with the administration, Congress and partners to shepherd this legislation into law.

Ducks Unlimited Surpasses 2006 Conservation Goals

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 3, 2006 - Ducks Unlimited had a busy year in fiscal year 2006. In the last 12 months, Ducks Unlimited has conserved nearly 170,000 acres across America, surpassing its conservation goals for the year.

e-Duck Stamp Makes it Easier for Hunters

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 25, 2006 – The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation (385 to 4) yesterday that will make it easier for waterfowl hunters to purchase a Federal Duck Stamp. The Senate passed the bill earlier. It now goes to President Bush to sign into law.

Summer Habitat Conditions in Canada 2006

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 20, 2006 - Habitat conditions in eastern Canada are generally very good. Conditions are more varied in western Canada, where many areas are experiencing warm, dry weather. Waterfowl production appears to be very good in many parts of the country - the Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey conducted by USFWS and CWS showed that breeding waterfowl numbers in the traditional survey area are up 9 percent from the long-term average and up 14 percent from spring 2005.

DU Greenwings Attend "Ducks Unlimited WaterDog" Training Camp

ROSHOLT, S.D., July 13, 2006 – Four girls and seven boys along with their retrieving dogs were part of eleven youth/dog teams that attended the Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Camp WaterDog Daze, July 6-9 at Firewater near Rosholt, S.D.

Duck Numbers up Overall - July 5th, 2006

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 5, 2006 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today released its preliminary report on western breeding ducks and habitats, based on surveys conducted in May. Overall, duck populations increased 14 percent since last year with an estimated 36.2 million breeding ducks on the prairies. Habitat conditions were also slightly better than last year, thanks to a warm winter and good precipitation.

New DU Web site provides a wealth of services and information to users

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 17, 2006 – Now entering its seventh decade of preserving wetlands, Ducks Unlimited announces the launch of its new Web site. Online at www.ducks.org, the new site is an easy-to-use network of new and updated features for DU’s members, friends and partners.

Wetland Conservation Achievement Award Winners

A listing of all the past winners of the Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards. For more information about the awards, please contact Jennifer Roy at 901.758.3707 or jroy@ducks.org.
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