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Paula & Gary Pennington: A Big-picture Outlook in the Great Lakes

Paula and Gary Pennington of Clinton, Ohio, recently pledged to become Diamond Sponsors in Perpetuity of DU's Great Lakes Initiative. This initiative supports Great Lakes habitats in Ohio and in key breeding areas for waterfowl that spend part of their lives in the Great Lakes region. The Penningtons' story appeared in the 2013 DU Annual Report.

Grass carp discovery under review

SANDUSKY, Ohio - Oct. 29, 2013 - Ducks Unlimited is evaluating news that the U.S. Geological Survey has found evidence of breeding grass carp in Lake Erie's Sandusky River. This is the first evidence that this variety of Asian carp is capable of breeding in the waters of the Great Lakes.

DU CEO Dale Hall on the Federal Duck Stamp

A letter from Ducks Unlimited Chief Executive Officer Dale Hall on the eve of the 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition in Maumee, Ohio, September 27-28.

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

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

Ducks Unlimited applauds improvements in Great Lakes funding

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

Great Lakes Initiative

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

Big Rivers Initiative

Restoring feeding and resting areas along the river that make up the Mississippi River floodplain and the conserving habitat critical to the grand passage of migratory waterfowl.

Northeastern Ohio Partners Receive NAWCA Grant

In 2011, Ducks Unlimited and its partners were awarded a $1 million grant through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) to conserve 1,909 acres of wetlands and associated wildlife habitat in northeastern Ohio.

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.

2010 CONSERVATION REPORT

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2009 CONSERVATION REPORT

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2008 CONSERVATION REPORT

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DUCKS UNLIMITED AND PARTNERS COMPLETE $1 MILLION

Ohio state news.

Fallen Timbers Chapter recognized nationally

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

Geauga County Chapter recognized nationally

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

Lake County Chapter recognized nationally

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

Fayette County chapter recognized nationally

WASHINGTON, Ohio – 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 Fayette County Chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Ohio: Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area

Pickerel Creek was the "flagship project" of Ohio's initial North American Waterfowl Management Plan efforts and the first project, outlined here, restored 380 acres of emergent marsh on the Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area and paved the way for a series of important projects to follow.

Ducks Unlimited and Ohio Division of Wildlife host 10th annual hunt

Ducks Unlimited and the Ohio Division of Wildlife teamed up once again to celebrate the 10th anniversary Ohio Partnership Hunt in Port Clinton, Ohio.

Ohio governor stands with sportsmen

Gubernatorial action will prevent harm of resources for hunters, anglers

Ducks Unlimited Thanks Governor Kasich for Veto

Gubernatorial action will protect resources for hunters, anglers

DU Helps Restore Lake Erie Hydrology to Middle Harbor

Middle Harbor is a 350-acre coastal wetland located along Lake Erie on the Catawba Peninsula. Due to the degraded nature of the wetland, its large size, and location along Lake Erie, Middle Harbor was identified by the DNR as a high priority for restoration.

DU to Help Restore Lake Erie Wetland in Ohio

Middle Harbor is a 350-acre coastal wetland located on the Catawba Peninsula in Lake Erie. Disconnected from the lake's historic tidal influences by shoreline development, this wetland basin has over time become almost completely devoid of vegetation and is currently of little value to waterfowl and other wildlife.

Policy News 3-15

One year later: DU joins NWF to update sportsmen on Gulf spill restoration efforts, Teleconference set for April 20 at 8 p.m. EDT; DU and SCI victorious in effort to protect hunting on public lands, court rules waterfowl hunting can proceed on national wildlife refuges

Ducks Unlimited Names Top 100 Chapters

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

A Duck's-Eye-View

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

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.

Growing Up With Geese

Many Midwestern waterfowl hunters spend their lives in pursuit of the Canada goose.

Ohio Ducks Unlimited raffle on the War Eagle Boat

Kyle Foli (center) of Jacksonville Indiana was the excited winner of the year long state wide Ohio Ducks Unlimited raffle on the War Eagle Boat.

Ducks Unlimited projects advance in Great Lakes funding process

Multiple states to benefit from conservation projects ANN ARBOR, Mich. – June 8, 2010 – The Environmental Protection Agency recently invited Ducks Unlimited to submit seven final applications totaling $2.8 million for wetland habitat projects in the Great Lakes region. The grants will be awarded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), a $475 million program designed to revitalize the region. Among the GLRI’s areas of concern are invasive species and habitat and wildlife protection and restoration.

Ducks Unlimited receives restoration funding

Lake Erie Marshes to benefit from grant TOLEDO, Ohio – June 7, 2010 – Called “some of the most valuable wetland habitat in the hemisphere” by Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur, the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area will soon receive $150,000 through Ducks Unlimited to bring portions of it back to prime condition.

Ducks Unlimited celebrates achievement at Big Island

Partners and supporters credited with unique habitat improvements MARION, Ohio – May 5, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited members, staff, and partners will gather at Big Island Wildlife Area west of Marion, Ohio, to dedicate one of the largest wetland and prairie ecosystem restorations in Ohio. The event will take place Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 10:30 a.m.

Ducks Unlimited, partners awarded Great Lakes restoration grant

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

Ducks Unlimited urges partnership in carp solution

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

President 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.

President signs legislation in support of Great Lakes

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

Drinking Water for 24,500 in North-Central Ohio at Risk

Congress Must Restore Clean Water Act Protections October 6, 2009 -- Analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency shows that drinking water supplies for at least 24,500 residents in North-Central Ohio are at risk of contamination from industrial pollution – and federal agencies like EPA may not have authority to stop it.

OHIO LAKE ERIE COMMISSION HONORS LAKE ERIE ADVOCATES

TOLEDO, OH - 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.

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.

Lake Erie Commission selects award recipient

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

Anniversary marks advances in conservation

Wetlands remain under threat despite legislation ANN ARBOR, Mich. – June 22, 2009 – Today Ducks Unlimited marked the 40th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching on fire on June 22, 1969 due to intense pollution. The monumental incident was instrumental in channeling Congress’s actions towards passing the Clean Water Act just three years later. Since the passing of the Clean Water Act, many of the nation’s waterways are now in much better shape – but not all is healthy with our nation’s waters.

Conservationists support investment in Great Lakes

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

DU Makes Changes in Eastern Great Lakes Staff

New Director of Fundraising for Indiana, Michigan and Ohio Memphis, Tenn. – There has been a change in Ducks Unlimited staff for the eastern Great Lakes states of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

DU will Raffle 1000 Dozen Decoys at 23 Ohio Blind Drawing Sites

Ohio waterfowl hunters are preparing to line up at Ohio Division of Wildlife facilities and Ohio state park sites for the annual waterfowl blind drawings. Ducks Unlimited will greet these fellow hunters with Avery GreenHead Gear decoy raffles all across the state.

Wildlife artist Harold Roe named Ohio Volunteer Conservationist of the Year

As a longtime supporter of Ducks Unlimited and a fixture in Ohio’s wetlands conservation scene, Harold Roe is the portrait of a wildlife enthusiast and conservationist. Harold has twice received the national title of DU’s Artist of the Year and is a four-time winner of the Ohio Duck Stamp competition. For these reasons and many more, Ducks Unlimited honored Roe on Feb. 29 at the annual state convention in Columbus, naming him the Ohio Volunteer Conservationist of the Year.

New online map allows users firsthand, interactive experience of black duck migration

If you’re interested in taking bird watching to the next level, Ducks Unlimited has the perfect tool for you. This month, Ducks Unlimited’s Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office unveiled an updated version of its Black Duck Research Initiative Web site, including an all-new interactive mapping tool allowing users to “Follow the Ducks” using satellite and VHF radio tracking technology.

DU meets with Congressional leadership and Administration officials to discuss conservation

WASHINGTON – February 13, 2008 – Ducks Unlimited Executive Vice President Don Young was joined by other wildlife conservation organizations today to deliver a strong message on behalf of sportsmen and habitat: protect and expand habitat conservation and opportunities for sportsmen.

Ducks Unlimited’s Black Duck Research Initiative brought to life on Web

New online map allows users firsthand, interactive experience of black duck migration ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 8, 2008 – If you’re interested in taking bird watching to the next level, Ducks Unlimited has the perfect tool for you.

President’s Budget proposal mixed on waterfowl programs

FY’09 request maintains some programs, cuts others--including Bush priorities WASHINGTON, February 4, 2008 – Conservation programs that benefit waterfowl receive mixed support in the 2009 budget proposal, released today by the Bush administration.

Program to help farmers in Ohio watersheds

Ducks Unlimited encouraging NW Ohio landowners to conserve acreage via Farm Bill If you are an agricultural producer interested in wetland restoration within the Tiffin or Blanchard River watersheds

Ducks Unlimited commemorates millionth acre of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Joins Secretary of Agriculture in marking the conservation milestone WASHINGTON – January 17, 2008 – Ducks Unlimited and the US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency celebrated the enrollment of the one millionth acre into the popular Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) today.

Don't Miss The Ohio 2008 State Convention

You are cordially invited to attend the 2008 Ohio Ducks Unlimited State Awards Banquet and Convention February 29 to March 1, 2008 Holiday Inn Fort Rapids Water park, Columbus, Ohio

DU says CRP losses astounding

National trend for habitat loss concerning BISMARCK, ND, January 4, 2008 – The conservation organization Ducks Unlimited says it’s as if someone plowed up a three-mile swath of wildlife habitat across North Dakota, from its southern border to Canada.

Ducks Unlimited, Ohio Division of Wildlife host annual hunt, honor conservationist

Ducks Unlimited and the Ohio Division of Wildlife teamed up once again to host the sixth annual Ohio Partnership Hunt on Nov. 7-9 in Port Clinton, Ohio. About 70 Ducks Unlimited staff, volunteers, Division of Wildlife staff, guests and members of local hunt clubs attended. James Donnell Konkel, a former Ohio resident, was honored at the hunt with a wetland dedication at the Pickerel Creek State Wildlife Area.

Ducks Unlimited biologist Jason Hill wins national award.

Ann Arbor: Jason Hill, a Ducks Unlimited regional biologist, earned the 2006 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Wetlands Group Assisted Individual Conservation Award for his outstanding work on behalf of Indiana wetlands. The National Wetlands Conservation Award program began in 1990 to honor Fish and Wildlife Service private sector partners for their efforts to restore and improve wetlands across the nation.

New! Federal E-Duck Stamp

MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 16, 2007 – Get ready. Buying a federal duck stamp is about to get easier. On September 1, you can buy an electronic federal duck stamp.

House Ag. Chair Moves to Fund Wetlands and Waterfowl Conservation - OH

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2007 – U. S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson’s (MN) wants to make conservation a top priority in this year’s farm bill reauthorization. The chairman recently unveiled a new legislative approach that would save the Wetlands Reserve Program and protect native prairie.

FOREVER NATURAL

Bill Schlageter spent much of his life hunting ducks, enjoying nature and making friends on Wildfowl Bay in Huron County.

Capitol visit successful for Ohio farmer

VICKERY, Ohio – June 12, 2007 – Ed Moxley, a Vickery, Ohio, landowner, joined three other landowners from Indiana, Tennessee and Mississippi in Washington, D.C., on May 22-24, as part of the Ducks Unlimited-sponsored farmer fly-in program. Through this program, farmers fly to D.C. to educate and inform legislators of the importance of the2007 Farm Bill Conservation Provisions, and specifically funding for the Wetlands Reserve Program as part of the Farm Bill conservation title.

Farm bill program reimburses wetland restoration costs - OH

Every year, the Environmental Working Group, a public interest watchdog organization, releases a list of payments the U.S. Department of Agriculture makes for programs it administers through the farm bill. These payments are commonly referred to as “subsidy” payments. A subsidy is funds paid by the government to a private entity for the “good” of the public. The latest report was released Tuesday.

Ducks Unlimited to invest $1 million in Saginaw Bay conservation - OH

Wildfowl Bay is the perfect name and the perfect place to remember the late William (Bill) Schlageter. He spent decades hunting waterfowl, enjoying nature and sharing special times outdoors with friends there. Loved ones gathered one more time at the bay’s North Island on Saturday, April 28, to remember him. There they placed a bronze plaque to pay their respects and usher in another chapter of Schlageter’s conservation legacy.

DU Volunteer Celebration Day!

Eleven thousand Ducks Unlimited volunteers couldn’t be wrong. That’s how many attended last year’s first-ever DU Volunteer Celebration Day events at approximately 90 locations throughout the nation. This year’s celebration, which promises to be even bigger and better, is scheduled for August 4, 2007.

Ducks Unlimited honors Ohio Division of Wildlife chief

Ducks Unlimited (DU) presented Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife Chief Steven A. Gray with a 2007 Ducks Unlimited Wetlands Conservation Achievement Award in the State/Provincial category on March 23. The award was presented during the DU Breakfast at the 72nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Portland, Ore.

Ducks Unlimited names wildlife specialist Dave Harlan, OH Conservationist of the Year

Ducks Unlimited (DU) honored Dave Harlan, a wildlife specialist with the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), as Ducks Unlimited Conservation Partner of the Year on Feb. 27, during Harlan’s retirement open house in Oak Harbor. Each year this award is presented to a natural resource professional that has made substantial contributions to the conservation of waterfowl and wetland resources in Ohio.

Ohio Division of Wildlife contributes more than $150,000 to Ducks Unlimited in Duck Stamp funds

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife presented a $150,671 check to Ducks Unlimited (DU) in support of Ontario waterfowl production habitat development during the Ducks Unlimited Annual Convention in Eastlake on Feb. 24. The amount reflects 40 percent of the revenue from Ohio wetland habitat stamps purchased by hunters and other conservationists in 2006, and supports the conservation of waterfowl production habitat in southwest Ontario every year.

Ducks Unlimited Names Ed Moxley, "Ohio Volunteer Conservationist of the Year"

Ducks Unlimited (DU) volunteer Ed Moxley was honored as Ohio Volunteer Conservationist of the Year on Feb. 24, during DU’s annual state convention in Eastlake. Each year the award is presented by the DU Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office to recognize and show appreciation for exceptional conservation and fundraising efforts on the part of an Ohio DU volunteer.

DU’s Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office & Ohio DOW Receive "Wings of Innovation" Award

During Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) National Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office (GLARO) and the Ohio Division of Wildlife (ODOW) received the “2006 Wings of Innovation Award” for their pioneering Ohio Partnership Hunt! The Ohio Partnership Hunt was initiated in 2002 to celebrate DU’s relationship with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, major donors and DU volunteers. In just four years, this event has grown significantly.

Ducks Unlimited Biologist Awarded Partner of the Year by Grand River Partners, Inc.

Grand River Partners, Inc., a land conservancy located in Painesville Ohio, has presented Ducks Unlimited (DU) Biologist, Heather Braun with their 2005 “Partner of the Year Award”. The award was given in recognition of proactive commitment, effective leadership, and energetic dedication to land protection throughout the Grand River Watershed. Ms. Braun worked with the Grand River Partners and several other conservation agencies and organizations to receive a $1 million grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (NAWCC) to conserve wetlands and associated habitats throughout the Grand River watershed in Northeast Ohio.

Ohio’s Wetland Inventory to be updated by a Consortium of State, Federal and NGOs

The current state of Ohio’s wetland inventory is like flipping through 200 satellite TV channels without a TV guide – you might eventually find what you are looking for, but it’s going to take a while. What this consortium of State, Federal and Non-governmental organizations is trying to develop is a detailed guide to Ohio’s wetlands so natural resource professionals can strategically plan protection and restoration efforts.

Ducks Unlimited Canada, Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and the Ohio Division of Wildlife Partner on Project

The completion of the 62-acre Jeannette’s Creek wetland restoration project, located along the southeast shoreline of Lake St. Clair in southern Ontario was celebrated with a dedication ceremony on June 29, 2006.

DU Thanks Senators DeWine & Levin for Leading Efforts in Great Lakes Fish & Wildlife Restoration Act

Last week the full Senate passed the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (GLFWRA), sponsored by Ohio Senator, Mike DeWine and Michigan Senator, Carl Levin. The bill is now before the House of Representatives awaiting action. The GLFWRA, authorized in the Senate bill at $20 million annually, provides essential resources to state and tribal management agencies to conserve, enhance, and restore Great Lakes fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. According to Ducks Unlimited (DU), the GLFWRA has great potential to meet the objectives of several fish and wildlife restoration plans, including the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, the Great Lakes Fishery Resources Restoration Study, and the new National Fish Habitat Initiative.

Ohio’s Wetland Inventory to be updated

The current state of Ohio’s wetland inventory is like flipping through 200 satellite TV channels without a TV guide – you might eventually find what you are looking for, but it’s going to take a while. What this consortium of State, Federal and Non-governmental organizations is trying to develop is a detailed guide to Ohio’s wetlands so natural resource professionals can strategically plan protection and restoration efforts.

Vickery, OH Landowner Receives National Recognition

Ed and Susan Moxley of Vickery, Ohio received national recognition at a ceremony celebrating the 20th Anniversaries of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) and the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) of the Farm Bill.

DU Canada, DU Inc., and Ohio Division of Wildlife Partner on Project

The completion of the 62-acre Jeannette’s Creek wetland restoration project, located along the southeast shoreline of Lake St. Clair in southern Ontario was celebrated with a dedication ceremony on June 29, 2006. The project was completed using funds from the Ohio Division of Wildlife who grants a portion of their Ohio Waterfowl Stamp proceeds to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DUI). Ducks Unlimited then matches these funds and sends them to Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), where they are again matched by the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, and other Canadian partners. The money is used to support DU Canada’s conservation efforts in southern Ontario through the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture, North American Waterfowl Management Plan. Thousands of acres of wetlands and associated uplands have been restored through this international partnership, benefiting waterfowl which nest in Canada and migrate and winter in Ohio and the southern United States.

DU GLARO & OH DOW Receive Award for Ohio Partnership Hunt

During Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) National Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office (GLARO) and the Ohio Division of Wildlife (ODOW) received the “2006 Wings of Innovation Award” for their pioneering Ohio Partnership Hunt! The Ohio Partnership Hunt was initiated in 2002 to celebrate DU’s relationship with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, major donors and DU volunteers. In just four years, this event has grown significantly.

Ducks Unlimited Biologist Awarded "Partner of the Year" by Grand River Partners, Inc.

Grand River Partners, Inc., a land conservancy located in Painesville Ohio, has presented Ducks Unlimited (DU) Biologist, Heather Braun with their 2005 “Partner of the Year Award”.

Ohio Ducks Unlimited Unveils New License Plate Design

Ohio Ducks Unlimited (DU) has put a new face on its conservation license plate! The DU plate, which raises funds for wetland conservation, has been updated with a new logo, but with the same message: “Saving Wetlands”.

DU Partners with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Restore Wetlands

The Lake Erie watershed has been designated an area which to focus on as the Ducks Unlimited (DU) Great Lakes / Atlantic Regional Office continues their work to conserve, preserve and restore wetlands.

Ducks Unlimited Announces Winners of 2006 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards

Officials from Ducks Unlimited announced the winners of the 2006 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards and the State Grant Awards at the 71st annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Columbus, Ohio on March 24.

Trumbull County: DU and OH DOW Conserve and Restore Wetlands in Lake Erie Watershed

The Lake Erie watershed has been designated an area which to focus on as the Ducks Unlimited (DU) Great Lakes / Atlantic Regional Office continues to conserve, preserve and restore wetlands.

DU and Partners Conserve and Restore Wetlands in Lake Erie Watershed

The Lake Erie watershed has been designated an area which to focus on as the Ducks Unlimited (DU) Great Lakes / Atlantic Regional Office continues their work to conserve, preserve and restore wetlands.

Ohio Ducks Unlimited Hosts Annual State Convention

Ohio Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) state convention will be held on February 24-26. Ducks Unlimited volunteers, staff and the public will gather at The Radisson Inn in Eastlake, Ohio to celebrate the state’s 2005 conservation and fundraising accomplishments.

DU Presents Heritage Award to Ohio Div. of Wildlife

Ducks Unlimited presented the Ohio Division of Wildlife its Heritage Award at the annual Ohio State Convention last week in Eastlake.

Ohio Volunteer Deemed Conservationist of the Year!

On Saturday, Feb. 25, during Ohio Ducks Unlimited’s annual state convention in Eastlake, Ohio, Ducks Unlimited volunteer Larry Paul was honored as Ohio Volunteer Conservationist of the Year.

Upper Mississippi River

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

U.S. Great Lakes System

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

Ohio DU License Plate

Ohio's Ducks Unlimited license plate program support DU's conservation mission in the state.

Tiffin River land acquisition - Fulton Co.

In 2006, DU acquired two parcels totaling 127 acres in Fulton County. These parcels, which had been restored through the Wetland Reserve Program, were acquired with funds from the Northwest Ohio Wetlands Initiative NAWCA grant and were subsequently donated to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Grand River conservation easement - Ashtabula Co.

Grand River Partners Inc. and Ashtabula SWCD accepted a 205-acre conservation easement from a landowner in Ashtabula County. This property is comprised of forested and emergent wetlands adjacent to hayfield production and will provide good breeding and brood rearing habitat for wood ducks.

Lake Erie marshes conservation easement

In 2006, 229 acres of high quality wetlands and associated uplands in Sandusky County were permanently protected through a conservation easement now held by the Black Swamp Conservancy. DU provided funds from the Northwest Ohio Wetlands Initiative NAWCA grant to purchase the easement, which protects the wetlands and uplands on the property from development, and ensures they will benefit waterfowl and other wildlife forever.

NW Ohio Grassland Restorations

DU partnered with the Ohio Division of Wildlife and Pheasants Forever to plant native warm season grasses on public lands managed by the Division of Wildlife in northwest Ohio. More than 480 acres of grasslands were established this year, including 217 acres at La Su An Wildlife Area in Williams County.

Ohio Private Lands Program

In 2006, DU partnered with the Ohio Division of Wildlife to contribute funding toward the Divison’s Private Lands Wetland Restoration Program. The Division uses these funds statewide, to provide financial assistance to landowners who restore wetlands on private lands.

Blausey Wetland Restoration - Ottawa Co.

DU partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore five acres of wetlands on a recently acquired tract along the Toussaint River. DU surveyed and designed the project and completed the restoration by breaking drain tiles and installing a new water control structure.

Get Ohio PRIDE: Putting resources into ducks

Ohio PRIDE is a major gift campaign developed by Ducks Unlimited to secure new Life Sponsors and upgrades to support waterfowl conservation. Through this program, donors can choose to restrict their dollars to Ohio to fund wetland conservation in DU priority landscapes.

DU license plates support wetland conservation

Last year Ohio Ducks Unlimited put a new face on its conservation license plate. The DU plate, which raises funds for wetland conservation, was updated with a new logo, but with the same message: Saving Wetlands.

Horvat Wetland Project Dedicated

On a sunny evening in June 2006, Ducks Unlimited (DU) staff and volunteers gathered with other conservation partners, including the Ohio Division of Wildlife and Pheasants Forever, to dedicate the Horvat Wetland and Grassland Restoration project at Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area in Trumbull County. In partnership with the Division of Wildlife, DU restored 58 acres of wetlands and Pheasants Forever restored 150 acres of grasslands on a 496-acre tract, which was acquired just a few years ago with assistance from these and other partners.

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Ohio Rivers Priority Area

This priority area encompasses the watersheds of the Great Miami, Scioto, and Muskingum Rivers in central and southern Ohio. Very little of the Scioto River, which flows through Columbus, remains unaltered.

Ohio Conservation Projects

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

Ohio Ducks Unlimited Canvasback Society


History of Ohio Ducks Unlimited

A history of Ducks Unlimited in the state of Ohio
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