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Record conservation work in 2015 for waterfowl, recreational access

In 2015 Ducks Unlimited changed the face of Minnesota landscape to benefit waterfowl, wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. DU delivered a record number of conservation projects, affecting 33,641 acres of waterfowl habitat with an investment of more than $6 million.

NFWF, NRCS support Ducks Unlimited conservation on working lands in Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, La. – August 27, 2015 – Ducks Unlimited received a $4-million award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Gulf Coast Conservation Grants Program to support wetland restoration on private lands in southern Louisiana. The grant will be matched with more than $650,000 from Ducks Unlimited and partners.

Partners on Private Lands

In February 2014, Congress passed a new Farm Bill that authorized several agriculture and conservation programs through 2018. This nearly half-trillion-dollar legislative package provides more than $28 billion in funding over five years for voluntary conservation programs on farms and ranches across the United States. The future of waterfowl is inextricably linked to the conservation of wetlands and other important habitats on private lands, and the Farm Bill is a key component of these efforts.

Ducks Unlimited gears up for national FFA conference

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – September 23, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited will be on-hand at the national FFA convention in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 28-31 to celebrate its ties to the agricultural community and encourage youth participation in conservation.

Partnership calls attention to private landowner role in water conservation

AUSTIN, Texas – April 24, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) joined other groups in applauding private landowners who conserve natural resources on their property for the benefit of all Texans during the Soil & Water Stewardship Week. This year's theme was "Land Stewardship: Providing Water for Texans."

State of the Birds Report celebrates private landowners’ contributions

WASHINGTON – July 2, 2013 – The fourth State of the Birds Report, released today, highlights the enormous contributions private landowners make to bird and habitat conservation, as well as opportunities for increased contributions.

Forever Wild

Conservation easements are a powerful tool for protecting vital waterfowl habitat on private lands. Ducks Unlimited's land protection program helps landowners conserve their habitat for wildlife and future generations.

Conserving the Future

More and more landowners are using conservation easements to permanently protect wildlife habitat on their property.

A Model for Private Lands Conservation

The Rancho Esquon property in California exemplifies Ducks Unlimited's idea of private lands conservation to the benefit of waterfowl populations.

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