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Sea Duck Action Is Taking Off

I've spent the last few mornings off the Rhode Island coast chasing sea ducks. Birds are around, but not yet in the high numbers we like to see.

Rhode Island: Galilee Salt Marsh Restoration

Galilee Salt Marsh provides an important nesting, feeding and resting area for American black ducks during their migration on the Atlantic Flyway

Anthony Rose Family Dedication—Rhode Island

Oct. 2011: A dedication honoring DU Legacy Sponsors Anthony and Kathleen Rose of Wakefield, Rhode Island, was held at the USFWS Visitor's Center in Charlestown.

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Rhode Island state news.

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.

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

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

DU meets with Congressional leadership and Administration officials to discuss conservation

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

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

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

President’s Budget proposal mixed on waterfowl programs

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

Ducks Unlimited commemorates millionth acre of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

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

DU says CRP losses astounding

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

Ducks Unlimited Helps Control Invasive Species on Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuges

Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently completed the first phase of wetland restoration efforts involving invasive species control at two National Wildlife Refuges in southern Rhode Island. DU, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the RI Coastal Resources Management Council, and with additional funding from the North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA), applied herbicide to common reed (Phragmites australis) on 52 acres of Ninigret and Trustom Pond NWR and adjacent private land in Washington County.

Walker Farm Salt Marsh Restoration Completed

The Walker Farm salt marsh was used for grazing livestock as early as 1672. Farm roads and dikes restricted the influx of tides and the draining of freshwater.

North Atlantic / New England Coast

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the North Atlantic / New England Coast priority area.

Where Rhode Island's Ducks Come From

The North Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes Region and Prairie Pothole Region are important to New England waterfowl hunters. A significant portion of the Mallards harvested in New England each year are produced on local habitat and in areas around the Great Lakes.

Rhode Island Conservation Projects

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

Walker’s Farm, Barrington, RI

Since 1987, DU's collaborations with the private and public partners has made it possible to put more than 1 million dollars toward the restoration of over 350 acres of essential wildlife habitat in the state of Rhode Island.

Durfee Hill and Buck Hill WMA

Ducks Unlimited continues to work with Rhode Island Division of Wildlife on two projects that were scheduled for completion in 1999 but have been held up due to permitting issues. Both projects consist of replacement of old deteriorated water control structures.
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