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Vermont Wetland Assessment and Restoration Plans Move Forward

Ducks Unlimited was awarded a $77,000 grant from the Vermont Ecosystem Restoration Program to promote, develop, and implement wetland restoration projects in the Lake Champlain Basin.

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

Wetland program benefits continue in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Aug. 2, 2013 - Ducks Unlimited continues to move forward assessing projects for landowners in Vermont. These analyses are designed to connect funding sources to landowners looking to restore wetlands. This work was funded by a $77,000 grant from the State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation Ecosystem Restoration Program to continue promoting, developing and implementing wetlands restoration projects in the Lake Champlain Basin portion of Vermont.

DU Transfers Wetland Tract to State of Vermont

Last November, Ducks Unlimited accepted a parcel of land from the estate of Frances O. Bouffard and donated it to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VFWD).

Grants Will Fund Lake Champlain Basin Wetland Restoration

Ducks Unlimited is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two additional grants totaling over $100,000 to continue its work promoting, developing, and implementing wetland restoration projects in Vermont's Lake Champlain Basin.

Vermont landowners benefit from wetland program development

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Feb. 28, 2012 - Ducks Unlimited is assessing projects for landowners in Vermont to connect them with funding to help restore wetlands. DU was awarded a $77,000 grant from the State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation Ecosystem Restoration Program to continue its work promoting, developing and implementing wetlands restoration projects in the Lake Champlain Basin portion of Vermont.

Vermont: Pomainville Wildlife Management Area

DU, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife Waterfowl Fund, purchased the land from Mr. Pomainville to create the Pomainville Wildlife Management Area, owned and managed by the VTDFW.

DU Talks Shop with Nation's Policy Leaders

On August 15, DU Director of Conservation Programs Ray Whittemore and past DU Vermont State Chairman Dennis Havey attended a meeting with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

Ducks Unlimited Offers Wetland Mitigation Services

Ducks Unlimited has received approval to operate the Vermont In-Lieu Fee Program to fulfill wetland mitigation requirements for parties authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to impact wetlands within the state of Vermont.

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.

DU honors Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department for contributions to conservation

Phoenix, AZ – April 2, 2008 – Ducks Unlimited awarded the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department with DU’s 2008 Bronze State Grant Award. DU presented the award to Thomas Decker

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.

Northeastern U.S. Forests

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

Where Vermont's Ducks Come From

The North Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes Region and Prairie Pothole Region which includes Vermont 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.

Vermont Conservation Projects

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

Goose Bay Dike (Missiquois NWR)

Once again DU engineering expertise was put to work at the Missisquois NWR. The project entails the rehab of 1,200 feet of Goose Bay Impoundment Dike. Over the past thirty years, the only thing standing between Lake Champlain and the 110-acre Goose Bay pool has been an earthen barrier seeded with grass.

Landon Farm Acquisition

Ducks Unlimited (DU) teamed up with the South Hero Land Trust, VT Agency of Natural Resources, VT Duck Stamp Fund, TNC, the Lake Champlain Land Trust and the VT Land Trust to protect 356 acres of wetlands, farmlands, and shoreline habitats. A combination of fee title acquisition and in-perpetuity Conservation Easements were used to secure this property.

Cranberry Pool- Franklin County

DU engineers provided design and construction management oversight on this project at Missiquois National Wildlife Refuge in Franklin County. Cranberry Pool is one of the most intensively used habitats by migrating waterfowl on the Refuge.
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