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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: 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.

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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