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DU Improves Waterfowl Habitat on Washington's Samish Bay

With funding from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and a WDFW duck stamp grant, Ducks Unlimited is currently working with the WDFW to restore more than 200 acres on the Samish Unit by upgrading infrastructure and improving water delivery.

DU Research Crew Continues Brood Surveys in North Dakota

The Ducks Unlimited research crew is currently conducting brood surveys on 64 study plots across northwest North Dakota. Each plot is four square miles and encompasses several wetland basins. So far, researchers have visited more than 2,800 wetlands on 46 study plots.

DU Helps Rehydrate Two Lakes in Columbia River Basin

Central Washington's Artesian and Black Lakes lie on a 1,800-acre property owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, northeast of the city of Moses Lake. Artesian and Black Lakes are part of a chain of wetlands, lakes, and reservoirs located along an important migrationcorridor for waterfowl and other birds in the heart of the Columbia River Basin. A 2013 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife waterfowl survey counted nearly 225,000 waterfowl utilizing the lakes in this region.

Michigan governor celebrates successful conservation project

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder joined Ducks Unlimited and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to celebrate the completion of projects at the Maple River State Game Area.

Twin Wetland Restoration Projects Completed in Southern Idaho

A unique conservation partnership recently restored 201 acres of wetland habitat on two projects in the Bruneau River floodplain of southern Idaho. Initially, a 100-acre project was developed on the Bruneau River Ranch as part of Ducks Unlimited's Middle Snake River North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant.

Bonneau Ferry Project Completed in South Carolina

Last fall, Ducks Unlimited completed a project to improve 387 acres of waterfowl habitat on Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in South Carolina.

September is National Rice Month

The USA Rice Federation has declared September to be National Rice Month.

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.

DU and Partners to Restore Habitat on Tule Lake Marsh

Ducks Unlimited has been invited by Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) management to partner in a multiphase, multi-million-dollar project to revitalize a portion of the 9,500-acre Tule Lake Marsh.

NAWCA is key to conserving California's Tulare Basin

As in other parts of California and the Pacific Flyway, the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) has provided essential funding for the restoration of historical waterfowl habitat in the Tulare Basin.

DU Finds Common Ground with Congressman Garamendi

Congressman John Garamendi of California knows a great deal more about the mission of Ducks Unlimited now, after recently sitting down for a working lunch with Western Regional Office Director Mark Biddlecomb and WRO Public Policy Director Chris Unkel.

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