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Get the latest news about events and conservation in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin lawmakers flock to capital for Ducks Unlimited legislative fun shoot

Wisconsin legislators and conservationists gathered April 6 at Waunakee Gun Club near Madison to enjoy a day of camaraderie and clay target shooting.

Poll shows Great Lakes restoration supported by large majority of voters

Great Lakes regional opinion survey finds overwhelming support for continuing the federal government’s efforts to improve the health of the Great Lakes.

Ducks Unlimited volunteers shape Wisconsin legislative session


Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited chapter makes President’s Roll of Honor

In 2015 in Wisconsin, the Waukesha County chapter made the President’s Roll of Honor list.

Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited chapters earn spots on President’s Elite list

Madison, Wisconsin – March 29, 2016 – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 to $250,000 for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2015 in Wisconsin, three chapters made the list. The winners were the Winnegamie Wetlands chapter from Fox Cities, the Oak Creek Flyway chapter from Oak Creek and the Madison Area chapter.

Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited chapter earns spot on Chairman’s Roll of Honor list

Milwaukee – March 29, 2016 – The Chairman’s Roll of Honor chapters are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $250,000 to $1 million for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2015 in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee chapter made the Chairman’s Roll of Honor list.

Wild rice reintroduced to Lower Green Bay near Cat Island Chain

Ducks Unlimited in 2015 continued efforts to restore lower Green Bay to its historically wetland-rich condition.

DU protects future of waterfowl hot spot Rush Lake

Ducks Unlimited is returning to Rush Lake in an effort to further enhance one of eastern Wisconsin's premiere waterfowl destinations.

Coverage of 2016 Wisconsin State Convention

More than 100 Wisconsin DU state leaders, volunteers, members and partners gathered for the 2016 Wisconsin State Convention on Jan. 29 and 30 in Stevens Point.

2016 Wisconsin partner of the year: Mike Carlson

Ducks Unlimited relies on partners and organizations to complete its mission in every state. One of DU’s greatest partners in Wisconsin is Mike Carlson, interim executive director for Gathering Waters, a statewide service center for Wisconsin's land trust community.

2016 DU Wisconsin Volunteer Conservationist of the Year: Greg Meissner

Greg Meissner and his hunting buddies established the Sturgeon Bay Chapter of Ducks Unlimited nearly 40 years ago and he’s been a staple in lower Green Bay conservation efforts ever since.

Migration Alert: Slow, Steady Increase in Wisconsin Waterfowl Numbers

"Trickle-down effect." This is an apt description of what waterfowl hunters are experiencing in Wisconsin. The migration is on, and duck and goose numbers are increasing, but not at a fast pace. Some new birds drifted into the state on last weekend's north wind and lower temperatures, but evidently that wasn't "the big push" hunters have been waiting for. And now, with a warming trend and southerly winds once again prevailing across the Badger State, conditions aren't right to provide a big boost to waterfowl numbers or hunter success.

DU dedicates Northwest Prairies Pothole project in Wisconsin

Ducks Unlimited celebrated the successful management of northwest Wisconsin wildlife areas during a dedication ceremony Saturday, Sept. 19.

Ducks Unlimited investing $1.5 million in Wisconsin’s Horicon Marsh

The largest freshwater cattail marsh in the nation has renewed life thanks to a more than $1.5 million investment by Ducks Unlimited and generous local support.

Christine L. Thomas elected to Ducks Unlimited’s national board of directors

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – July 2, 2015 – Louis Caputo, Jr., of Newark, Delaware, was elected to Ducks Unlimited’s national board of directors during the organization’s annual convention held recently in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Ducks Unlimited chapter earns place in President's Elite

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – April 9, 2015 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU's habitat conservation work. In 2014, Milwaukee chapter made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Winnegamie Wetlands Ducks Unlimited chapter earns place in President's Elite

FOX CITIES, Wis. – April 9, 2015 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU's habitat conservation work. In 2014, Winnegamie Wetlands chapter made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Wisconsin DU Calendar Gun Giveaway

Wisconsin DU Calendar Gun Giveaway

Migration Alert: Canvasbacks Arriving in Wisconsin

The canvasbacks have arrived on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. According to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologist Brenda Kelly, the birds are rafting in big numbers on Pools 8 and 9 in the LaCrosse District of the refuge.

Waupaca resident elected to Ducks Unlimited's national board of directors

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Jul 23, 2014 – Bob Spoerl, of Waupaca, Wis., was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.'s national board of directors during the organization's annual convention in St. Louis.

Partners unite for Lake Michigan Wetlands

GREEN BAY, Wis. – June 23, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited and its partners gathered on Cat Island near Green Bay to announce three projects benefiting local Lake Michigan wetlands. The projects are part of a comprehensive, long-term strategy to restore and enhance wetland function in order to provide water quality improvements and other benefits for fish and wildlife.

Wisconsin creates public policy tools for volunteers

Ducks Unlimited has some really talented staff when it comes to public policy, but there are only a few of them. That’s why in advocacy, as in everything else, DU depends on informed volunteers to take conservation’s message to state, local and even federal lawmakers.

Migration Alert: Wisconsin Waterfowl Numbers Increasing

In summary, diving ducks appear to be increasing in number on Lake Michigan and on the pools of the Upper Mississippi River. In the interior, local dabbling ducks (mallards, wood ducks, blue-winged teal) are providing the most action as hunters wait for colder weather to move new ducks into the state.

Greenwing chair a Hero of Conservation

Ducks Unlimited volunteer Jeff Gorr was a finalist in the Field & Stream 2013 Heroes of Conservation contest. Jeff is the chair of the Greenwing program in Sheboygan, Wis., and works to get more kids outdoors and involved in duck hunting.

Ducks Unlimited Inc., Ducks Unlimited Canada support ecological separation of Great Lakes

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Sept. 9, 2013 - Ducks Unlimited Inc. (DUI) and Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) jointly released a statement this week on the threat to the Great Lakes presented by non-native carp. The conservation groups called on governmental and non-governmental organizations to move toward the ecological separation of the Great Lakes watershed as soon as possible, as part of a comprehensive strategy to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp and other invasive species.

Ducks Unlimited applauds improvements in Great Lakes funding

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Aug. 2, 2013 - Ducks Unlimited appreciates the passage of an amendment to provide $210 million to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) program. Previously a subcommittee had reduced funding for the successful program to $60 million.

DU Receives National Conservation Award

Ducks Unlimited's Great Lakes and Atlantic Region (GLAR) was recently honored with the National Blue-winged Teal Award during the 78th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

Wisconsin native elected to Ducks Unlimited national board of directors

RHINELANDER, Wis. – June 21, 2013 – "Bing" Taege, of Rhinelander, Wis., was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.'s national board of directors during the organization's annual convention held recently in Portland, Ore.

Great Lakes Initiative

Protecting the pristine waters of the Great Lakes and conserving critical habitat for many species of waterfowl that utilize this vast watershed throughout their life cycle.

Big Rivers Initiative

Restoring feeding and resting areas along the river that make up the Mississippi River floodplain and the conserving habitat critical to the grand passage of migratory waterfowl.

Parcel acquired for wildlife refuge on Wisconsin-Illinois border

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. – April 11, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited and the Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Partnership recently announced the acquisition of a parcel in Walworth County, Wis. Final plans for the parcel are not yet known but will include either the eventual transfer of the unit to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) or a local land trust for inclusion in Hackmatack NWR. The property is the first such parcel in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin celebrated at national wildlife conference

ARLINGTON, Va. – April 1, 2013 – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was celebrated at a Ducks Unlimited breakfast held at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

DU recognizes four states for significant financial contributions

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – During its annual Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards breakfast last week, Ducks Unlimited recognized four state agencies for significant investments toward conserving waterfowl breeding habitat in Canada.

Green Bay Packers team up with Ducks Unlimited

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Jan. 26, 2013 - Representatives from the Green Bay Packers football team joined Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited leadership at their annual state convention to announce a partnership supporting work at a local wildlife refuge. The $75,000 award was received at the convention Saturday and will promote wetlands conservation efforts at the L.H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve northern pike rearing station.

Kenosha supporter joins DU board of directors

KENOSHA, Wis. – Dec. 5, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited has elected Lon Knoedler of Kenosha, Wis., to serve as an at-large member of the organization's national board of directors.

Migration Alert: Wisconsin waterfowl numbers increasing as cold front approaches

The outlook for waterfowl hunting in Wisconsin is improving as duck and goose numbers continue to build along the Mississippi River and on the famed Horicon Marsh.

Beaver Dam Chapter recognized nationally

BEAVER DAM, Wis. – March 27, 2012 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. This past fall, the Beaver Dam made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Mayville Chapter recognized nationally

MAYVILLE, Wis. – March 27, 2012 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. This past fall, the Mayville made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Milwaukee chapter recognized nationally

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – March 15, 2012 – The President's Top 100 is one of the most highly sought- after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States. This past fall, the Milwaukee Chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Sheboygan Area chapter recognized nationally

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – March 15, 2012 – The President's Top 100 is one of the most highly sought- after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States. This past fall, the Winnegamie Wetlands Chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Winnegamie Wetlands chapter recognized nationally

APPLETON-NEENAH, Wis. – March 15, 2012 – The President's Top 100 is one of the most highly sought- after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States. This past fall, the Winnegamie Wetlands Chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

State convention attracts congressional interest

Attendees of the 2012 Ducks Unlimited Wisconsin State Convention in Green Bay last week were pleased to welcome Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin's 8th district as he joined them for lunch. Ribble accepted the invitation sent to all members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation to attend this year's event marking the 75th anniversary of DU.

New Wisconsin wetlands legislation needs modification to protect habitat, state economy

New legislation aims to improve and streamline the wetland permitting process in Wisconsin, but with the positive changes come certain aspects DU is asking Wisconsin legislators to address.

Meadow Valley Flowage Dedication—Wisconsin

Jun. 2011: To celebrate DU's 100,000th acre conserved in Wisconsin, supporters of wetland conservation gathered at the 600-acre Meadow Valley Flowage wetland-enhancement project in Juneau County.

Ducks Unlimited Wisconsin chapter honored with wetlands award

DU's Wisconsin chapter was recently honored with other individuals and groups from around the state at Wisconsin Wetlands Association's 2011 Annual Membership Meeting and Wetlands Awards Ceremony.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supports Ducks Unlimited, partners in Sheboygan Marsh conservation activities

Ducks Unlimited has received a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant to conduct a feasibility analysis of the Sheboygan Marsh dam in northwestern Sheboygan County near Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Ducks Unlimited and Partners Awarded NAWCA Grant in Wisconsin

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (Wis.) praises DU's conservation efforts within the state

DU and Partners Awarded Second NAWCA Grant

Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a second North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to conserve wetland habitat at Meadow Valley Wildlife Area, directly adjacent to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin.

DU Attends USFWS Vision Conference

To guide refuge management for the next decade, FWS is hosting a Vision Conference from July 11 to July 15, 2011 in Madison, Wis., to create a new strategic vision plan for conservation.

Rep. Ron Kind (WI) helps DU celebrate conserving its 100,000th acre in Wisconsin

In order to celebrate DU's 100,000th acre conserved in Wisconsin, supporters of wetland conservation recently gathered at the 600-acre Meadow Valley Flowage wetland enhancement project in Juneau County

Meadow Valley Flowage Dedicated

Supporters of wetland conservation gathered recently to celebrate the 600-acre Meadow Valley Flowage wetland enhancement project in Juneau County, Wisconsin. Among those assembled were several DU major sponsors and volunteers, project partners, federal representatives and family and friends.

Policy News 3-17

DU lauds process to restore wetlands protections critical to waterfowl; Secretary of Interior Salazar Meets with DU in Pothole Country; DU's work in Wisconsin praised by Congressman Tom Petri

Latest NAWCA Grant Leverages Funds, Triples Dollars Spent in SE Wisconsin

Funding received for wetland conservation, restoration work in Southeast Wisconsin

A Duck's-Eye-View

Waterfowl winging their way across North America have a unique perspective that is hard to image - unless you're a small aircraft pilot. Ducks Unlimited biologists keep this perspective in mind as they plan and implement conservation projects for waterfowl, knowing that ducks, geese, and swans need a mix of habitat types in fairly close proximity to meet their biological needs.

Ducks Unlimited projects advance in Great Lakes funding process

Multiple states to benefit from conservation projects ANN ARBOR, Mich. – June 8, 2010 – The Environmental Protection Agency recently invited Ducks Unlimited to submit seven final applications totaling $2.8 million for wetland habitat projects in the Great Lakes region. The grants will be awarded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), a $475 million program designed to revitalize the region. Among the GLRI’s areas of concern are invasive species and habitat and wildlife protection and restoration.

Make a difference on the Mississippi

Cleanup for a cause on June 19 The Mississippi River watershed is a migration corridor for millions of waterfowl every year, as well as an American icon. The river's serenity and life-supporting capabilities go far beyond waterfowl, shorebirds and wildlife, however, stretching into the cities and to the people who live along its muddy banks. Now it's time to give something back to this great watershed.

Ducks Unlimited, partners awarded Great Lakes restoration grant

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – April 26, 2010 – Ducks Unlimited received one of the first Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants through the Sustain Our Great Lakes program this past week. DU and its partners will restore coastal streams and marshes in northern Michigan using the $783,823 grant.

DU announces 2010 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - March 26, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited announced the winners of the 2010 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards at the 75th-annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Milwaukee, Wis., on Friday, March 26.

MSOE Named to Sweet 16

The Milwaukee School of Engineering Ducks Unlimited Chapter has been named to Ducks Unlimited's list of top 16 performing college chapters in the Nation!

Ducks Unlimited urges partnership in carp solution

Conservation group releases position on invasive Asian carp WASHINGTON - Feb. 28, 2010 - This week, Ducks Unlimited released its position on the threat to the Great Lakes presented by non-native carp. DU called on both governmental and non-governmental organizations to develop an immediate short-term plan, followed by a comprehensive long-term strategy to deal with Asian carp in the Great Lakes.

Ducks Unlimited recognizes Wisconsin DNR biologist

Brian Glenzinski honored as Wisconsin Partner of the Year WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis., February 3, 2010 – State DNR wildlife biologist Brian Glenzinzski was recently recognized as Ducks Unlimited’s Wisconsin Conservation Partner of the Year. Glenzinzski received his award at the 2010 Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited (DU) convention which took place in the Wisconsin Dells. Partners are key to DU’s conservation efforts, and DU works with these partners—individuals, organizations and state and federal agencies—that allow current projects to move forward and foster the initiation of new ones.

President signs legislation in support of Great Lakes

ANN ARBOR, Michigan November 2, 2009 Historic legislation aimed at the restoring the Great Lakes was signed by President Obama Friday after the House and Senate approved the measure last week. According to Ducks Unlimited, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will provide $475 million for a comprehensive program to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Ducks Unlimited stands ready to turn this financial commitment into cleaner water and better habitat for waterfowl, wildlife and citizens of the Great Lakes and beyond.

Drinking Water for 187,000 in Central Wisconsin at Risk

Congress Must Restore Clean Water Act Protections October 6, 2009 -- Analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency shows that drinking water supplies for at least 187,000 residents in Central Wisconsin are at risk of contamination from industrial pollution – and federal agencies like EPA may not have authority to stop it.

Clean water comes from many sources

Conservation, restoration, and legislation all play a part in healthy wetlands ANN ARBOR, Mich. – July 28, 2009 - Clean water comes from many sources, many of them not as simple as a wilderness stream. Whether through legislation or restoration, Wisconsinites have reason to celebrate. A significant restoration project will break ground this summer, and Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold has championed the Clean Water Restoration Act all the way to the Senate floor.

Wisconsin conservationists recognized at Chaya Marsh

Friends, family, supporters gather to celebrate restoration project HORICON, Wisc. – June 22, 2009 –Nearly 100 supporters of wetland conservation gathered recently to celebrate the Chaya Marsh wetland restoration project, part of the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area in Dodge County. Among those assembled were several Ducks Unlimited (DU) major sponsors, project partners, state representatives and family and friends. This project recognizes their contribution to this project and DU’s conservation efforts across the state.

Conservationists support investment in Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich. – May 20, 2009 – Ducks, geese and swans in the Great Lakes could realize an increase in the size and quality of their habitat if President Obama’s proposed budget for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative comes to fruition. The budget for 2010 contains an additional $475 million for Great Lakes restoration and economic recovery.

CORPORATE PARTNERS MAKE CONSERVATION POSSIBLE

Ann Arbor, Mich. - December 8, 2008 - Dow Chemical continued its support of Ducks Unlimited with generous donations over the past two years. Their Wisconsin donation is part of DU’s national partnership with CropLife America, a trade association representing manufacturers and distributors of plant science solutions for agriculture and pest management in the U.S. Dow is a member of CropLife America and understands the value of their continued support to waterfowl conservation in Wisconsin.

Ducks Unlimited recognizes Wisconsin DNR biologist, dedicated conservationist

Eric Mark's contributions to wetlands conservation have earned him the title of Ducks Unlimited’s Wisconsin Partner of the Year.

Ducks Unlimited honors Manitowoc outdoorsman at annual state convention

Jim Beitzel was honored as the Wisconsin Volunteer Conservationist of the Year at the Jan. 11 Wisconsin state convention, held at the Wisconsin Dells.

Senate repairs nation’s most popular wetlands program

Sen. Kohl amends Farm Bill for the Wetlands Reserve Program MADISON, Wis. – January 14, 2008 – The Wetlands Reserve Program, the nation’s leading wetlands restoration program, received much-needed leadership in the Senate recently. Sen. Herb Kohl (Wis.) took the lead to amend language in the Farm Bill, correcting an administrative issue that undercut WRP’s appeal to farmers and ranchers.

Syngenta donates herbicide to Ducks Unlimited

Syngenta donates herbicide to Ducks Unlimited conservation projects at Wisconsin’s Glacial Habitat Restoration Area & Crex Meadows/Fish Lake State Wildlife Areas

Ducks Unlimited biologist Jason Hill wins national award.

Ann Arbor: Jason Hill, a Ducks Unlimited regional biologist, earned the 2006 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Wetlands Group Assisted Individual Conservation Award for his outstanding work on behalf of Indiana wetlands. The National Wetlands Conservation Award program began in 1990 to honor Fish and Wildlife Service private sector partners for their efforts to restore and improve wetlands across the nation.

Ducks Unlimited ends its Great Outdoors Festivals

Partnership over following Wisconsin event MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 27, 2007 – The Ducks Unlimited and InterMedia Outdoors, Inc. partnership with the Great Outdoors Festival is over. The partnership officially ended at the close of the Ninth Annual Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on August 26, 2007.

Ducks Unlimited Canada Manitoba welcomes Wisconsin supporters and volunteers

Minnedosa, Manitoba., June 27, 2007 - After sowing productive nesting cover on a longtime project in the Manitoba parkland, Ducks Unlimited Canada staff invited local residents and volunteers to join them in celebrating a harvest of a different kind. On June 14th they welcomed guests from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin State Ducks Unlimited, Inc. volunteers to the dedication of the Wisconsin Project, located north east of Brandon.

Black River Falls Ducks Unlimited Chapter Promotes Conservation in Wisconsin

A Ducks Unlimited (DU) volunteer chapter doing its part for the cause of the conservation is the Black River Falls chapter, located in Jackson County. The chapter has raised more than $125,000 for DU in the past 10 years.

Wetlands Aren’t Just for the Ducks: Endangered Whooping Cranes Depend Upon Wetland Habitats - WI

One of North America’s best-known endangered species, the Whooping Crane, saw its numbers dwindle to just 15 birds in the early 1940s. Today the population has grown to nearly 500 birds but still faces threats from oil and chemical spills, power lines, disease, and loss of wetland habitat.

Ducks Unlimited and CropLife America Partnership Results in Herbicide to Enhance Wetland Habitat

Oshkosh, WI June 20, 2006 — Monsanto Company, a CropLife America member company, recently donated more than $30,000 of AquaMaster herbicide to Ducks Unlimited (DU) for controlling cattail growth at Horicon Marsh and Rush Lake. CropLife America and Ducks Unlimited are partnering on a national level in a novel Wildlife Conservation-Technology Initiative. The goal of this five-year initiative is to expand the use of plant science technology in the restoration and management of habitat for the benefit of North American waterfowl and other wildlife.

Ducks Unlimited License Plates Generate Dollars for Wetland Conservation

Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited (DU) was presented a check for $39,539 at their annual state convention on January 21st, by Rep. Jim Kreuser, Wisconsin State Assembly- democratic leader on behalf of the State Department of Natural Resources.

Wisconsin DNR Presents Check for $177,120 to Ducks Unlimited at Annual State Convention

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Secretary Scott Hassett presented Ducks Unlimited (DU) with a check in the amount of $177,120 during the 22nd annual Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited’s state convention held at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells.

Ron Babros Takes Over as WI State Chairman

During the 2006 Wisconsin State Convention, former State Chairman, Tim Morgan passed the Ducks Unlimited (DU) gavel to Ron Babros.

Upper Mississippi River

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the Upper Mississippi River priority area

U.S. Great Lakes System

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's U.S. Great Lakes System priority area.

Milwaukee School of Engineering Chapter

With an enrollment of just over 5,000 students, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) does not show up on too many radar screens. A premier school for engineering, MSOE is very well-respected in higher education circles and is now on the DU radar screen as a remarkable Cinderella-story chapter in the 2009 Sweet 16 of DU College Chapters.

Where Wisconsin's Ducks Come From?

The Prairie Pothole Region is critical to Wisconsin waterfowl hunters. A significant portion of the puddle ducks that travel through our state each year originate in this important breeding area.

Wisconsin Conservation Projects

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