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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.

Restoration dedicated at Uihlein WPA

WAUKAU, Wis. – Oct. 24, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited will dedicate a 300-acre wetland restoration project on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Winnebago County’s Uihlein Waterfowl Production Area (WPA). The ceremony will take place in the south parking lot off County Highway M between Waukau and Pickett.

Horicon Marsh Initiative reaping rewards

HORICON, Wis. – Oct. 8, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited and the Horicon Marsh Initiative are running on all cylinders with the acquisition of 71 acres adjacent to Horicon National Wildlife Refuge.

Ducks, Packers spike ball for wetland wildlife

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aug. 22, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited and the Green Bay Packers hosted a gathering today at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve in Brown County. The group gathered to dedicate a wetland restoration that will provide spawning habitat for northern pike and other wetland-dependent species.

DU Supporters Surpass Horicon Challenge

Only halfway through a four-year challenge grant issued by the Ted and Grace Bachhuber Foundation, DU volunteers and supporters surpassed their $500,000 goal, ensuring a $1 million investment by the foundation in Wisconsin's Horicon Marsh.

New Project Planned on Wisconsin Wildlife Area

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been working to restore wetlands in the Green Bay watershed since 1948, when it acquired the Sensiba Unit and established the Green Bay West Shores Wildlife Area.

Wisconsin's Uihlein Waterfowl Production Area Enhanced

Ducks Unlimited recently completed wetland enhancement work on the Island and Elm pools on Uihlein Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.

DU Celebrates 100,000 Acres Conserved in Wisconsin

After 18 years of delivering on-the-ground waterfowl habitat conservation and completing more than 1,800 projects in Wisconsin, Ducks Unlimited last year surpassed the 100,000-acre milestone for waterfowl habitat conserved in the Badger State.

Bachhuber Foundation Gift Benefits Horicon Marsh

This Wisconsin philanthropic group has committed $1 million to DU for conservation projects in Horicon Marsh and the surrounding watershed. The foundation gave $500,000 to DU as an outright gift and has offered an additional $500,000 in the form of a challenge grant to be matched by DU.

Juneau County

Ducks Unlimited cooperated with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, and Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge to restore 43 acres of sedge meadow on Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. The project involved installing seven ditch plugs on two ditches near the refuge’s west boundary. Restored hydrology will eliminate invasive brush and trees, restoring open sedge meadow habitat for whooping and sandhill cranes, sedge wrens, and waterfowl.

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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