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Understanding Waterfowl: Wood Duck Box Management

The 1930s marked the rise of the wildlife management profession, as well as experimentation with the use of manmade nest boxes to help revive wood duck populations depleted by years of habitat loss and overharvest. Dr. Frank Bellrose, regarded as the father of wood duck management, and his colleague Arthur Hawkins began using nest boxes and studying nesting female wood ducks at Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge in Illinois. Since their pioneering efforts, nest box programs have become popular among government agencies, conservation organizations, and private citizens for studying and propagating wood ducks.

Unimin, students, partner to improve Minnesota waterfowl habitat

With more than 2,000 acres along the Minnesota River Valley at Unimin’s Ottawa, Minnesota, facility, land management for wildlife has been part of ongoing mining, reclamation, restoration and conservation activities on the property since the 1980s.

Wood ducks can nest more easily thanks to PSE&G

Wood ducks now have a safer place to nest thanks to members of the Public Service Electricity & Gas Environmental (PSE&G) Partnership Team.

Photo Essay: The Spectacular Wood Duck

A photographic tribute to one of the world's most colorful ducks

Cleaning and Maintaining Wood Duck Boxes

Tips for keeping your wood duck nesting boxes in good condition season after season

Wood Duck Resources

Get involved in wildlife management by building wood duck boxes! Included here are all the plans you need to build your own.

Wood Duck Boxes

These wooden structures help boost local wood duck populations!

Status of the Wood Duck

The survival and recovery of wood duck populations in North America are renowned wildlife success stories.
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