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Utah: Doug Miller Tribute Project

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The Doug Miller Tribute Project inside Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area benefits some of the most significant concentrations of waterfowl, shorebirds and other waterbirds using the Great Salt Lake (GSL) ecosystem for migration stop-over and breeding habitat. The enhancement project, which was completed in 2009, included replacing a dysfunctional pipe crossing to restore water delivery to several wetland units, constructing 5,000 feet of new levee and installing eight water-control structures. The "Miller Unit" is now a wetland of more than 370 acres.

This project improved wetland habitat for a variety of wetland-dependent wildlife, as well as improving opportunities for waterfowl hunting, bird watching and environmental education. The GSL ecosystem annually supports up to 25 percent of the continental northern pintail population, 75 percent of the western tundra swan population, 55 percent of the western snowy plover population, the world's largest breeding population of white-faced ibis, one of the largest concentrations of breeding redheads and cinnamon teal, the world's largest breeding population of California gulls and the world's largest staging concentration of Wilson's phalaropes.

Partners: Intermountain West Joint Venture, Cabela's Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, KUTV2, International Sportsman's Expo, Sportsman's Warehouse, Therese and Mike Stangl, Utah Department of Wildlife Resources, Utah Wetlands Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Ducks Unlimited
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