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DU Completes First Phase of Important Idaho Wetland Project

The main purpose of the Clark Fork River Delta project is to eliminate the severe bank erosion that has been ongoing in the delta for several decades following the construction of Albeni Falls Dam in 1955.

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.

Idaho: Clark Fork River Delta Restoration Project

Large ecosystem restoration

DU Acquires Unique Ranch in Idaho

DU recently acquired an Idaho ranch that is generating a lot of excitement because of its unique features. Most of the ranch consists of agricultural land, including more than 400 acres of wetland pasture, nearly 300 acres of irrigated farmland, and 35 acres of open-water ponds.

Idaho: Boundary Creek Wetland Restoration Project/Smith Creek

The Boundary Creek Wetland Restoration Project was a collective effort to restore 620 acres of wetlands, riparian areas and upland habitat near Kootenai River.

Congressman Mike Simpson and Ducks Unlimited meet on common ground

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Nov. 10, 2011 - Congressman Mike Simpson of Idaho got a firsthand look today at how a partnership of private and federal funding benefits wetlands conservation during a guided tour of the Chester Wetlands Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near St. Anthony, Idaho.

Pilot Restoration Project Completed in Idaho Panhandle

The Pack River Delta Project involved utilizing a combination of traditional civil engineering and soil bioengineering techniques to restore unique wetland and upland habitats in the delta, the place where the Pack River and Lake Pend Oreille converge. This is the first known instance in Idaho where this restoration approach has been attempted and early indications suggest that it will be a success.

Idaho Project Reverses Wetland Loss and Improves Water Quality

An innovative wetland restoration project that combined efforts to conserve waterfowl habitat and improve water quality in the Snake River watershed was recently completed by DU and partners in Idaho.

Bismark Meadows Restoration Project

Ducks Unlimited assisted the Natural Resources Conservation Service and several private landowners with the restoration of Bismark Meadows in the northern panhandle of Idaho. Slightly more than 1,000 acres of privately owned land have been enrolled in permanent conservation easements under the federal Wetlands Reseve Program, and in 2004, they were restored.

Camas NWR: Sand Hole Lake Project

The Camas National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is an important link in the chain of wetlands connecting the Great Basin to the Canadian Prairies, but it is plagued with water supply problems and associated habitat loss. Wetlands were once widespread across the refuge due to its historically elevated water table.

Ball Creek Ranch Restoration Project

The Ball Creek Ranch was a major match project of the Kootenai Valley Wetlands NAWCA project. Upon acquisition of the ranch, The Nature Conservancy of Idaho offered to its value to leverage NAWCA grant funds for other wetlands restoration and acquisition projects in the Kootenai Valley.

Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge Project

The Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) project was a subproject of the Kootenai Valley Wetlands NAWCA project. Funded through a $1 million grant provided to Ducks Unlimited through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant program, this large scale project was a partnership effort to conserve nearly 6,000 acres in the Kootenai River watershed.

Boundary Creek WMA Restoration Project

The Boundary Creek Wetland Restoration project was a collective effort between the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Ducks Unlimited (DU), Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG), Intermountain West Joint Venture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to restore more than 1,200 acres of wetlands, riparian areas and upland habitats in the Kootenai River Valley. This property is enrolled in the NRCS Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), which is a voluntary program for landowners who want to restore degraded wetlands on their property. In the late 1990s, the Boundary Creek property was sold to IDFG, in cooperation with the BPA, to be managed as a wildlife area.

Smith Creek Restoration Project

In the fall of 2003 Ducks Unlimited (DU) acquired the 620-acre Smith Creek tract in the floodplain of the Kootenai River—northwest of Bonners Ferry, Idaho—using funding from a North American Wetlands Conservation (NAWCA) grant. The owner of this tract had previously enrolled the land in a perpetual wetland protection easement under the federal Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP).

Idaho Conservation Projects

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

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