The Honey Lake Wildlife Area Upper Pond restoration project was achieved through a combination of funding from Ducks Unlimited and the California Department of Fish and Game's Duck Stamp Program. The project began with a Ducks Unlimited overall topographic survey and engineering design scheme for the area. From this initial planning information, the Wildlife Area and Ducks Unlimited staff initiated site recontouring in favor of a diverse topography suitable for waterfowl habitat. This effort included constructing small levees and nesting islands throughout the multiple subunits and equipping them with water control structures and water delivery infrastructure. The project also rehabilitated an existing well to supply water to the project site. Combined, these project components led to the restoration of 50 acres of seasonal wetlands and enhanced water delivery to 40 acres of croplands that are managed specifically for wildlife. The project was completed in 2002.