Ducks Unlimited recently announced the top volunteer chapters across the nation honored in three categories: Chairmans Roll of Honor, Presidents Elite and Presidents Roll of Honor.

Chapters that raised between $250,000 and $999,999 were recognized in the Chairmans Roll of Honor category, while those that raised between $100,000 and $249,999 were named as Presidents Elite chapters. Rounding out the four categories, Presidents Roll of Honor chapters raised between $65,000 and $99,999.

These fundraising events are the backbone of DUs habitat conservation efforts, and the volunteers who make up these chapters are the force making a difference for North American waterfowl populations, said DU President Rogers Hoyt Jr. It takes a great deal of effort to achieve these levels, and these chapters deserve to be congratulated by every person who enjoys the outdoors.

This years Presidents Elite chapters from Idaho include (chapter name, city):

Canyon County, Caldwell

The chapters honored this year earned their spots on the nationally recognized lists out of more than 2,600 DU chapters nationwide that hosted more than 4,200 fundraising events. DUs event fundraising system has become a model for other conservation organizations worldwide and has helped conserve more than 14 million acres of waterfowl habitat since 1937.

The hard work and dedication from DUs event system volunteers and staff drive the organizations conservation mission from a financial, membership and policy strength perspective, Hoyt said. DU chapters across the country are showing that the future of waterfowl populations and the wetlands that filter our water and protect us from flooding are important to them and to their communities. The more money we raise, the more habitat we can conserve and the closer we are to preserving our waterfowl hunting heritage. I would like to personally thank our chapters for their achievements and look forward to seeing them among our distinguished chapters next year.