DU expands North Dakota Soil Health program
After successfully completing its pilot year, Ducks Unlimited’s Cover Crop and Livestock Integration Project (CCLIP) is moving into phase two. This phase expands the focus area from a few counties in southeast North Dakota to 37 counties that encompass the Prairie Pothole Region in the state. The North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund (NDOHF) recently fully funded the project by awarding DU a $1.25 million grant.
Ducks Unlimited breaks ground on Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge project
Moffit, N.D – June 14, 2016 – With grant funding from the Outdoor Heritage Fund (OHF), Ducks Unlimited will soon begin restoring and improving habitat on the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), near Moffit, North Dakota. Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Long Lake is recognized for its diversity in wetland habitats and value to wildlife.
DU uses OHF to create Enhanced Grazing Lands and Wildlife Habitat program
The Enhanced Grazing Lands and Wildlife Habitat program, funded through North Dakota's Outdoor Heritage Fund (OHF), is helping North Dakota landowners maintain 11,000 acres of expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands and other grasslands. The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Ducks Unlimited partnered to enroll landowners in this program in 2015-2016 using a core set of NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) practices. The program offers enhanced grazing and habitat management incentives to transition lands at high-risk of conversion, to working lands for grazing and improved wildlife habitat.
DU completes OHF-funded project in Alkali Creek Wildlife Management Area
BOWMAN, N.D., Sept. 22, 2015 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) engineers recently completed repairs on a 58-acre wetland impoundment on the Alkali Creek Wildlife Management Area, near Bowman, North Dakota. The property is managed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGFD).