Ducks Unlimited and XTO Energy are building a partnership to conserve vital habitat
for migrating waterfowl
and other wetland-dependent wildlife in Pennsylvania
. XTO Energy has generously donated $50,000 to DU's Northwest Pennsylvania Priority Habitat Restoration Program. This program is a collaborative effort among state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, educational institutions, and local volunteers to protect and restore several unique natural communities in northwest Pennsylvania.
Currently, the Northwest Pennsylvania Priority Habitat Restoration Program is focused on protecting and restoring wetland and upland habitats on four publicly owned areas in northwest Pennsylvania, including Presque Isle State Park, Erie Bluffs State Park, Roderick Wildlife Reserve, and Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area, as well as one privately owned property with public access, Little Elk Creek Forest.