MEMPHIS, Tenn. – August 12, 2019 – Ducks Unlimited Television co-host Doug Larsen heads west to Washington State and California’s Central Valley.
The first stop is in Othello, Washington, with longtime DU volunteer Chris Dorow.
Eastern Washington State, beautiful but very dry. Ducks Unlimited and partners worked hard to change the local landscape to improve wildlife habitat.
“When you add water to habitat that’s never had water before, you create an unbelievable duck factory, Dorow said “That’s what happened here.”
DU Director of Western Region Operations Mark Biddlecomb addressed the economic challenges of habit restoration in arid climates.
“Water is expensive,” he said. “It costs money to pump water. You must maximize the amount of habitat you can get per drop of water.”
Also, in this week’s episode, Larsen hunts with newest Wetlands America Trust Board member David Grieve at his Suisan Marsh duck club. The Suisan Marsh is the largest brackish water marsh on the west coast and home to a huge diversity of wildlife, fish and plants.
Grieve believes in the DU mission and its impact on water and wildlife.
“I think it’s very important work DU is doing saving waterfowl. They are also creating projects that conserve clean water around North America, that’s a story that’s not told enough,” he said.
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