Matt Little Named DU Western Region Director of Public Policy

Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently named Matt Little as its Western Region Director of Public Policy, adding more than 20 years of conservation policy experience with federal natural resource agencies and leading conservation organizations in the Pacific Northwest to the organization. “Matt brings a wide range of experience in the conservation community – both on the… Continue reading Matt Little Named DU Western Region Director of Public Policy

DU Films: Winous Point

Ducks Unlimited (DU) released the latest film in its online series, DU Films. In Winous Point, DU Films travels to Ohio, exploring the waterfowl and wetlands habitat at Winous Point Marsh Conservancy and historic Winous Point Shooting Club on the shores of Lake Erie’s Sandusky Bay. This film showcases hunters as wildlife conservation champions, providing funding and… Continue reading DU Films: Winous Point

Senate confirms Bonnie to lead Farm Production and Conservation for USDA

Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Robert Bonnie as Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Bonnie is being elevated from his role as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for Climate at USDA. “Robert Bonnie has a strong track record advancing incentive-based conservation practices for all landowners,”… Continue reading Senate confirms Bonnie to lead Farm Production and Conservation for USDA

Dr. Karen Waldrop Appointed to NAWCC and NMBCAG

Ducks Unlimited’s Chief Conservation Officer joins North American Wetlands Conservation Council and Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland recently appointed Ducks Unlimited (DU) Chief Conservation Officer Dr. Karen Waldrop to the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (NAWCC) and the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group (NMBCAG).… Continue reading Dr. Karen Waldrop Appointed to NAWCC and NMBCAG

Ducks Unlimited Increases Support of the Scholastic Clay Target Program

With a focused drive to support the next generation of waterfowl hunters, Ducks Unlimited has renewed its sponsorship of the  Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP), increasing its support as a new Gold Level sponsor. “Conservation has been supported by hunters and the shooting sports for generations in America,” said Justin Aycock, Manager of Youth Engagement Programs. “Ducks Unlimited is… Continue reading Ducks Unlimited Increases Support of the Scholastic Clay Target Program

Past DU President receives John L. Morris award Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies recognizes John Tomke’s conservation efforts

Former Ducks Unlimited (DU) President John Tomke recently received the John L. Morris Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) for his steadfast and continued commitment to conservation.  According to the AFWA, The John L. Morris Award recognizes a citizen conservationist’s lifetime commitment to fish and wildlife stewardship, exemplary leadership… Continue reading Past DU President receives John L. Morris award Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies recognizes John Tomke’s conservation efforts

DU awarded $3.2 Million to lead USDA CRP study

DU and partners to study the climate mitigation potential of CRP wetlands Ducks Unlimited (DU) will serve as the lead organization for a recently awarded research grant totaling $3.2 million from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). As North America’s premier science-based wetland habitat conservation organization, this grant will help scientists assess the climate… Continue reading DU awarded $3.2 Million to lead USDA CRP study

DU Conserve Films Release October 12

South Carolina’s Ashepoo, Combahee, Edisto (ACE) Basin is showcased in Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) latest Conserve Films release, Lowcountry Treasure, coming soon on October 12. This area remains untouched by development because of group efforts, conserving not only lands that benefit waterfowl but myriad wildlife and bird species. Ducks Unlimited Conserve Films connect viewers on an emotional… Continue reading DU Conserve Films Release October 12

DU San Joaquin Valley Conservation Team members receive DU Excellence in Conservation Award

Ducks Unlimited (DU) Engineer Forrest Downing, Regional Biologist Matt Kaminski and Regional Engineer Brett Williams received a DU Excellence in Conservation Award for their work as DU’s San Joaquin Valley Conservation Team. DU’s Conservation Programs Committee (CPC) created the awards to recognize outstanding conservation accomplishments and the DU staff who made them possible. Thanks to… Continue reading DU San Joaquin Valley Conservation Team members receive DU Excellence in Conservation Award

Meidinger and Willis receive DU Excellence in Conservation Awards for career conservation achievements

Ducks Unlimited (DU) staffers Randy Meidinger and Tim Willis each received Ducks Unlimited Excellence in Conservation Career Achievement Awards for their ongoing conservation work for DU. DU’s Conservation Programs Committee (CPC) created the awards to recognize outstanding conservation accomplishments and the DU staff who made them possible. Thanks to the continued commitment of DU’s staff,… Continue reading Meidinger and Willis receive DU Excellence in Conservation Awards for career conservation achievements