Ducks Unlimited Create my Accountupdated: August 2010Contact Ducks UnlimitedTo request additions or corrections to this entry email the AdministratorRelated Success Stories for Ducks UnlimitedACE Basin ProjectThe ACE Basin Project is widely recognized as one of the most successful public/private partnerships in ecosystem based conservation.Buffalo Creek Riparian Buffer RestorationAgencies, universities, non-profits, and foundations offered cost share and technical assistance for riparian and instream habitat restoration.Chesapeake Bay Watershed Conservation Regional partnership works with farmers to improve agricultural practices and improve water quality within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.Confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri RiversConservation organizations and landowners partnered to acquire 1,465 acres bordering the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers, located in McKenzie County, northwestern
North Dakota. Conserving Prairie Ranches, Ranchers, and Grassland BirdsA landscape-level project that uses purchased conservation easements to conserve native grasslands and wetlands vital to ranchers and grassland birds.Cooperative Conservation in LouisianaPartnership seeks to restore thousands of acres of black bear, waterfowl and songbird habitat throughout Louisiana’s “hardwood rain forest”.Duke Power’s Buck Steam Station Project WILD SiteStudents in the Rowan-Salisbury North Carolina school system enjoy the benefits of outdoor wildlife class sessions at Duke Power's Buck Steam Station.Enid LakeThe SWMA is a project to preserve a wetland habitat for plant, fish, and wildlife species, including endangered species, which are provided a protected environment for reproduction and feeding.Grassland Ecological Area Enhancement and Restoration ProjectThe Grassland Ecological Area Enhancement and Restoration Project enhanced and restored wetlands and associated habitats in the Grasslands Ecological Area in the heart of the Central Valley.Great Bay Partnership Land and Waterfowl ConservationUsing a partnership-developed conservation plan, nearly 7,000 acres of wetlands and uplands adjoining New Hampshire’s Great Bay estuary have been protected.Great Plains Geographic Information Systems PartnershipProject facilitates collaboration, communication and reduces redundancy in GIS data development for bird habitat assessment and conservation.Illinois River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) The Illinois River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) helps farmers improve water quality in the Illinois River and restore bottomland habitat through conservation easements.Lake Seldom Wetland Restoration Community Open SpaceA rural community incorporates wetlands into a open space system. A multitude of partners pooled funds for acquisition and restoration. Managing Flooding in Metropolitan MilwaukeeThe Conservation Fund partnered with the Milwaukee Sewerage District is implementing flood management programs that protect wetlands and wildlife habitat.Middle Mississippi River Wetland RestorationSince the Great Flood of 1993 American Land Conservancy has been helping restore bottomland hardwood habitat, sidechannels and wetlands from St. Louis to Cairo, IL. Nebraska Partnership for All-Bird ConservationPartners promote coordinated & voluntary land stewardship that will conserve, improve, and expand habitat for all bird species in Nebraska.North Lake Basin Wetlands Restoration Contaminated ground water is cleaned with innovative technology and used to restore wetlands in a critical migratory waterfowl flyway. Ohio Scioto River Basin Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program The Ohio Scioto River Basin CREP helps cost-share the creation of conservation buffers and wetlands on private farms to improve water quality.Pingree Forest PartnershipA landscape level conservation easement created to sustain working forests while protecting forest resources for wildlife, fisheries, migratory birds, and local economies.Platte River Habitat PartnershipThe Partnership attempts to balance the economic needs of landowners and the ecological needs of wildlife and native grasslands.Rice Creek & Battle Creek WatershedsA project to coordinate resources from all levels of government and non-profit organizations for the common goal of reducing point and non-point water pollution.Salt Pond Restoration in San Francisco BayRestoration of 25,000 wetland acres at salt ponds around San Francisco Bay, with additional benefits from flood management, public access, and recreation.Scarborough Marsh Wetland Reserve ProjectThe 3,100-acre Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management area, Maine's largest and most renowned salt marsh, is being restored in a 5-phased project, eliminating restrictions of natural tidal flows.Suisun Marsh Managed Wetlands Enhancement ProjectThanks to a major NAWCA grant, the Suisun Marsh Managed Wetlands Enhancement Project will help enhance and restore water quality at one of California's largest and most important natural wetlands.Wetlands PartnershipProject converts agricultural land to public wetland and wildlife management area.Wildlife Habitat RegistryTo provide a web mapping tool to facilitate collaboration among wildlife biologist in federal, state, and tribal agencies and among NGO's involved in wildlife habitat projects.Winyah Bay Focus AreaBroad-based coalition is conserving South Carolina’s coastal Winyah Bay watershed by land acquisitions, conservation easements, and wetland restoration.