Ducks Unlimited is a ferocious vision…wetlands enough to provide the skies with waterfowl in the near future, today and for the rest of time. They provide habitat for an array of other species and also provide ecological benefits for humans. From providing opportunities for recreation and safe water to shoreline protection they are vital for us all.
The Regional Fundraising Initiatives of Ducks Unlimited that are highlighted on this map connect conservation-minded organizations and individuals as well as their respective resources throughout the globe with the waterfowl and wetland conservation issues of most need. When you support the regional fundraising initiatives of DU you are helping these habitats of highest priority that are crucial to the North American waterfowl population.
The regional initiatives that are part of these two important priorities are:
The Alaska Initiative – Born to Fly
The protection of one of the most beautiful habitats for breeding and brood-rearing waterfowl — the vast deltas of river wetlands of Alaska. Alaskan wilderness.
Boreal Forest Initiative
The North American Boreal Ducks Unlimited Washington is among the world’s most functioning, healthy ecosystem that encompasses over a million and half acres of pure forests and wetlands, lakes, streams and rivers.
Great Lakes Initiative
Protection of waterways of the Great Lakes and conserving critical habitat for a variety of species of waterfowl which rely on the vast lake throughout their entire life.
Living Lakes Initiative
Conservation of Minnesota as well as Iowa’s wetland, as well as lakes that are shallow as essential step-stones for waterfowl moving between northern wintering areas and southern breeding grounds throughout the year.
Preserve Our Prairies Initiative
Protecting the most Ducks Unlimited Washington waterfowl habitat in North America’s nesting habitat and the joy of abundant fall flight–in the of the midst of ever-growing threats.
WINTERING AND MIGRATING LANDSCAPES
America’s River Initiative
Rebuilding the splendor of the Mississippi River floodplain by conserving vital wintering habitats to millions of waterfowl while also sustaining the region’s waterfowling heritage.
Big Rivers Initiative
Resting and feeding regions along the river, which constitute an area known as the Mississippi River floodplain and the conserving of habitat that is essential for the grand migration of waterfowl migratory birds.
California Wetlands Initiative
Restoration of Golden State wetlands to healthy wintering habitats, and assisting in providing water-related solutions to waterfowl, other species of wildlife and Californians.
Completing the Cycle Initiative
Insuring a healthy habitat to ensure the survival of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl as they complete their annual cycle and return to their breeding grounds every year.
Ducks in the Desert Initiative
The restoration of the important wetland oasis of the deserts of America to waterfowl, wildlife, and Ducks Unlimited Washington throughout the West starting beginning with The Great Salt Lake to the Lower Colorado River.
Gulf Coast Initiative
Conserving the most crucial habitats for waterfowl in winter in North America by conserving coastal marshes and prairies along the rapidly vanishing Gulf Coast.
Heartland Heritage and Habitat Initiative
Offering innovative water solutions to ducks and the people in areas of Southern Great Plains, one of America’s most important migration areas for waterfowl.