On Jan. 29 Ducks Unlimited will celebrate 80 years of conservation. Started by a small group of sportsmen to save North America's waterfowl populations – and the continent's strong waterfowling traditions – DU was founded in 1937 during the Great Depression and one of the worst droughts in history.
Eight decades later, DU is celebrating the conservation success due to the tireless support and efforts of generations of DU members and partners. In that time DU has completed more than 100,000 conservation projects and conserved more than 13.8 million acres across North America, including Canada. DU's latest campaign is a $2 billion continental fundraiser called "Rescue Our Wetlands: Banding Together for Waterfowl”. Get more information on this and all the current DU projects at www.ducks.org.