Photo gallery: Lawmaker visits mallard nesting habitat

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry toured a farm-country field today to see firsthand how cover crops can provide incredible nesting habitat for California's mallards (and gadwalls and red-winged blackbirds).
 
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Enter your child to win a free week at summer camp

California Waterfowl is pleased to team up with Kids Outdoor Sports Camp to give away four FREE five-day camp experiences this summer!
 
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CWA and partners stop dog breeder permit bill

A bill that would have prohibited someone from maintaining a dog kennel for breeding purposes without first obtaining a breeder permit is dead for the year.
 
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Bill would DOUBLE tax on guns and ammo in CA

CWA asked its supporters today to help fight a bill that would double the excise taxes on guns and ammunition in California.
 
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CWA receives nearly $2M in habitat improvement grants

A federal commission approved nearly $2 million in grants to fund California Waterfowl projects in the Imperial Valley and Central Coast.
 
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CWA partners with KOSC on summer youth camps

Hunter education camps return to Grizzly Ranch this summer, thanks to a partnership between California Waterfowl and Kids Outdoor Sports Camp.
 
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Extreme 2021 water disaster unfolds in the Klamath Basin

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that it would be allocating only 33,000 acre-feet from the Klamath Project this year - an amount that will leave the Klamath Basin's farmers, national wildlife refuges and salmon runs in dire straits.
 
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H&N article about impending crisis in the Klamath Basin

The Herald and News today featured an article by Alex Schwartz detailing the impending water crisis...
 
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Statement: California Waterfowl’s position on mallard limits 

APRIL 7, 2021―California Waterfowl’s Board of Directors took action last week on an issue of great c...
 
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CWA SURVEY: Hunters speak out on 2020-21 season

April 6, 2021—Hunters reported a lower harvest for the 2020-21 waterfowl season in California, according to the results of CWA's annual end-of-season survey.
 
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California Waterfowl statement on the passing of Stephen D. Bechtel Jr.

March 16, 2021—California Waterfowl is deeply saddened by the passing on Monday of Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., a dedic...
 
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Newspaper article: This wildlife refuge is drying up. An anonymous rancher wants to save it.

Herald and News reporter Alex Schwartz reports on CWA's efforts to purchase water rights for the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.
 
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Newspaper article: Botulism could decimate California wild ducks again. How hunters are trying to save them

Sacramento Bee reporter Ryan Sabalow writes about California Waterfowl's efforts to secure water rights for the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.
 
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CWA sponsors bills to support local mallards, create combination license

California lawmakers have introduced two new bills that would benefit local waterfowl conservation e...
 
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Spring issue on its way to members

March 4, 2021—The Spring issue of California Waterfowl has begun landing in members’ mailboxes. Not a member? Not...
 
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Lower Klamath update: a huge step forward

March 4, 2021—In an exciting development, California Waterfowl has entered into an agreement to purchase rights to...
 
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Agony, ecstasy: Stories from California's newest hunters

Obstacles are different, but the consensus is the same: It's worth it to start waterfowl hunting. Co...
 
News Gear Guide

New gear reviews: Shotgun, call, waders and e-collar

California Waterfowl staff members love duck and goose hunting as much as you do. As dedicated water...
 
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Advocacy: What to expect from Sacramento and D.C. in 2021

Here’s how we’re fighting for wetlands, waterfowl and hunting. Presented by Federal Premium Ammunit...
 
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REPORT: CA's waterfowl breeding habitat needs attention

A new plan calls for nearly doubling brood-supporting wetland acreage in the Central Valley, and for substantially increasing nesting habitat in the Sacramento Valley.
 
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Delaying harvest worked out well for farmer, mallard hens

The successful Delayed Wheat Harvest Incentive Program paid farmers to delay harvesting and let mall...
 
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Collecting carbon to fund restoration

Wetlands sequester carbon, and that means wetland restoration can be part of the nation's greenhouse gas solution. A three-year CWA wetland restoration project with River Partners could become a model for future efforts.
 
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Lower Klamath backgrounder: biological opinions and their role in keeping LKNWR dry

One of the federal policy actions driving the lack of water for the Lower Klamath NWR is the develo...
 
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Lower Klamath: 2021 water prognosis not good

All indications are that the Lower Klamath NWR will not receive any water deliveries at all during...