Habitat development and conservation work take up the majority of my calendar days each year. Writing and administering grant projects for habitat restorations and now my work with the California Waterfowl Association keeps my schedule full, but more importantly this work keeps me deeply connected to nature and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
So a little bit about this Egg Salvage Program I am always talking about…
Habitat loss due to urban sprawl, development, changing agricultural practices, and extreme weather events has created major challenges in maintaining local waterfowl populations. Unfortunately, California’s resident mallard count directly reflects these events and is at an all time low and continuing to decline. We hope to reverse this trend by seizing opportunities to implement tangible conservation efforts that will make a difference. It’s with this goal in mind that California Waterfowl Associations latest initiative was created.
The Dwight Merriman Jr. Egg Salvage and Duck Rescue Program was established to promote a coordinated effort of farmers, hatchery partners, and volunteers who share a common goal of restoring waterfowl breeding habitats and growing California’s mallard population.
I’m pleased to say that I was chosen to coordinate this effort as the newest member of CWA’s Conservation Programs Team. #doitforthebabyducks
A ton of volunteer opportunities exist out here in the world of conservation! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to get involved in one way or another! and please check out the California Waterfowl Association! I cannot say enough about the great work that this organization does for the wildlife and waterfowl in this beautiful State!
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