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2020 MT Ducks Unlimited Project Success

2020 was a spectacular year for Montana Ducks Unlimited (DU) given the operational hurdles faced throughout the year. Montana DU kept the bar high with record-breaking fundraising dollars, technical assistance acres, and protected acres. With the help of private landowners, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and land trusts, Montana DU protected over 64,000 acres of grassland, wetland, and farmland throughout the state. Landowner interest and demand for conservation programs in Montana is strong.

What’s good for the cows is good for the ducks, and that is grass and water. This is a saying we at Montana Ducks Unlimited go by. Over the last few years, landowner interest for conservation easements has increased significantly. These voluntary conservation programs provide a wide array of options for landowners to choose from depending on eligibility, enabling them