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TWS Notes Landscape Conservation in Action noted

Date: 07/20/17

In the May 2017 issue of The Wildlife Society Southeastern Section newsletter (vol 59, no 2), Ducks Unlimited submitted a story about the Mottled Duck Decision Support Tool, (pp. 27-29), which helps to identify best places to restore nesting and brood-rearing habitats, the key contributor to this species’ long-term decline.  The article noted that “Ducks Unlimited has collaborated with other Gulf Coast conservation partners, including Texas A&M University – Kingsville, the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the Gulf Coast Joint Venture (GCJV). Working together, the partnership developed a Decision Support Tool (DST) to help target wetland and grassland conservation efforts to benefit nesting and brood- rearing mottled ducks.”  Ducks Unlimited now uses the DST models to support proposals for public funding. By following the rigorous science of the DST, DU can focus their conservation efforts where they matter most to mottled ducks.