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Louisiana DU license plate sales support wetland conservation projects across the state and in areas important to Louisiana waterfowl.

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LAFAYETTE, La. --(Ammoland.com)- Permits have been granted for a project to enhance waterfowl habitat on Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

Ducks Unlimited is partnering with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to complete the project, which will create additional wetland habitat on the South Farm Unit of the WMA, open new areas for public waterfowl hunting and provide increased habitat management capabilities.

“This project is the first one in the state supported in part by Louisiana DU license plate sales,” said Bob Dew, DU manager of conservation programs. “Now, DU members and supporters will have a terrific, tangible example of what supporting Ducks Unlimited means for them in Louisiana.”

Located in close proximity to Lafayette Text Box: Louisiana DU license plate sales support wetlands conservation projects across the state and in other areas important to Louisiana waterfowl.and Baton Rouge, Sherburne WMA gives many metropolitan residents the opportunity to enjoy hunting and other outdoor recreation. This project not only improves waterfowl habitat on areas already open to hunting, but also opens two new units for pursuing waterfowl.

“Sherburne is the highest-use WMA in Louisiana,” said Paul Link, North American Waterfowl Management Plan coordinator for LDWF. “Demand for lottery duck hunts exceeds available units. This project will enable dependable water delivery, thereby improving waterfowl habitat and increasing the number of units available to hunters.”

The South Farm Unit wetlands provide significant foraging habitat for waterfowl, but currently present management problems for the WMA staff, which are unable to adequately flood the wetland impoundments or manage water levels for optimum food-plant production. Ducks Unlimited has designed and will install appropriate levee improvements, two water control structures, one well and 4,900 feet of underground pipeline for water delivery to enhance 350 acres of moist-soil habitat on three impoundments.

Partners on the project include LDWF, Ducks Unlimited, Mosaic, the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, North American Wetlands Conservation Council, Pennington Foundation and Wetlands America Trust.

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, DU has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/ducksunlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/ducksunlimited and watch DU videos at youtube.com/ducksunlimitedinc.

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