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Casey Campbell receives DU Excellence in Conservation Award for work on Wood Duck State Wildlife Management Area
Awards given yearly by DU Conservation Programs Committee
Engineer Casey Campbell received a Ducks Unlimited (DU) Excellence in Conservation Award for his work on Nebraska’s Wood Duck State Wildlife Management Area (WMA) project.
DU’s Conservation Programs Committee (CPC) created the awards to recognize outstanding conservation accomplishments and the DU staff who made them possible. Thanks to the continued commitment of DU’s staff, the organization reached a historic milestone this year, conserving more than 15 million acres since DU was founded in 1937.
Any extraordinary accomplishment that supports DU’s conservation mission of filling the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever is eligible for recognition. The 2021 awards were announced during the Sept. 9 CPC meeting.
“These awards recognize Ducks Unlimited’s exceptional conservation professionals and the work they do every day,” said CPC Chair Dr. Christine Thomas. “The awards were created to support morale, motivate our staff and convey the gratitude of DU supporters and volunteers.”
Campbell received the award for his work with Wood Duck WMA, a state-owned public property located west of Stanton, NE. The project restored valuable wetlands acres available for public hunting opportunities. Campbell overcame unprecedented flooding from the Elkhorn River, permit issues and a global pandemic to complete the project.
“I’m very honored to receive the 2021 Excellence in Conservation award,” said Campbell. “The Wood Duck WMA project was a collaborative effort among staff, donors, and volunteers as well as the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. This project is just one example of the great conservation work Ducks Unlimited achieves every year.”
Click here for a complete list of 2021 Ducks Unlimited Excellence in Conservation Award winners.
“The greatest team of conservation professionals in the world work for Ducks Unlimited,” DU CEO Adam Putnam said. “These Excellence in Conservation Awards recognize Team DU’s boots on the ground. The work these folks do enable DU to fill the skies with waterfowl and provide important benefits for people, their communities and other wildlife.”
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 15 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.
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