Ducks Unlimited, partners improve nearly 2,000 acres in Missouri for water quality, wildlife habitat.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats.

Ducks Unlimited and numerous partners invested more than $575,000 to protect, enhance or restore 1,926 acres of wetland and grassland habitat in Missouri in 2020, greatly improving water quality and wildlife habitat.

The milestones in 2020 were achieved with field staff taking extra precautions and using creative solutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The acres conserved added to a sizeable historical investment in Missouri. Over the last 30 years, Ducks Unlimited has conserved nearly 120,000 wetland and grassland acres across the state, investing more than $21 million in wetland habitats.

Numerous partners contributed to the projects, with funding from foundations, corporate partners, state and federal programs and DU sponsors.

For a complete report of 2020 activities and a look into what’s planned for 2021 and beyond, see Missouri’s Conservation Report or visit