California Waterfowl was founded in 1945 as the Duck Hunters Association of California with the sole purpose of influencing hunting regulations and other government activities that affected waterfowl in California.
By the early 1980s, the challenges facing waterfowl and hunting had greatly expanded. In 1985, CWA initiated waterfowl studies in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Game (now Fish and Wildlife) to determine factors that limited waterfowl populations in California and the Pacific Flyway.
Prior to that time, it was widely believed that conditions in northern breeding grounds influenced the population of ducks wintering in California. However, research showed clearly that 60%-70% of mallards taken by hunters in California had been hatched and reared in California – in other words, local breeding habitat has a huge influence on mallard abundance during the winter.
California Waterfowl is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to grow California’s waterfowl populations, wetlands and hunter-conservationist communities.
Our vision is a California with thriving waterfowl populations, vibrant wetland ecosystems and respected hunting communities.
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Waterfowl, wetlands and hunting can thrive in California only when we work to ensure that regulations, policies and laws are helpful, or at the very least don’t get in the way.
That’s why California Waterfowl has an advocacy team that works at all levels of government, seeking science-based regulations and bipartisan solutions, and working hand in hand with partner conservation and hunting organizations. We can’t take the future of waterfowl for granted.
And we advocate for hunting, not just habitat, because hunters are the driving force for wetland conservation in California. Conservation ensures that our hunting is sustainable, and a strong population of waterfowl hunters ensures that wetland conservation continues year after year.
We offer learning materials to help get kids excited about outdoor activities, wetlands, conservation, and waterfowl population information. We do a hatchery tours that come from egg salvage projects. We have the junior sprig magazines, youth camps, youth hunts, internships, volunteer opportunities. Wildlife/habitat cleanup projects, interactive learning, video presentations for kids (how to draw a duck, identify each type of waterfowl etc. )
HELP THESE KIDS TO LEARN AND EXPERIENCES A BETTER PROGRAMS.
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1346 BLUE OAKS BOULEVARD
ROSEVILLE, CA 95678
PHONE (916) 648-1406
FAX (916) 648-1665