Conservation

One Step to help Wildlife

One Step to help Wildlife

Ducks Unlimited and California Waterfowl are thinking hard about ways that rice growers can make their fields as valuable as possible for ducks, even in this severe drought when decomp water will be hard to come by this fall.

Attached is a flyer they are distributing around the Valley in hopes of squeezing out the best results possible on all the unflooded rice ground this coming fall and winter season.

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