Project Management Plan for Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited(DU) has become a leader in habitat preservation and has conserved more than 12.6 million acres (46,900 km²) of waterfowl habitat in North America. DU partners with a wide range of corporations, governments, other non-governmental organizations, landowners, and private citizens to restore and manage areas that have been damaged and to prevent further degradation of existing wetlands. DU is also active in working with others to recommend government policies that will positively influence wetlands and the environment. DU generates $200M in revenues each year, 87% of which goes directly towards habitat conservation. ...view middle of the document...
This vast freshwater basin is not only impressive because of its shear size and natural beauty; it also holds the key to the economic prosperity, environmental health and quality of life of 40 million residents in eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. A significant fraction of the U.S. gross domestic product– over $150 billion in goods – is generated annually in the Great Lakes region. The region owes this global significance largely to the Great Lakes freshwater system that fostered regional development and prosperity. Today, the Lakes continue to serve as commercial waterways; supply water for agricultural, municipal and industrial use; and provide numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation and tourism.
Ducks Unlimited Regional Collaboration. On 18 May 04, President Bush signed Executive Order (EO) 13340 which designated the resource issues of the Ducks Unlimited as nationally significant and defined a federal policy to support local and regional efforts to restore and protect the Ducks Unlimited ecosystem through the establishment of regional collaboration. In the 20 months following that event, a number of activities have been accomplished by Federal agencies working in partnership with state, tribal and local governments in response to this Executive Order. The LRD has been a major participant in these activities.The EO established the Ducks Unlimited Interagency Task Force, composed of Secretaries from the Departments of State, Army, Agriculture, Commerce, HUD, Homeland Security, Interior, Transportation, the Administrator of the EPA and the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality. Mr. Woodley, the ASA(CW), is the DA representative on this Task Force. The Task Force worked with the Governors of the eight Ducks Unlimited States, Mayors and Tribal leaders to establish the Ducks Unlimited Regional Collaboration .This partnership of federal, state, tribal, and local governments was officially formed in December 2004 in a ceremony attended by the ASA(CW) who signed the Collaboration charter for the DA. The initial goal of the GLRC was to develop a Strategy for the Protection and Restoration of the Ducks Unlimited within one year.
Scope of Study
A. Authority. The General Expenditures section of the Energy & Water Development Appropriations Act of 2006 included $4.5 million for the Corps of Engineers to conduct “comprehensive analyses on water resource management on a watershed or regional scale.” The Act directed that analyses examine “multi-jurisdictional use and management of water resources” without cost-sharing and “working directly with state and local governments in the study areas.” USACE Headquarters distributed a call to all Division offices for proposals for watershed evaluations to be completed within 2 years and cost within a range of $500K to $1 million. The Ducks Unlimited and Ohio River Division (LRD) submitted a proposal for a Ducks Unlimited Habitat Implementation Plan that...