Remington Outdoor Foundation donated its second of three $250,000 installments, which when matched three to one are expected to generate $3 million in support of Ducks Unlimited’s Rescue the Duck Factory campaign. DU launched this program in 2008 to save high priority waterfowl breeding grounds in the Prairie Pothole Region.
“Because conserving wild places is an integral part of our mission to encourage more people to enjoy the outdoors, Remington Outdoor Foundation has teamed up with Ducks Unlimited in a three-year program, donating $250,000 a year to secure conservation easements from willing landowners to permanently protect critical grasslands and wetlands,” said Jim Moore, president of Remington Outdoor Foundation. “Last year’s donation grew to more than a million dollars with the matching funds Ducks Unlimited was able to acquire as a result of our contribution. We expect similar results with this year’s program.”
DU’s Rescue the Duck Factory campaign was designed to save the highest-priority breeding grounds in the Prairie Pothole Region of North and South Dakota, an area called the Duck Factory by waterfowl biologists because nearly a third of North America’s waterfowl are produced there. The campaign’s method to achieve this goal is securing conservation easements from willing landowners by raising $40 million from individuals, foundations and corporate partners.
Since the campaign was launched, DU has purchased or optioned almost 102,000 acres of permanent easements in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
To learn more about Remington Outdoor Foundation’s work with partners, visit their website, OutdoorRoadmap.com, which is poised to become the preeminent online source of information and services for hunters, target shooters and conservationists.
About Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited 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 12 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.
About Remington Outdoor Foundation
Remington Outdoor Foundation, which was founded in January 2009 as a nonprofit 501 (C) (3), supports the efforts of its partners to share hunting, target shooting and other outdoor traditions with youth, women and other participants while emphasizing safety, training and ethics. Remington Outdoor Foundation also upholds conservation principles through assisting partnership work on habitat enhancement, wildlife research and management projects. For more information, visit www.OutdoorRoadmap.com.
Remington Outdoor Foundation’s website, OutdoorRoadmap.com, is expected to become the single online source of information and services related to hunting, target shooting and conservation. Outdoor Roadmap will host a vibrant community where visitors can trade tips, stories, photos and videos. By teaming with partners and a growing community of outdoor enthusiasts, OutdoorRoadmap.com will offer interactive maps and tools, product reviews, discounts on gear, event listings, training and licensing resources, and a wealth of outdoor information. OutdoorRoadmap.com will launch in September 2010. For more information about this state-of-the-art platform, visit www.OutdoorRoadmap.com.