Ellen L. Wehr of Los Banos, Calif., was recently elected to Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) national board of directors.
“Ducks Unlimited’s leadership assures our organization conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl,” said DU Chairman Rogers Hoyt Jr. “Our board members volunteer their time and resources because they are passionate about conservation. I welcome each new board member and look forward to working with them for years to come.”
As a California water attorney, Wehr has worked in partnership with DU for more than a decade to secure and protect water supplies for wetland habitat areas throughout the state. She represents the Grassland Water District in California’s Central Valley, which delivers water to an extensive network of privately managed wetlands and state and federal wildlife refuges. She also regularly partners with DU biologists and policy experts to advance restoration projects, secure funding, and address regulatory and legislative issues.
“I am honored and excited to serve on the DU Board of Directors, particularly at a time when the organization is growing, expanding the scope of its initiatives, and taking on today’s conservation challenges at a continental scale,” Wehr said.
Wehr grew up in rural upstate New York and attended school in the Pacific Northwest. When not working on wetland conservation, she enjoys exploring our national public lands and traveling to remote parts of the world.
For a complete list of DU’s volunteer board of directors, please visit www.ducks.org. The next board meeting will occur later this month in Tucson, Ariz.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. 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 15 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. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.