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Jul 03

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A conservation effort that’s all it’s quacked up to be

via Ducks Unlimited

In an agricultural area of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a group of organizations has been helping one landowner restore about a hundred acres back to its native state – a mix of grassland prairie and wetlands. Ducks Unlimited’s Jason Hill says restoring the wetlands required little more than removing dams and drainage systems.

Hill: “The wetland seed bank – those seeds from 70, 80, sometimes 100 years ago – is still in the soil and it germinates. So if you put water back, the wetland plants come.”

And waterfowl are taking notice…

Hill: “We saw a Green-Winged Teal, Black Ducks, Mallards, Wood Ducks, Canada Geese…”

They’re taking to the new habitat like a ‘duck to water’.

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