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Ducks Unlimited Inc. HQ

World leader in wetlands conservation.

aka DU   |   Memphis, TN   |  http://www.ducks.org/conservation

Mission

Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

Ruling year info

1956

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Adam Putnam

President

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Smith Jr.

Main address

One Waterfowl Way

Memphis, TN 38120 USA

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EIN

13-5643799

NTEE code info

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We primarily address the loss and degradation of wetlands and associated uplands to ensure sufficient habitat for waterfowl. These projects also ensure habitat for 900+ species, clean water, flood and drought protection, and climate resilience for people.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Wetlands and Waterfowl Habitat Conservation

Our goal is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl and other wildlife. These habitats also benefit people by filtering pollutants from water, replenishing groundwater supplies, and increasing flood storage during storms.

Population(s) Served
Adults

DU's science foundation helps us deliver habitat more efficiently. Our traditional science focuses on biological information related to waterfowl and their habitats. In addition, we are exploring our traditional work's connections to clean water, healthy soils, flood control, aquifer recharge, and shoreline protection.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Working with local, state and national policy leaders to advocate for wildlife-friendly policy options such as the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, conservation provisions of the Farm Bill and other funding and legislative options that help improve conservation of U.S. landscapes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Land Trust Alliance 2012

National Land Trust Alliance 2012

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our vision is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow, and forever. We want ample, sustainable, healthy wetlands across North America.

Implementation of on-the-ground wetland restoration, enhancement and protection projects.
Wetland protection policies grounded in science.
Collaborative, coordinated conservation delivery with partners from government, NGO, nonprofit, corporate, and other sectors working together for mutual conservation outcomes.
Growing our science team and ability to measure the "beyond waterfowl" benefits of our work so that we can also grow our supporter network based on those benefits.

DU has 86+ years of wetland engineering and waterfowl ecology management experience. We have a professional team of scientists looking into the ecological and economic outcomes of our work. We have a professional development staff skilled at meeting people and companies where they are to bring them forward as supporters with shared benefits in mind.

DU has conserved more than 15.5 million acres since 1937. Our conservation programs have grown to deliver at least 300,000 acres annually, and we are striving for 1 million acres of conservation work each year.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Ducks Unlimited Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Doug Schoenrock

Tom Enos

Newmont Mining Corp, Retired

Robert Gokey

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Jeff Heidelbauer

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Christine Thomas

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Joe Stough

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/14/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/14/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.