Archive for Oil Spill

Oil Spill Silver Lining: Money for Duck Habitat

Things are looking up for the waterfowl impacted by the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. Find out how the settlement money from Deepwater Horizon will benefit duck habitats.

November 20, 2013

What the Gulf Oil Spill Means to Waterfowlers

As your read this, a plethora of migrating waterfowl species are heading to the oil-stricken Gulf Coast. What will be their fate?

September 13, 2010

Could We "Haze" Ducks in Oiled Areas?

As discussed here, the federal government is spending $20 million on 150,000 acres of “alternative habitat” across eight states in an unprecedented effort to alter waterfowl migration routes. Most of the money will be spent on flooding grain fields, especially rice, and other wetland habitats. The problem with this plan (which the USFWS readily acknowledges) is it does nothing for the group of ducks most likely to encounter oil: divers.

August 05, 2010

Delta's Take on Gulf Oil Spill

Delta Waterfowl's scientific director Dr. Frank Rohwer has weighed in on the Gulf oil spill with a fresh take on what impact the disaster may have on habitat and ducks. Rohwer has hunted ducks in Lousiana's coastal marshes for more than two decades, and his local perspective on the spill is one of the clearest and most informative I've read.

June 29, 2010

Will the Gulf Oil Spill Lower Duck Bag Limits?

"What shall we do?" asked Tommy Ware in the comments section of my first Gulf oil spill post. "I would not mind seeing the limits decrease from six to three again just to play it safe until we can get counts on what survived the migration."

June 24, 2010