Hunting dogs are a huge part of what we do at Red Cedar Retrievers, especially waterfowl hunting. Late 2020 we felt an urge that it was time to do more for conservation to make sure the resources we enjoy are around for our future generations. We are located on the banks of the Red Cedar River so we figured that would be a good place to start. We have partnered with Wisconsin DNR and now head the “Red Cedar Nesting Improvement” where we place waterfowl nesting structures on local slues, lakes, and rivers. With the help of countless volunteers and donors we plan on this being a multi-phase project adding more and more nesting structures each year and expanding our conservation area. If you are interested in helping, please reach out by giving us a call or sending us an email. The ducks will take all the help they can get!
To stay up to date with the project please join our Facebook page: Red Cedar Nesting Improvement. There we will have updates on the success of the nesting structures and hopefully pictures of baby wood ducks!
PHASE ONE: SPRING 2021
Spring 2021 was our first phase of this project. With the help of 17 volunteers and local donors we were able to successfully place 24 wood duck nesting boxes on the Red Cedar River at the Cut-Off. We will be monitoring these boxes for years to come making sure the local wood duck population has adequate nesting habitat.
Volunteers & Donors:
Brent R, Kyle S, Tom J, Chris G and his 2 sons, Jeff B, Aaron J, Kendal B, Scott S, Mark S, Burr Oak Woods, Flight & Field Fine Sporting Arms, LLC, Prototype Solutions Group, Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, Cedar Falls Heating & Air Conditioning, ACME Hardscapes