Wetland Enhancements Programs
SCWA's field staff of waterfowl and wetland biologists, specialists and technicians work with over 600 private and public landowners to enhance wetland habitats for waterfowl and other wetland dependant bird species.
Santee Cooper Lakes - Habitat Enhancement Project
This summer SCWA will begin replacing 250 wood duck nest boxes on Santee Cooper property. A total of 1,250 wood duck nest boxes will be replaced in the next 5 years. This project when fully refurbished should produce from 5,000 to 6,000 wood ducks annually. SCDNR staff will continue to provide annual maintenance for these critical wood duck nest boxes. SCWA continues to work with Santee Cooper to enhance waterfowl habitat on the Santee Cooper lakes system.
SCWA Wood Duck Production Project
The nation's largest wood duck production program with annual production of 20,000 to 50,000 wood ducks. Total production of more than 750,000 wood ducks and 30,000 songbirds since 1987. Over 18,000 wood duck nest boxes have been distributed and installed. Annual installation of 500 to 1,000 nesting boxes. Annual maintenance of over 5,000 wood duck nesting boxes.
SCWA Mallard Research Program
Pioneered the development of a successful mallard release project that will add over 45,000 mallards to South Carolina's duck populations in 2009. Total release and production of over 500,000 mallards since 1994.
SCWA Waterfowl Enhancement Projects
Added over 60,000 ducks and geese to South Carolina's waterfowl populations in 2009.
SCWA Chapter Youth Waterfowl Days
These local SCWA Chapter events reach over 3,000 youth with hands-on waterfowl conservation education.
SCWA Wetland Wildlife Center (Home of Camp Woodie)
"The International Youth Waterfowl Education Center" Camp Woodie has become the nation's leading summer waterfowl and wildlife camp for boys and girls ages 8-11 and 12-16, and the camp continues to grow and improve each year. Since 1995 over 5,000 youth have attended Camp Woodie. This camp is a must for any child that enjoys hunting, fishing, or just being outdoors. Activities at camp include archery, game calling, hunter and firearm safety, sporting clays, swimming, soccer, and many other outdoor activities.
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