In January 1983, a group of conservationists, who were concerned about the dwindling waterfowl populations in America, formed the National Waterfowl Alliance, Waterfowl U.S.A. Limited as a national, 501(c)(3) non-profit, wildlife conservation organization. Since that time, the organization has become known simply as Waterfowl U.S.A. (WUSA).
Waterfowl U.S.A. is made up of a state and local chapter effort to raise funds for the purpose of providing a brighter future for our wetland habitat and waterfowl resource throughout America.
Other organizations were doing a fine job preserving waterfowl habitat outside the United States, but there was a need to use funding in local areas. Waterfowl U.S.A.'s aim is for chapters to use funds in the local areas where the funds are raised.
With approximately 40% of our waterfowl raised within the U.S.A., it was found that no national organized effort was being put forth to supply much needed monies for individual state and local waterfowl projects. Realizing thousands of acres of waterfowl habitat were being lost daily, the conclusion was that an organization must be formed that would preserve, restore and enhance local wetland waterfowl habitat.
In working toward these objectives, Waterfowl U.S.A. has sponsored the "First of State" Wood Duck Stamp / Print program, in order to place nesting boxes within that state. Also, we have worked in affiliation with various groups of Boy Scouts in wildlife management programs and have assisted local chapters in holding fund-raisers so they will have much needed funding for local waterfowl habitat projects. Some of these projects include planting waterfowl feeding areas, funding nesting structures for resident goose populations and cooperating with various state agencies to select and fund much needed conservation projects throughout the United States.
It is the intent of Waterfowl U.S.A. to develop fund-raising chapters throughout the United States and to ensure those who support those grass-roots efforts that the funds raised in a local area will be used to benefit the wetland habitat in that community.