After more than 30 years of collaboration, Flint Hills Resources was recently recognized for reaching a significant milestone in its relationship with nonprofit Ducks Unlimited, surpassing $1 million in contributions to support habitat conservation initiatives for waterfowl and other wildlife.
“Flint Hills Resources has provided invaluable private funding needed to conserve over 250,000 acres of high-priority habitat,” said Adam DeHaan, senior director of development for Ducks Unlimited in the Minnesota greater metro area. “This initiative-level support has had a broad impact across the prairie pothole region and beyond.”
A significant amount of support has gone toward helping the Living Lakes Initiative in Minnesota and Iowa to enhance and preserve more than 1,900 acres of shallow lakes habitat, 800 acres of wetland and upland habitat, and acquire and restore an additional 700 acres of land for public use.
“Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl,” added DeHaan. “The Living Lakes Initiative plays its part in our mission by providing healthy resting and refueling habitat for migrating waterfowl, especially in the spring.”
In total, Flint Hills Resources’ support for Ducks Unlimited has benefitted more than 250,000 acres of wildlife habitat across every state where the company has a physical presence, including Iowa (Living Lakes Initiative), Nebraska (Heartland Heritage Habitat Initiative), Wisconsin (Great Lakes Initiative), Texas (Gulf Coast Initiative) and Georgia (Southeast Wetlands Initiative).