Volunteers, members and donors have made California Waterfowl a powerhouse for wetland conservation, education, advocacy and hunter access in California. And CWA meets the highest standards of accountability and transparency, earning Charity Navigator’s coveted four-star rating three years in a row.

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When you donate today, you can have an immediate impact on the areas of greatest needs for waterfowl, wetlands and hunting in California. You can allow us to apply your donation where it is needed most, or you can direct your gift to one of four special funds:

Wetlands Fund

This fund supports managing and restoring wetlands, including acquiring wetlands to ensure access to waterfowl hunting into the future. California Waterfowl does habitat restoration work on public and private land, as well as on its five wetland properties in the Tulare Basin, Suisun Marsh, California Delta and Butte Sink.

California has lost an estimated 95% of its historic wetlands; your contribution to this fund helps us reverse those losses.

Waterfowl Fund

This fund supports Egg SalvageCalifornia Wood Duck Programbanding and other efforts to grow waterfowl populations through research and direct aid to breeding populations of waterfowl.

Our Egg Salvage and Wood Duck programs directly combat the effects of habitat loss. Banding waterfowl contributes to data that helps monitor the health of California mallard and pintail populations, and that data is used to set hunting regulations that ensure hunter harvest does not negatively impact waterfowl populations.

Education Fund

This fund supports hunter training and K-12 school programs.Hunters drive conservation in California, so the more hunters we have, the more support there will be for conservation.

Our hunter training programs give children and adults the resources they need to become hunter-conservationists. And to ensure the future of waterfowl and wetlands in California, we educate the general public about the importance of wetlands through our K-12 school programs.

Legislation and Advocacy Fund

California Waterfowl has the most comprehensive conservation advocacy program in the state, lobbying not just for policies that help grow waterfowl habitat, but also for hunting and gun laws that don’t stifle responsible, sustainable hunting.

Our public policy team works at all levels of government, seeking science-based regulations and bipartisan solutions, and working hand in hand with partner conservation and hunting organizations.


To learn more about how your contribution can help, please call 916-648-1406.