Ducks Unlimited

Various Locations | Water

Overview

ISG worked with Ducks Unlimited to work with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and landowners to develop wetlands that reduce downstream flooding.


Opportunity

Through a cooperative agreement with the NRCS, Ducks Unlimited was selected to assist NRCS and landowners by providing technical assistance necessary to implement the former Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), which required a partner for the development of wetland projects.

Solution

he WRP was a volun­tary program which allowed landowners to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands on their properties, with technical and financial assistance provided by NRCS. ISG was selected by Ducks Unlimited as a partner to provide professional services for the construction observation and development of the selected wetland projects in the North Central portion of Iowa.

WRP wetlands can help reduce downstream flooding and lessen damaging impacts from floods by spreading, slowing and storing floodwaters. Additionally, these wetlands provide habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals including migratory birds and aquatic life that depend upon wetlands as part of their life cycle. In many cases, these preserved wetlands also provide recreational, educational, and hunting opportunities for landowners.

ISG provided construction management services for 14 WRP projects administered by Ducks Unlimited in the Prairie Pothole Region of Iowa. ISG construction managers worked with local contractors to construct the wetland improvement projects co­ordinated and designed by NRCS and Ducks Unlimited.


Market News

Toe Wildlife Management Area Receives 62-Acres of Wetland Restoration

December 22, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – After nearly four years of planning, design, and construction, ISG is proud to report the successful completion of a 62-acre wetland restoration project within the Toe Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Situated in rural Jackson County, an area of southern Minnesota where less than 1% of original wetlands remain, the project is part of a larger initiative of the Heron Lake Watershed District to protect and restore nearly 350-acres of wetlands in the Toe WMA.
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Mankato MoonDogs’ Franklin Rogers Park to be Renamed ISG Field

October 20, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – Building on a series of successful partnerships and projects to bolster its ballpark, the Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, has exercised its rights with the landlord, the City of Mankato, to lease the naming rights of Franklin Rogers Park to ISG. The ballpark will be named ISG Field after the professional design and engineering firm that was founded in Mankato in 1973. ISG Field represents the MoonDogs’ commitment to providing top quality local baseball and an enriching fan experience. This is the latest update for the team, which has unveiled a new logo and has implemented several renovations for the ballpark in recent years.
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