Ducks Unlimited is “the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation” and SUNY Cobleskill boasts the only collegiate chapter of the organization in New York State. This week the campus club, begun in 2012, was featured in a Chapter Spotlight on the Ducks Unlimited website. The club is being praised for not only their enthusiasm but the field work and fundraising they accomplish.
“After spending a summer studying lesser scaup in Alaska, Cody Davis, a wildlife management student at State University of New York (SUNY) Cobleskill, wanted to start a banding program in his home state.
Back in New York and ready to begin his fall semester, Davis contacted Dr. Michael Losito, a professor and program manager for Wildlife Management at Cobleskill. The pair launched a duck banding program, with the prerequisite that all participants join the new SUNY Cobleskill chapter of Ducks Unlimited — the only collegiate chapter in New York State…”