Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Nest Structures for Ducks and Geese
Credits and Contact Information
Guy G. Zenner is the waterfowl research biologist for the Iowa Department
of Natural Resources. He has an M.S. degree in ecology from the University of
Minnesota and worked for nine years an a wildlife management biologist in north-central
Theodore G. LaGrange is a waterfowl research technician and has an
M.S. degree in wildlife biology from Iowa State University.
Alan W. Hancock is a waterfowl research technician and has a B.S. degree
in fisheries and wildlife biology from Iowa State University.
Funding for the printing of this publication was provided by the U.S. Soil Conservation
Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Iowa State University Extension and the
Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Much of the information contained in this booklet is the culmination of years
of experience of wildlife biologists working for the Iowa Department of Natural
Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Additional information was obtained from Ducks, Geese and Swans of North
America by F.C. Bellrose (1976), Artificial Nest Structures for
Mallards and Canada Geese: A Handbook (draft copy), by I.J. Ball, S.K.
Ball, and F.B. Lee (1988), and Nest Boxes for Wood Ducks,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Leaflet 510 (1976). Special assistance
in preparation of this booket was provided by L. Washburn, J. Hansen, R.
Andrews, and J. Ball.
For more information regarding information found in this booklet contact the Iowa
Department of Natural Resources, 1203 N. Shore Drive, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428.
For those interested in long-term preservation or protection of a wetland or wildlife
area, the following organizations can help achieve this goal. For help or consultation
Iowa Department of Natural Resources 515/281-5529
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 515/928=2523
U.S. Soil Conservation Service 515/284-4260
Iowa State University Extension 515/294-7429
Ducks Unlimited 515/592-3600
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation 515/288-1846
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