Paul Bonderson Jr., who grew up in Sacramento and attended Encina High School, recently was elected the 43rd president of Ducks Unlimited.
“I have worked with Ducks Unlimited for quite some time, and I couldn’t be more proud to serve as its president for the next two years,” Bonderson, who now lives in Alameda County, said in a statement.
Bonderson said one of his priorities will be the Rescue Our Wetlands campaign, which aims to raise $2 billion for waterfowl and wetlands conservation. He also noted that California’s “drought situation is of great concern to me and all residents of the state…We have reached a point where water use and availability will now be a primary factor in our ability to engage effectively in conservation delivery and policy with our partners in this part of the country.”
Started in 1937, Memphis-based Ducks Unlimited says it has preserved more than 13 million acres of waterfowl habitats in North America.