Recognizing the importance of Canada’s boreal forest
A woodland caribou travels through the boreal forest, surrounded by wetlands and needled trees. She stops near a bog to feed on a clump of lichen. Her herd is declining and needs this landscape.
This is why Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the Akaitcho Treaty 8 Tribal Council are mapping 77 million acres (31 million hectares) of wetlands and recording the location of lichen and shrubs in the boreal forest. These plants are a key part of the caribou diet. By knowing their location, we can safeguard vital habitat for the threatened species. Their survival depends on it.