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DUC’s Revolving Land Conservation Program is on the mark

DUC’s Revolving Land Conservation Program is on the mark

More than 1,700 acres; five projects. That’s how many acres and conservation projects under DUC’s Revolving Land Conservation program were put back in the hands of Alberta farmers and landowners this fall.

Wetland restoration and Alberta Wetland Policy benefit a farm family

Wetland restoration and Alberta Wetland Policy benefit a farm family

For Leroy and Mary Feldberg, their wetland restoration project provides better control of spring flooding on their land, continued use of the land for grazing, increased wildlife habitat and financial compensation.

Down by the old fisher tracks

Down by the old fisher tracks

Ontario landowner Bill Kendall welcomes wildlife and human guests alike to the DUC wetland on his property. Some guests are more surprising than others.

Saskatchewan farm family’s deep roots anchor conservation ethic

Saskatchewan farm family’s deep roots anchor conservation ethic

This four-generation farm sits at the confluence of three major migration flyways. Here, potential waterfowl densities for all species combined are estimated at 51-60 pairs per square mile.

Conserving habitat with a history

Conserving habitat with a history

For Ron Houck, nature is an important part of his farm’s history—and it’s worth saving. Habitat he’s protected with the help of DUC benefits more than 50 species of birds and other animals.

Miller’s Time at 148 Mile Marshes

Miller’s Time at 148 Mile Marshes

Saskatchewan conservation easement natural step in land legacy journey

Saskatchewan conservation easement natural step in land legacy journey

A couple from opposite coasts unites in appreciation of a special prairie place and protects it for the future

Agriculture and conservation: food for thought

Agriculture and conservation: food for thought

“Farm to table” products can be sustainable, when they come with a healthy side of conservation.

Where cattle and ducks find a home on the range

Where cattle and ducks find a home on the range

The Hanceville Cattle Co. and DUC take the road less travelled in their commitment to conservation and agriculture in the Chilcotin.

Alberta farmers forage ahead with DUC and Nutrien Ag Solutions

Alberta farmers forage ahead with DUC and Nutrien Ag Solutions

The Special Areas was formed in 1938 by the provincial government when the drought of the Dirty Thirties forced more than 25,000 farmers off about 1.5 million acres of homestead land. Some farmers and ranchers stayed, changed the way they farmed and learned to adapt to the land, tackle drought, manage crops and acknowledge the areas’ special challenges.

Hand-me-down nature

Hand-me-down nature

A bit of Mr. Sharp is handed down to another generation

Collaboration helps all of us do more

Collaboration helps all of us do more

Farmers are significant landowners in Ontario, growing and harvesting our food while caretaking millions of acres of land.