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.

Where Bobolinks flit among the cattails

Where Bobolinks flit among the cattails

Forty years is just the beginning for a restored wetland in Middlesex County.

Family’s natural legacy lives on at Norwich Township farm

Family’s natural legacy lives on at Norwich Township farm

Redvers ranchers earn stewardship award thanks to holistic management

Redvers ranchers earn stewardship award thanks to holistic management

By replicating how bison used the land centuries ago, a Saskatchewan farm is fostering healthy soil and a healthy landscape.

Team players: Sports hall of famers join DUC’s lineup of landowner partners

Team players: Sports hall of famers join DUC’s lineup of landowner partners

Gord, John and Russell Paddock join their mother, Alvina, to protect habitat at their Oak River, Manitoba farm.

A rural family in Chatham-Kent steps up to restore a wetland

A rural family in Chatham-Kent steps up to restore a wetland

Funding partners joined forces to restore aquatic habitat in Ontario’s farm country.

Land donations support our conservation mission

Land donations support our conservation mission

Securing land keeps habitat tucked safely under our wing.

Rapid City family makes wetlands part of their farming future

Rapid City family makes wetlands part of their farming future

Tom and Valerie Northam accessed DUC's landowner programs to restore and protect 29 wetlands on their Rapid City area property.

Alberta grasslands: where the buffalo roam again

Alberta grasslands: where the buffalo roam again

Ranchers and DUC work together to conserve native prairie grassland and bring bison back at the Shell Buffalo Hills Conservation Ranch.

Natural habitat improves grazing land for cattle ranchers

Natural habitat improves grazing land for cattle ranchers

Habitat restoration project provides business and environmental benefits at Alberta cattle farm.