Natural Heritage Conservation Program projects conserved by DUC
Part of an extensive system of waterfowl habitats around the lower Great Lakes, St. Luke’s Marsh and other coastal wetlands are among the most significant migratory stopover areas on the continentLearn more
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.Learn more
Supporting biodiversity and species at risk
At least seven species at risk are benefiting from habitat protected by DUC through the Natural Heritage Conservation Program.
- Least Bittern
- Eastern Meadowlark
- American Badger (Western)
- Barn Swallow
- Burrowing Owl
- Red-headed Woodpecker
The Government of Canada’s Natural Heritage Conservation Program is a unique public-private partnership to support new protected and conserved areas by securing private lands and private interests in lands. The program is managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Federal funds invested in the program are matched with contributions raised by NCC and its partners, Ducks Unlimited Canada, and the country’s land trust community.