DUC’s National Boreal Program delivers wetland and waterfowl conservation in Canada’s boreal forest—one of the most important ecosystems in the world.
We have more than 20 years of experience working with governments, Indigenous Peoples and industry to develop comprehensive, science-based solutions to conservation challenges relating to boreal wetlands. We support protected areas, sustainable land use and wetland policy.
A sustainable approach
Canada’s boreal region is environmentally rich. It’s also changing.
We support conservation efforts that address the growing impacts of climate change and development. Our three-pronged approach recognizes the need to manage natural resources to achieve long-term environmental, social and economic goals for all who live and work in the boreal.
What we offer
DUC’s National Boreal Program offers conservation products and solutions including:
- wetland mapping, inventory and modelling products and services
- wetland best management practices
- wetlands training, outreach and extension
- sustainable land use planning
- consultation services
- scientific research
The National Boreal Program team includes scientists, conservation planners, geospatial experts and policy specialists. We come from different backgrounds but we have one thing in common: conservation is our calling.
We work with governments, Indigenous Peoples, industry and conservation groups to find innovative solutions to conservation challenges that threaten the boreal forest.