Albertans have a strong connection to the land
From native prairie grasslands, to the aspen parkland to the boreal forest, our landscape and environment supports our way of life, our well-being, and our economic prosperity.
How we take care of it now will determine our prosperity and sustainability later. That’s why we are committed to conserving Alberta’s wetlands and grasslands. By working together with landowners, communities, government and partners, we have a better and brighter future ahead – one that is rich in natural assets, resources and biodiversity.
Alberta by the numbers
We share a common vision to conserve our most valuable natural assets because once they are lost, so too, is our way of life.
2,644 HABITAT PROJECTS
That connect with nature and support local economies
4,444 LANDOWNER PARTNERS
Balancing conservation goals with those of landowners
2.4 million ACRES CONSERVED SINCE 1938
Conserving valuable natural resources for our future
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The program provides funding for wetland restoration projects and is designed to help mitigate wetland loss throughout the province.
Alberta Landowner Programs
The restored area remains under the management of the landowner and can be hayed or grazed but not drained, altered or tilled during the term of the agreement. Landowners receive compensation from DUC for this restriction which could be used by farmers to support new land purchases. The lease program is a very good fit for cattle producers who have drained wetlands on grazing lands.Read now
A conservation easement (CE) allows for compatible agricultural land use such as haying and grazing on a property. Because a CE supports the growth of native plants and protects the land’s natural features, perennial cover is maintained and can serve as a sustainable source of forage.Read now
The Alberta Wetland Classification System Field Guide is designed for use in the field and intended for anyone interested in identifying and classifying wetlands in Alberta, from industry and government practitioners to landowners, Indigenous communities and more.Read now