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British Columbia

Conserving Canada's West Coast Wonders.

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Our work in British Columbia

Climate change  and land-use change are two pressures that displace wildlife on Canada’s west coast. Increasingly, communities are facing floods, fires and sea-level rise. These hazards affect B.C.’s ecosystems, too.

We’re working to conserve and restore vital wildlife habitats in the estuaries where coastal rivers meet the Pacific Coast, including the mighty Fraser River. We’re supporting Indigenous-led conservation planning which helps protect biodiversity and sustainable development in ancestral territories. We’re restoring wetlands for species at risk in the rapidly populating Pacific Interior regions.

These programs are guided by a commitment to collaboration and pioneering conservation delivery that benefits Canada’s wildlife.


Conservation by the numbers in B.C.

Our mission is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands for British Columbia’s waterfowl, wildlife, and people.

581 Habitat projects

498,591 Acres conserved

1,030 Landowner partners

A Ducks Unlimited Canada in B.C. conservation specialist conducts fish sampling in the Fraser River Estuary as part of the Coastal Restoration Fund program. A new paper by 23 leading conservation specialists from across B.C. are pushing for Priority Threat Management, a new way to govern how the Fraser River Estuary is protected.
A Ducks Unlimited Canada in B.C. conservation specialist conducts fish sampling in the Fraser River Estuary as part of the Coastal Restoration Fund program. A new paper by 23 leading conservation specialists from across B.C. are pushing for Priority Threat Management, a new way to govern how the Fraser River Estuary is protected. © DUC

Finding solutions for the Fraser River Estuary

From creating new tidal marsh habitat for spawning salmon, to restoring decades of lost tidal marsh vital to overwintering waterfowl, the Fraser River Estuary’s ability to flourish is helped by our partnerships, ongoing commitment to on-the-ground conservation and finding solutions that will safeguard the vital habitats within this critical ecosystem.

Learn more about our Fraser River Estuary work

Explore Wetlands in British Columbia

Explore Wetlands in British Columbia

Explore a local wetland—relax and connect with the outdoors any time of year. Learn about beautiful wetland destinations in British Columbia.

Bringing conservation to life in the Fraser River Estuary

Bringing conservation to life in the Fraser River Estuary

As the largest estuary in B.C., the Fraser River Estuary supports an abundance of wildlife: it is the main artery that feeds biodiversity on B.C.’s West Coast.

Boundary Bay Tidal Marsh Restoration Project

Boundary Bay Tidal Marsh Restoration Project

Ducks Unlimited Canada is embarking on a project to remove log debris from an area of salt marsh in the Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area.

Sturgeon Bank Sediment Enhancement Pilot Project

Sturgeon Bank Sediment Enhancement Pilot Project

Designed to deliver new sediments to the Fraser River estuary foreshore, the Sturgeon Bank Sediment Enhancement Pilot Project is aimed at restoring tidal marsh fish habitat and building marsh resilience to keep pace with rising seas.

On The Rise

Conservation and Sea-Level Rise in British Columbia

Climate change and the threat posed by the rising tides along B.C.’s coast pose a critical threat to families, business, and our precious ecosystem. The wetlands we conserve aren’t just for ducks – there for us also. Our conservation work is helping to address the impacts of sea-level rise through collaboration, partnership, and critical conservation work.
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