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Our work in British Columbia

The west coast has one of the most diverse landscapes in Canada.

Mountains tower over wetlands as salmon journey through the more than 440 lush estuaries along the Pacific Coast. The Interior sees more than 1.5 million waterfowl breed each year, while several hundred thousand more pass to-and-from on route to the boreal forest.

The Pacific Flyway is critical to the survival of waterfowl, with eight million passing through the coast and Vancouver Island during migration and the winter. But our ecosystem is under threat. Climate change and development are risks to the province’s future. DUC is working throughout B.C. to ensure future generations can experience and benefit from these incredible ecological gifts.


Conservation by the Numbers in B.C.

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

8 Million Migrating Waterfowl

Pass through the coast of Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland during migration and the winter.

1.5 Million Waterfowl breed in the Interior of B.C.

The region also hosts several hundred thousand more passing through to-and-from the boreal forest.

85% Fresh Water Wetlands

Destroyed or altered in developed areas of B.C.

80% Coastal Wetlands

Destroyed or altered in developed areas of B.C.


The Latest Stories from British Columbia

Hooked on making a difference

Hooked on making a difference

Tosh Sutherland has been part of the DUC salmon monitoring crew working in the South Arm Marshes Wildlife Management Area.

Chilliwack Middle School students clean up Hope Slough

Chilliwack Middle School students clean up Hope Slough

DUC is proud to recognize the Grade 6 class from Chilliwack Middle School as their newest Wetland Heroes. The class cleaned up Hope Slough, a local wetland overrun with litter.

Species at risk focus of wetland restoration in B.C.’s South Okanagan

Species at risk focus of wetland restoration in B.C.’s South Okanagan

DUC excavated nine new small wetlands to provide habitat for spadefoot toads, tiger salamanders and other wildlife.

Glenn Dreger is DUC’s Volunteer of the Year in B.C.

Glenn Dreger is DUC’s Volunteer of the Year in B.C.

What started as a small group looking to form a DUC chapter in Kamloops has blossomed into 37 years of dedication to conservation and unequivocal friendships for Glenn Dreger.

On The Rise