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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.

South Smith Creek wetlands

Ducks Unlimited Canada completes an amphibian salvage at the South Smith Creek wetlands, located about 50 kilometres southeast of Vanderhoof, as they move to naturalize the habitat, removing barriers to improve the area for fish and wildlife in the region.


The Latest Stories from British Columbia

Ken Ferris leaves lasting impression at Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ken Ferris leaves lasting impression at Ducks Unlimited Canada

One of DUC’s most renowned artists and tireless fundraisers is set to call it a career at the end of the year. Ken Ferris, DUC’s manager of volunteer and corporate fundraising for northern B.C., is retiring. Read Now

The gift that keeps on giving

The gift that keeps on giving

As a young child growing up in Poland, Aleksandra Kepczynska—known as Ola to friends—had no idea unwrapping a present would shape the rest of her life and a budding career in conservation. Read Now

DUC in BC Canadian Navigable Waters Act Application

DUC in BC Canadian Navigable Waters Act Application

Ducks Unlimited Canada hereby gives notice that an application has been made to the Minister of Transport, pursuant to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act for approval of breaches to Woodward Dam. Read Now

Maher donation sets up students for next decade

Maher donation sets up students for next decade

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