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Manitoba is where Ducks Unlimited Canada began

More than 80 years later, our wetland conservation and restoration work is more important than ever.

The province’s southwest corner is part of the Prairie Pothole Region, one of the world’s most important waterfowl breeding grounds. It’s home to hundreds of other wildlife species too, including some at risk of extinction.

These pools not only provide wildlife habitat, they benefit people. They clean our water, mitigate climate change, protect against flood and drought, and add to our quality of life.

But we’re losing these natural wonders. Parts of the province have lost up to 70 per cent of their wetlands, and drainage continues.

Playing in the snow at Oak Hammock Marsh
Playing in the snow at Oak Hammock Marsh

Manitoba by the numbers

Ducks Unlimited Canada and its partners — including volunteers, governments, donors, agriculture, and industry — work to slow this loss and even restore drained wetlands.

22,867 Habitat Acres Conserved

3,226 Volunteers

Supporting our conservation efforts

3,226 Landowner Partners

Protecting vital habitat

DUC visited the construction site for the South Reader outlet dam
DUC visited the construction site for the South Reader outlet dam © DUC

Rebuilding the South Reader Outlet

How a $1.5 million project on the Saskatchewan River Delta is helping wildlife, fish and communities near The Pas.

In summer of 2018, DUC visited the construction site for the South Reader outlet dam, a rebuild of a water control structure that will protect world-renowned waterfowl habitat. The project, now complete, will help to maintain 260,000 acres (105,218 hectares) of habitat—an area more than twice the size of Winnipeg.

Learn more about the South Reader Outlet


The Latest Stories from Manitoba

Say hello to the Harry J. Enns Wetland Discovery Centre

Say hello to the Harry J. Enns Wetland Discovery Centre

Oakbank teen earns Wetland Hero distinction with nest box project

Oakbank teen earns Wetland Hero distinction with nest box project

Oak Hammock Marsh nest cam gives intimate look at Canada goose and her nest

Oak Hammock Marsh nest cam gives intimate look at Canada goose and her nest

A special web cam monitors the progress of a Canada goose and her mate, who chose the rooftop of DUC's national offices at Oak Hammock Marsh for their nest. Read Now

Forging relationships to forge ahead

Forging relationships to forge ahead

This was Cathy Gulka’s reaction when the Regina resident learned that she had been selected as Saskatchewan’s Volunteer of the Year. Read Now

Wetland Centre of Excellence

Manitoba Resources

Hay for Tender: Manitoba

Hay for Tender: Manitoba

Each year, we offer thousands of forage acres to Manitoba producers for haying opportunities. Tenders close at noon on July 25, 2019.

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Manitoba Prairie Wetland Classification Guide

Manitoba Prairie Wetland Classification Guide

The Manitoba Prairie Wetland Classification Guide is designed to help landowners classify their wetlands when submitting a Water Rights application for legal drainage or other water management activities on their property.

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Conservation Easements

Conservation Easements

Legal tools to help you protect the habitat on your land

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Marginal Areas Program

Marginal Areas Program

Farm less. Make more. The new Marginal Areas Program increases your profits while farming fewer acres. It provides a financial incentive to seed those hard-to-access/poorly producing areas to perennial forages.

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