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Ontario’s Natural Infrastructure

The need for wetland conservation to support a healthy and prosperous Ontario has never been greater.

We are the national leader in wetland conservation. Since 1974, we’ve worked in Ontario to conserve 1 million acres of wetlands and adjacent habitat such as grassland, forest or other upland habitats. Wetlands are hard-working ecosystems that deliver cleaner water, capture carbon and nutrients, and preserve and increase habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife including endangered species.

All this, while providing natural climate buffers for Ontario communities. Wetlands are a natural solution.

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Wondering if our work adds up?

Our conservation footprint in Ontario

1 million ACRES CONSERVED

Since 1974

3,397 LANDOWNERS

Protecting vital habitat

5,032 HABITAT PROJECTS

Under our care

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Indigenous Peoples

Ducks Unlimited Canada respects that we in Ontario are all on lands traditionally occupied by Indigenous Peoples, who continue to shape this land today.


 

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Paying It Forward

Join Phil Holst of DUC’s Board of Directors on a visit to Heritage Hill Farms in Wellington County to see how seventh-generation dairy farmer Mary Ann Doré is paying forward stewardship as part of her family legacy.


 


The Latest Stories from Ontario

NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Wetlands Conservation Partner Program

We’re making change happen on the landscape. It's an unprecedented year for wetland restoration in Southern Ontario. Demand for wetland restoration is at an all-time high as Ontario landowners connect healthy landscapes with clean water and flood management for their communities. The Government of Ontario’s Wetlands Conservation Partner Program, a $30 million, five-year program focusing on enhancing and restoring wetlands in the Great Lakes watersheds, is supporting municipal stormwater management and building climate change resiliency. VISIT THE INTERACTIVE ARCGIS STORYMAP

ONTARIO RESOURCES FOR YOU

Wetland Restoration

Wetland Restoration

If wetlands have been drained or altered on your land, we can help you bring them back to life.

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Habitat Restoration Consulting Services

Habitat Restoration Consulting Services

Rehabilitation projects of any size—from planning, permitting and construction to follow-up monitoring programs.

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Hunting in Ontario

Hunting in Ontario

We are pleased to provide opportunities to visit DUC properties.

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Wood Duck Nest Boxes

Wood Duck Nest Boxes

Guidance for nest box volunteers in Ontario.

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