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Saskatchewan

Wetlands and grasslands work together in the heart of the prairies.

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How the work we do in Saskatchewan supports our conservation mission

It takes a collaborative approach to conserve these critical habitats, and our work here builds on the spirit of community embodied by the people of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan is renowned for having some of the most abundant and productive waterfowl habitat in North America. Situated within the pond-rich Prairie Pothole Region, ducks hatched and raised in our province disperse throughout the entire continent and beyond.

Saskatchewan’s wetlands and associated upland areas provide other far-reaching natural values too, supporting biodiversity – including species at risk – and storing carbon, preserving water quality in lakes and rivers, and buffering against floods and droughts.

Working alongside agricultural producers, industry groups, governments, and the public, we strive to ensure wetland values are appreciated and accounted for, and support our partners in achieving a sustainable balance between conservation and development.

Aerial photo of Saskatchewan prairie potholes

Saskatchewan by the numbers

4,227 Habitat projects

Connecting with nature and supporting local economies

2.8 million Acres conserved

7,029 Landowner partners

Balancing conservation goals with those of landowners

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The Ducks Unlimited Canada Endowed Chair in Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation

The first of its kind in Canada, the endowed chair will teach and mentor future scientists, conservationists, and wildlife managers studying at the University of Saskatchewan. The endowment will provide student support through graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships.

Learn more about the Endowed Chair Program

Explore Wetlands in Saskatchewan

Explore Wetlands in Saskatchewan

Explore a beautiful wetland to relax and connect with the outdoors any time of year. Learn about local wetland destinations in Saskatchewan, ready for your visit.

University of Saskatchewan – Ducks Unlimited Canada Endowed Chair

University of Saskatchewan – Ducks Unlimited Canada Endowed Chair

The Endowed Chair in Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation will provide generations of students with opportunities to pursue their passions in conservation while delivering research that addresses some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time.

Saskatchewan Programs & Resources

Saskatchewan Hay and Grazing Tenders

Saskatchewan Hay and Grazing Tenders

As a unique opportunity for local producers, Ducks Unlimited Canada makes land available for haying and/or grazing with annual tenders. T

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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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Forage Program

Forage Program

Helping with your purchases of Proven Seed forage varieties from Nutrien by underwriting a significant portion of your seed costs.

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Conservation Easements

Conservation Easements

A Conservation Easement (CE) is a legal agreement between a landowner and DUC that protect the land’s natural values. You maintain ownership and can continue to use the land for grazing, hay, and other low impact activities.

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Wetland Restoration

Wetland Restoration

If wetlands have been drained or altered on your land, we can help restore them to their natural levels. These projects can be combined with other programs such as our Conservation Easement (CE), lease or forage programs.

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