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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

3,136 Projects under our care

4,480 Landowners who protect vital habitat

1.7 million Acres conserved

4.5 million Acres influenced

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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


The Latest Stories from Saskatchewan

Citizen scientists get their start down on the farm

Citizen scientists get their start down on the farm

Mack and Sybil Zibin’s nature-loving legacy continues to inspire family today.

Jodie Wenman named DUC’s National Volunteer of the Year

Jodie Wenman named DUC’s National Volunteer of the Year

Jodie Wenman came to DUC for the friendship and stayed for the waterfowl. Sixteen years later, her passion for conservation is stronger than ever.

Two brothers from Regina named Wetland Heroes 

Two brothers from Regina named Wetland Heroes 

Duo help develop wildly successful nature guides for their hometown.

New training ground for aspiring scientists

New training ground for aspiring scientists

Dr. Mitch Weegman has been named the Ducks Unlimited Canada Endowed Chair in Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation. His position is the first of its kind in the country.

Saskatchewan Programs & Resources

Saskatchewan Hay and Grazing Tenders

Saskatchewan Hay and Grazing Tenders

As a unique opportunity for local producers, DUC makes land available for haying and/or grazing with annual tenders. Tenders close at noon on July 12th, 2019.

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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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