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Saskatchewan 101

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
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

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

Saskatchewan farm family’s deep roots anchor conservation ethic

Saskatchewan farm family’s deep roots anchor conservation ethic

This four-generation farm sits at the confluence of three major migration flyways. Here, potential waterfowl densities for all species combined are estimated at 51-60 pairs per square mile. Read Now

Saskatchewan conservation easement natural step in land legacy journey

Saskatchewan conservation easement natural step in land legacy journey

A couple from opposite coasts unites in appreciation of a special prairie place and protects it for the future Read Now

Helping nature with photography

Helping nature with photography

DUC volunteer and photographer Linda Leigh uses her images to help conservation Read Now

Wood duck brings birders together

Wood duck brings birders together

Saskatchewan photographer inspires other birders with avian imagery. Learn more about Hanna, and her love of wood ducks and photography. Read Now

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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