How our work impacts conservation across Canada.
Where we’re working on the ground from coast to coast.
We need your help to protect our water, wildlife, and wetlands. Here’s how you can make an impact.
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.
Saskatchewan by the numbers
3869 Habitat projects
That connect with nature and support local economies
1.4 million Acres conserved
6934 Landowner partners
Balancing conservation goals with those of landowners
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.
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Saskatchewan Programs & Resources
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.Read now
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.Read now
Helping with your purchases of Proven Seed forage varieties from Nutrien by underwriting a significant portion of your seed costs.Read now
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.Read now
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.Read now