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
3,600 HABITAT PROJECTS
That connect with nature and support local economies
4,576 LANDOWNER PARTNERS
Balancing conservation goals with those of landowners
1.8 million ACRES CONSERVED SINCE 1938
Conserving valuable natural resources for our future
5.8 million ACRES INFLUENCED
Does not include additional acres influenced in the province’s boreal region
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.
The Latest Stories from Saskatchewan
As more research uncovers the significance of wetlands, their conservation will benefit a diverse array of species, including songbirds.
The Fowler family farm, once a productive agricultural landscape, now a lush wildlife-friendly mix of wetlands, aspen bluffs and hay.
Teamwork, camaraderie and a sense of purpose are the driving force behind Charlene Seabrook's volunteer efforts with DUC.
New DUC research will help farmers save fertilizer costs when growing high-yielding winter wheat.