A 40-year commitment to wetlands, waterfowl and future generations
When it comes to dedicated volunteers, Alberta's Frank Lockhart stands out in a crowd.
DUC analyzing wetlands on farms and ranches for carbon capture
High-tech monitoring towers in Manitoba measuring benefits of nature-based climate solutions.
Ducks Unlimited Canada launches a new program for grain growers in Alberta
The new Marginal Areas Program is just one way DUC is partnering with Alberta growers to increase the profitability of their land.
DUC responds to Alberta Budget 2022
New DUC research will help farmers save fertilizer costs
New DUC research will help farmers save fertilizer costs when growing high-yielding winter wheat.
Fort McMurray class named Wetland Heroes after successful fundraiser
DUC is proud to recognize the Grade 6 class from St. Martha Catholic School in Fort McMurray, Alberta as our newest Wetland Heroes. Their fundraiser helped raise $2,000 for wetland conservation.
Alberta’s Wetland Replacement Program
The program provides funding for wetland restoration projects and is designed to help mitigate wetland loss throughout the province.
Introducing the Alberta Wetland Classification Field Guide
The release of a new made-for-Alberta field guide is equipping residents with practical resources about wetland habitats in their backyard.
A unique land donation: The Arnold project
DUC works with private landowner to restore and conserve critical ecosystems on their donation of land in Alberta.
Alberta Wetland Classification System Field Guide
The Alberta Wetland Classification System Field Guide is designed for use in the field and intended for anyone interested in identifying and classifying wetlands in Alberta, from industry and government practitioners to landowners, Indigenous communities and more.
To conserve and protect
DUC's Alberta team reflects on a year of conservation progress.
How our funding works
Ducks Unlimited Canada conservation supports environmental sustainability and economic growth in Alberta. Here’s a closer look at how we deliver our conservation mission and how our funding is received and put to work on the landscape.
The good place
The Alberta farm known as "Elsie’s Place” gets new lease on life as a land donation to Ducks Unlimited Canada.
Quinn Beck is DUC’s Volunteer of the Year in Alberta
Quinn Beck’s passion for the environment, for wetlands and for habitat runs deep and visceral. It’s genetic, pulsing through him down the years.
DUC’s Revolving Land Conservation Program is on the mark
More than 1,700 acres; five projects. That’s how many acres and conservation projects under DUC’s Revolving Land Conservation program were put back in the hands of Alberta farmers and landowners this fall.
Rare bird sighting is evidence that conservation matters
Seeing is believing. Alberta birdwatchers could barely believe their eyes when they sighted a whooping crane in southern and central Alberta in 2020.
Wetland restoration and Alberta Wetland Policy benefit a farm family
For Leroy and Mary Feldberg, their wetland restoration project provides better control of spring flooding on their land, continued use of the land for grazing, increased wildlife habitat and financial compensation.
Meet Alberta’s new manager of provincial operations
Introducing Thorsten Hebben, DUC's new provincial manager of operations in Alberta.
Seeing is Believing: rare bird sighting proves conservation matters
Beer and conservation come together for Alberta farming family
When it comes to agriculture in Alberta, there are obvious linkages to the food we eat and the land where its produced. But have you ever thought about a connection between wetlands and beer?
Voices unite to protect Alberta’s grasslands
Alberta’s grasslands appear to be a healthy, extensive and uninspiring monoculture. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Plans to re-open Frank Lake, Clifford E. Lee to public underway
Planning is currently underway to re-open popular DUC conservation project areas in Alberta that typically attract a high number of visitors.
Conservation programs in Alberta needed now more than ever
There will be more wetlands and habitat acres restored in Alberta as Ducks Unlimited Canada continues to deliver its conservation programs with landowners this spring.
Sharing lessons of conservation with the next generation
Giving back to nature is part of Kevin Guenard’s DNA. The Calgary outdoorsman has spent the past 22 years volunteering with DUC to conserve Alberta’s precious wetlands—including those along the Sheep River Valley where Guenard first got hooked on the wild as a youngster.