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.
Seeing is believing. Alberta birdwatchers could barely believe their eyes when they sighted a whooping crane in southern and central Alberta in 2020.
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.
Introducing Thorsten Hebben, DUC's new provincial manager of operations in Alberta.
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?
Alberta’s grasslands appear to be a healthy, extensive and uninspiring monoculture. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Planning is currently underway to re-open popular DUC conservation project areas in Alberta that typically attract a high number of visitors.
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.
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.
For the health of our environment and for our enjoyment of nature, maintaining biodiversity in wetlands across the boreal forest of Canada is crucial.
The Junction Lake project, breeding grounds of the piping plover, is an excellent example of partners working together to conserve and restore habitats, not only in Alberta, but across Canada that benefit multiple species and promote biodiversity.