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.
Crops and cattle need safe and reliable water. So do we.
Alberta ranchers Brad and Terri Mappin are always looking to improve their land and their bottom line. DUC's wetland restoration and forage programs helped.
Cutting-edge climate data reveal the nature of change in tomorrow’s landscapes
DUC researchers collaborate on landscape-level climate questions for wetlands
Brian Hepworth appointed to Director of Regional Operations – Prairie and Boreal Region
As another step in his long and successful 32-year career with Ducks Unlimited Canada, Brian is assuming this senior role that will oversee conservation operations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as the vast and important landscapes of Canada’s boreal region.
DUC’s Top 22 in 2022
We've put together our top conservation wins this year
Wings Over Water documentary captivates audiences with a bird’s eye view of the Prairies
The film follows the migratory journeys of three bird species that make remarkable flights to the wetlands of North America’s prairies
Nature-based learning takes flight in Alberta
DUC launches Alberta's first Wetland Centre of Excellence in St. Albert
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 replacement 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.