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.
The Special Areas was formed in 1938 by the provincial government when the drought of the Dirty Thirties forced more than 25,000 farmers off about 1.5 million acres of homestead land. Some farmers and ranchers stayed, changed the way they farmed and learned to adapt to the land, tackle drought, manage crops and acknowledge the areas’ special challenges.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation makes a large conservation investment in Canada’s Prairies, helping to preserve important wetland and grassland habitat.
Videographer Brian Keating gets front-row seat to elaborate avian choreography