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.
The program provides funding for wetland replacement projects and is designed to help mitigate wetland loss throughout the province.
The release of a new made-for-Alberta field guide is equipping residents with practical resources about wetland habitats in their backyard.
DUC works with private landowner to restore and conserve critical ecosystems on their donation of land in Alberta.
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.
DUC's Alberta team reflects on a year of conservation progress.
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 Alberta farm known as "Elsie’s Place” gets new lease on life as a land donation to Ducks Unlimited Canada.
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.
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.
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