Protecting Alberta wetlands through restoration and DUC's Revolving Land Program
“In all my lifetime memories, enjoying the sights and sounds of the marshland on our farm on a warm summer evening is something I will never forget. That is a connection to nature that I hope all Canadians would be able to experience,” says Chuck Moser, DUC’s national Volunteer…
In 2016, the DUC/CPS forage program will offset the cost of Proven Seed forage varieties when producers convert cultivated land to hay or pastureland.
Urban classes discover wetlands at Calgary's Bow Habitat Station
Through this program, DUC purchases land, restores its wetlands and grasslands and then makes it available to buyers on the real estate market with a conservation easement on the title.
If wetlands have been drained or altered on your land, we can help you bring them back to life.
Legal tools to help you protect the habitat on your land
Building awareness and credibility of winter wheat as a highly productive crop option for western Canadian farmers.
The restored area remains under the management of the landowner and can be hayed or grazed but not drained, altered or tilled during the term of the agreement. Landowners receive compensation from DUC for this restriction which could be used by farmers to support new land purchases. The lease program is a very good fit for cattle producers who have drained wetlands on grazing lands.
Turning back the clock on drained Alberta wetlands
Mentors are as much a part of waterfowling memories as decoys, blinds and birds.