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.
Jennifer Churchill-Bartlett and Brent Bartlett nominated for Volunteer of the Year
“It is a great accomplishment to be viewed in our community as ‘duck people’ and affiliated with such a great organization,” says Jennifer Churchill-Bartlett. Known by friends as the “head quacker”, Churchill-Bartlett and her husband, Brent Bartlett, are DUC’s Volunteer of the Year nominees from Deer Lake, N.L. The…
Vote for wetlands: make your voice heard
You can help put wetland conservation at the forefront during Saskatchewan's provincial election.
Canadian artists help paint a positive future for conservation
DUC's annual National Art Portfolio promotes artists while raising funds for wetland conservation.
Great Lakes come with great responsibility
Canada and the United States commit to clean up Lake Erie’s eerie waters
Big Grass Marsh repairs completed
New agreement leads to action at Duck Factory No. 1.
Outdoor learning for more Ontario students
New funding will help more youth learn about nature and conservation.
Managing our forests with water quality in mind
Best management practices focus of new partnership between DUC and Tembec
Forage program offers farmers a financial break
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.
Wetland Discovery Days connect students with nature
Urban classes discover wetlands at Calgary's Bow Habitat Station
Revolving Land Conservation Program
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
Winter Wheat Extension
Building awareness and credibility of winter wheat as a highly productive crop option for western Canadian farmers.
Crop Cover Program
Incentives for winter cover crops of grasses, legumes or grains.
DUC grazing clubs bring farmers together to learn from other farmers and industry experts on ways to increase profitability and sustainability.
Wetland and Estuary Acquisition
Acquiring lands that provide valuable staging or breeding habitat.
Agricultural Land Acquisition
Acquiring lands that provide valuable foraging habitat for overwintering waterfowl.
Range Enhancement Incentive Program
Working with landowners, producers and range tenure holders to conserve habitat
Wetland Restoration Lease Program
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.
Nest Box Maintenance Program
Installing nest boxes in or around wetlands gives cavity nesters a helping hand.
Wetland Care Guide
This resource booklet gives you inspiring examples and step-by-step ideas on activities to take action.
Restoring habitat in grazing country
Turning back the clock on drained Alberta wetlands
Calton Swamp rejuvenation
Outdoor enthusiasts in Aylmer, Ont. celebrate wetland rejuvenation project
Reinventing corduroy roads
Rediscovering an old practice to help conserve boreal wetlands.