Partnering with landowners is a true win-win. Our resources and programs help restore and protect Canada’s land and water, and can become an integral part of a landowner’s long-term management plan.
We offer specialized resources for different regions of Canada, based on conservation needs and landowner priorities. Learn about programs and information available for your area, or contact one of our provincial offices to speak with a conservation specialist directly.
Each year, we offer thousands of forage acres to Manitoba producers for haying opportunities. Tenders close at noon on June 30, 2021.
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.
The Manitoba Prairie Wetland Classification Guide is designed to help landowners classify their wetlands when submitting a Water Rights application for legal drainage or other water management activities on their property.
Guidance for nest box volunteers in Ontario.
Farm less. Make more. The new Marginal Areas Program increases your profits while farming fewer acres. It provides a financial incentive to seed those hard-to-access/poorly producing areas to perennial forages.
Let us help you save on your Managed Forest Plan while conserving one of our most important natural resources: wetlands.
Helping with your purchases of Proven Seed forage varieties from Nutrien by underwriting a significant portion of your seed costs.
As a unique opportunity for local producers, DUC makes land available for haying and/or grazing with annual tenders. Tenders close at noon on July 12th, 2019.
As a unique opportunity for Alberta producers, DUC makes land available for haying and/or grazing with annual tenders.
Currently available in French only
Interactive map systems detail Canadian wetlands inventory, wildlife data and more.
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.
Incentives for winter cover crops of grasses, legumes or grains.
A community of rotational grazers who work together to improve the management of their pastures.
Acquiring lands that provide valuable staging or breeding habitat.
Acquiring lands that provide valuable foraging habitat for overwintering waterfowl.
Working with landowners, producers and range tenure holders to conserve habitat
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.
Installing nest boxes in or around wetlands gives cavity nesters a helping hand.
This resource booklet gives you inspiring examples and step-by-step ideas on activities to take action.