A butterfly in winter

A butterfly in winter

"I looked down at my mitt and thought I had a piece of bark on it. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a butterfly."

The power of small wetlands for clean water

The power of small wetlands for clean water

New research quantifies the role of restored wetlands in capturing phosphorus in agricultural watersheds

Biodiversity in Missaquash Marsh

Biodiversity in Missaquash Marsh

There’s no better place to celebrate biodiversity and World Wetlands Day 2020 than Atlantic Canada’s Missaquash Marsh.

Urban wetlands are the focus for coastal cities

Urban wetlands are the focus for coastal cities

While the groundhog may steal the spotlight every February 2nd, more and more communities around B.C. are focusing on wetlands as a way to combat climate change and the devastating effects it has on the landscape.

Canada’s boreal forest has many regions that share a common truth

Canada’s boreal forest has many regions that share a common truth

For the health of our environment and for our enjoyment of nature, maintaining biodiversity in wetlands across the boreal forest of Canada is crucial.

Manitoba’s pothole wetlands teem with life, but they’re disappearing

Manitoba’s pothole wetlands teem with life, but they’re disappearing

Southwest Manitoba is home to prairie pothole wetlands, remarkable “biodiversity hotspots” that support a variety of life, from microorganisms to mighty moose.

Saving the breeding grounds of the piping plover

Saving the breeding grounds of the piping plover

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.

Marguerite-d’Youville Wildlife Refuge

Marguerite-d’Youville Wildlife Refuge

An ongoing biodiversity improvement project located on Saint-Bernard Island, it has become a haven for creatures great and small.

Invasive phragmites and the wetlands of tomorrow

Invasive phragmites and the wetlands of tomorrow

How can we reduce the impacts of non-native phragmites on wetlands?

The fight to conserve our wetlands

The fight to conserve our wetlands

Wetlands are a biological resource akin to rainforests and coral reefs. They are an epicentre of life that cannot be replicated. Where wetlands suffer, so too does the immense biodiversity they support.

Alberta farmers forage ahead with DUC and Nutrien Ag Solutions

Alberta farmers forage ahead with DUC and Nutrien Ag Solutions

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.