How we take care of it now will determine our prosperity and sustainability later. That’s why we are committed to conserving Alberta’s wetlands and grasslands. By working together with landowners, communities, government and partners, we have a better and brighter future ahead – one that is rich in natural assets, resources and biodiversity.
Alberta. Dynamic. Resilient.
Albertans have a strong connection to the land
From native prairie grasslands, to the aspen parkland to the boreal forest, our landscape and environment supports our way of life, our well-being, and our economic prosperity.
Alberta by the numbers
We share a common vision to conserve our most valuable natural assets because once they are lost, so too, is our way of life.
2400 Habitat projects
That connect with nature and support local economies
4512 Landowner partners
Balancing conservation goals with those of landowners
2.3 million Acres conserved since 1938
Conserving valuable natural resources for our future
Maximizing the power of Natural Green Infrastructure
DUC works with landowners to enhance the power of natural green infrastructure (NGI) which include wetlands, grasslands and forests by protecting existing areas and restoring others. The impact of this work is significant. When DUC restores a wetland that was previously drained, its functionality returns and with it, so do the ecological benefits such as such as flood and drought mitigation, and increased biodiversity. The scope and scale of DUC’s work to restore and retain Alberta’s natural green infrastructure on the landscape is significant.
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