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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.

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.

At the kitchen table, farm gate or in the field, DUC’s conservation staff work with farmers and landowners everyday to find the right programs that align with their conservation and business goals.
At the kitchen table, farm gate or in the field, DUC’s conservation staff work with farmers and landowners everyday to find the right programs that align with their conservation and business goals.

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.


The Latest Stories from Alberta

Outdoor classrooms unlock the wonders of wetlands

Outdoor classrooms unlock the wonders of wetlands

School field trips connect Alberta youngsters to nature. Read Now

Spring clean-up plants seeds of conservation

Spring clean-up plants seeds of conservation

Calgary families pitch in at Bow Habitat Station for wetlands at DUC’s Boots at the Bow event Read Now

You get out what you put in

You get out what you put in

Alberta’s Volunteer of the Year Lois Rissling takes pride in supporting healthy habitat. Read Now

Ducks call on goats and cows to fight invasive plants in Prairie Canada

Ducks call on goats and cows to fight invasive plants in Prairie Canada

Moo-ve over, space invaders! Livestock’s got you “bleat” Read Now

PRAIRIE WETLANDS ARE POWERFUL

Resources for Albertans

Alberta Hay/Graze Tender Program

Alberta Hay/Graze Tender Program

As a unique opportunity for Alberta producers, DUC makes land available for haying and/or grazing with annual tenders.

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10-Year Lease Program

10-Year Lease Program

Compensating landowners based on current fair market value for restored wetland areas.

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Conservation Easements

Conservation Easements

Legal tools to help you protect the habitat on your land

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Forage Program

Forage Program

Helping with your purchases of Proven Seed forage varieties from Nutrien by underwriting a significant portion of your seed costs.

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Revolving Land Conservation Program

Revolving Land Conservation Program

Bringing wildlife and working landscapes together in rural communities.

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