Ducks Unlimited Canada

Our Conservation work in Ontario

The need for wetland conservation to support a healthy and prosperous Ontario has never been greater.

Wetlands are part of Ontario’s watersheds, connecting across the province in a natural mosaic that sustains plants, animals and people alike. To drain or degrade wetlands here and there is like chipping a hole in the collective water pipe that sustains all of us.

Almost every living creature depends on water. Without clean water, communities face declining health and opportunity. Picture the Ontario that you want to live in. Now picture this beautiful province without the living things that need clean water to function or live. Pollution, climate change and competing land uses are affecting forests, wetlands, lakes and streams. Wetlands are a natural solution.

Hullett Marsh aerial photo
Hullett Marsh aerial photo

980,693 Acres

3,364 Landowners

4,152 Projects

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The Latest Stories from Ontario

New Habitat on the Old River Farm

New Habitat on the Old River Farm

A partnership on the Thames River is part of a green infrastructure awakening. Read Now

A grassland haven for the bobolink

A grassland haven for the bobolink

Ontario farming family restores bird habitat on their land to help species at risk. Read Now

Ontario volunteer’s fly-by brings new appreciation for wetlands on his home turf

Ontario volunteer’s fly-by brings new appreciation for wetlands on his home turf

Volunteer Tom Cybolsky sees his local waters and wildlife from a new perspective, on an aerial inspection of DUC conservation projects Read Now

Believing in what you do

Believing in what you do

Ontario Volunteer of the Year John Stewart shares why he’s a custodian of the land. Read Now

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