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Estimating carbon sequestration in wetlands

Boreal wetlands, particularly peatlands, play an important role in regulating global climate by storing a tremendous amount of carbon. The more we learn about these wetlands, the better able we’ll be to conserve them and mitigate the effects of climate change.

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Indigenous Land Use Planning in Akaitcho Néné

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the Akaitcho Treaty 8 Tribal Council have undertaken one of the largest, most innovative Indigenous-led land use planning projects in Canadian history. Together, they’re mapping 77 million acres (31 million hectares) of boreal wetlands in Akaitcho Néné, NWT.

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Enhanced wetland knowledge helps Ontario foresters plan road networks

In forestry, sustainability is often the name of the game. Forestry companies are allowed to harvest timber from publicly-owned forests so that we all may enjoy wood products like paper coffee cups, bathroom tissue, and wood furniture. At the same time, these companies are responsible for acting as stewards of the forest they are harvesting, and that includes the stewardship of wetlands within.

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Extreme Camping

Each spring, researcher Ryan Connon travels from suburban Ontario to a secluded region in N.W.T. to better understand how climate change will impact northern hydrology, including wetlands.

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Canada’s boreal forest – a vital ecosystem

The boreal forest is one of the most important ecosystems in the world. Canada’s boreal forest presents one of our best opportunities for conservation because of its biological, cultural and economic importance.
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