Ducks Unlimited Canada
National Boreal Program
17504 111th Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5S 0A2

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Ducks Unlimited Canada National Boreal Program

The National Boreal Program of Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has over 20 years of experience working with governments, Indigenous Peoples, and industry to develop comprehensive, science-based solutions for conserving boreal wetlands. Find out how you can partner with us to meet your conservation goals.


Our Solutions

Working with us, you can feel confident knowing you are making decisions that are based on quality decision-support tools backed by years of experience and sound science.

Products & decision support tools

  • Wetland inventory mapping
  • Enhanced Wetland Classification (EWC) map products
  • Carbon storage values
  • Caribou habitat preference
  • Biodiversity tool
  • Waterfowl modelling

Our services

  • Land use planning
  • Best management practices
  • Wetland policy consultation
  • GIS & remote sensing analysis
  • Wetlands training

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Our Partners

Our partners have helped us classify and inventory wetlands across Canada’s boreal plains. They have supported us in developing guidebooks and learning how to build better roads in and around boreal wetlands. And in-turn, partners use our scientific research, geospatial data and conservation planning expertise to address their conservation challenges and support wetlands across Canada’s boreal.

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Programs & Initiatives

Forest Management Wetland Stewardship Initiative

Learn how the forest sector is leading the way to wetland stewardship in the boreal forest through sustainable forest management.




Knowledge Exchange

Need on-the-ground boreal wetland support and information? Or are you a researcher with information to share? Sharing boreal wetland knowledge is a top priority for conservation and for DUC. Find out how you can participate!


Why the boreal?

Why are boreal wetlands so important to conserve? Not only does conservation of wetlands help mitigate climate change, the Canadian boreal provides food and shelter for millions of waterfowl each summer. Forty per cent of North America’s waterfowl breed in the boreal forest. It is critical habitat for Canada’s most iconic species such as caribou, moose, wolf, cougar, lynx and grizzly bear.

Learn about Canada’s boreal forest