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Press Releases and Statements

K’asho Got’įnę and GNWT celebrate the establishment of Ts’udé Nilįné Tuyeta Indigenous Protected Area – November 26, 2019

Collaboration key to unique wetland stewardship initiative – October 21, 2019

Forest Management Wetland Stewardship Initiative extends partnership to 2020 – September 23, 2019

Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan to be managed by Government of Yukon and First Nations – August 26, 2019

Ducks Unlimited Canada delivers 77-million-acre wetland inventory to the NWT Treaty 8 Tribal Corporation – July 9, 2019

New guide promotes wetland best management practices in forest-sector operations – June 12, 2019

An update on wetland and waterfowl mapping in northwestern Ontario – June 5, 2019

Bill 38: Indigenous lands are poised to gain protection – May 31, 2019

Alberta Wetland Field Guide in development – May 27, 2019

New online wetlands training for practitioners working in Canada’s boreal – February 4, 2019

New publications provide guidance for working around boreal wetlands – December 11, 2018

Wyss foundation announces commitment to Edéhzhíe – October 31, 2018

Forestry and DUC collaboration launches new tools for foresters to protect migratory waterfowl – October 16, 2018

Dehcho First Nations secures protected area in boreal Northwest Territories – October 12, 2018

Collaborative approach to establishment of protected areas is the key to boreal conservation (Statement by Kevin Smith, national manager of boreal programs at Ducks Unlimited Canada, in response to the Government of Alberta’s boreal conservation announcement) – May 17, 2018

World Water Day: Alberta forest company joins forces with DUC to sustain northern wetlands – March 22, 2018

DUC and the Akaitcho Treaty 8 Council Undertake and Impressive Conservation Effort in the Boreal Forest – September 26, 2017

Ducks Unlimited Canada and Forestry Leaders Launch Innovative Collaboration on Boreal Forest Wetland Conservation – January 12, 2017

New National Field Guide Helps Wetlands and Forest Roads Coexist Using a Modern Spin on Old Methods – July 13, 2016

In the news

Media coverage, op-eds, and guest blog posts of the DUC National Boreal Program.
COMMENTARY: After a good start, there’s more to do on Yukon’s wetland policy Yukon News – October 15, 2019

New indigenous protected area respects people and the land – Valérie Courtois, Indigenous Leadership Initiative – August 21, 2019

SPOTLIGHT: maps, and some of the women behind our products – July 12, 2019

Ducks Unlimited Canada feels the love from Whitecourt after a fantastic fundraiser on Saturday, April 14 – Whitecourt Press – April 14, 2018

Working together toward ‘net zero deforestation’ – Hamilton Spectator Op-ed by Kevin Smith – Oct 13, 2017

Collaborative Efforts Toward Wetland Stewardship –  Tree Talk Blog post by Chris Smith (retired) – September 6, 2017

Wildlife Biologist Balances Boreal Forest Conservation and Development – Pew Charitable Trusts “People of the Boreal” collection – May 31, 2016