Ducks Unlimited Canada
National Boreal Program
10525 170 St NW Suite 300
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5P 4W2

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“When it comes to forest stewardship and conservation of wetlands in the boreal forest, working together in these collaborative partnerships makes it easier to find win-win solutions”

– Wendy Crosina, Canadian forest stewardship manager, Weyerhaeuser 


Partnerships are the foundation of our greatest achievements in the boreal. Because almost all of Canada’s boreal forest is publicly owned, a complex array of stakeholders manage land use here. Collaboration is key. By working together, we can establish protected areas, advance wetland policy, support sustainable land use and pursue waterfowl research opportunities.

Our collective achievements are impressive. 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 wetlands.

Results are win-win. Partners use our scientific research, geospatial data and conservation planning expertise to address their conservation challenges and support wetlands across Canada’s boreal.

Work with us

DUC’s National Boreal Program has solutions to your conservation challenges. We can help you find balance between protection and sustainable development – a balance that supports healthy ecosystems, economies and northern communities.

We work with partners individually and in groups to achieve our shared goals.

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Partner Projects

Canadian Conservation and Land Management (CCLM) Knowledge Network

DUC is one of five collaborators who helped establish the Canadian Conservation and Land Management (CCLM) Knowledge Network. The CCLM is an innovative collaboration that brings together several leading organizations in Canadian land management research, practice, and knowledge exchange. Together, CCLM collaborators are building a platform to share resources to connect practitioners working across Canada’s diverse landscapes to current and relevant information. At launch in April of 2020, the CCLM hosted three sub-portals focused on wetlands, boreal caribou, and land management, with the potential to grow to include additional relevant portals and collaborators. The CCLM is always looking for new opportunities to collaborate and expand on the number of available resources hosted to aid in advancing our communities of practice.

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Partner Projects

Forest Management and Wetland Stewardship Initiative (FMWSI)

DUC is working with Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc., Canfor, Millar Western Forest Products Ltd., Tolko Industries Ltd., West Fraser, Weyerhaeuser Company and the Forest Products Association of Canada to share knowledge and resources that will integrate wetland and waterfowl conservation into ongoing forest management planning and field operations.

Learn More about FMWSI