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An update on wetland and waterfowl mapping in northwestern Ontario

June 5, 2019

Thunder Bay, ON: Ducks Unlimited Canada recognizes that natural resource development is on the increase in the boreal region. Reliable knowledge is the foundation for sustainable land use and we’re preparing detailed wetland maps for the Canadian boreal region, making it possible for companies to strategically prioritize conservation in management planning and field operations.

About the project

Ducks Unlimited Canada provides partners with valuable tools for working in and around wetlands while supporting our conservation goals. Our mapping and wetland vegetation experts work with forestry companies and other industry partners to improve wetland maps and provide guidance on planning that takes wetlands and waterfowl into consideration.

About the product

This fact sheet provides an update on progress in wetland mapping, habitat classifications and waterfowl habitat spatial assessments in northwestern Ontario’s boreal region. Waterfowl in the boreal are found at low densities throughout a vast landscape. Understanding wetland type, extent and ecological characteristics allows integration of habitat conservation into land use decisions.


Partners for sustainable forestry

Confederation College, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Lakehead University, Northern Bioscience Ecological Consulting, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Resolute Forest Products, and Thomson Environmental.

About Ducks Unlimited Canada: Ducks Unlimited Canada delivers wetland conservation that benefits every Canadian. We keep the water in your lakes and rivers clean. We protect your community from the effects of flood and drought. We save wildlife and special natural places. We use science to find solutions to the most important environmental issues of the day and we collaborate with people who are helping create a healthier world. The wetlands we save aren’t just for ducks; they’re for all of us.


Franco Alo
Communications Specialist
Ducks Unlimited Canada
(780) 930-1269