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

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GIS and Remote Sensing

Geographic knowledge plays a role in nearly every decision we make at Ducks Unlimited Canada. Choosing project locations, targeting marketing strategies, studying waterfowl movements, tracking landscape changes – all of these activities involve questions of geography. With the integration of digital mapping, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), remote sensing, geographic analysis and location-based applications, GIS has become a valuable conservation tool. Products available include:

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

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Sustainable Land Use Planning

When you need to manage natural resources to achieve long-term environmental, social, and economic goals for all who live and work in the boreal, you need flexible solutions. From pre-activity planning, to operations, to reclamation and restoration, our flexible approach will help you achieve your short and long-term goals.

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Wetland Best Management Practices (BMPs)

DUC’s best management practices program was developed in response to industry’s growing interest in conserving wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide. It is an important component of DUC’s sustainable land use approach. It supports boreal conservation efforts by promoting practices that reduce potential impacts of industrial activity on wetlands, waterfowl and waterfowl habitat.

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Wetland Policy Consultation

Canada has a tremendous opportunity to be proactive in conserving boreal forest wetlands. While largely intact, the boreal is increasingly impacted by climate change and the pressures of development. By creating policies to conserve boreal wetlands now, Canada has an opportunity to be a global leader in wetland conservation.

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Scientific Research

DUC is leading research efforts to better understand waterfowl in the boreal forest. Our research largely focuses on relationships between human activities, waterfowl populations and their habitat.

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Get in touch

If you’re involved with land use planning, boreal wetland policy, or require information about working in and around wetlands, contact us!