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

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Project Overview

The first, fundamental step in conserving vital wetland ecosystems is the ability to recognize wetlands when working on the landscape. This skillset is essential to meeting regulatory requirements, respecting traditional uses and habitat values of these ecosystems, and making informed decisions about implementing avoidance, minimization, and reclamation/restoration practices. A plain-language, highly visual guidebook that can be easily used by the general public, indigenous, and practitioners who are working in the field is an important tool for identifying wetlands. Ducks Unlimited Canada’s National Boreal Program is leading development of an accessible Yukon Wetland Field Guide. The goals of this project are:

  1. Conduct outreach to stakeholders and knowledge holders who are well-versed in Yukon wetland identification, classification, traditional uses and ecological goods and services (academia, consulting, government, industry and Indigenous communities).
  2. Develop the Yukon Wetland Field Guide through a collaborative process with expert advisors. A large portion of content development for this resource will involve compiling traditional knowledge, data and a photographic library of Yukon wetlands and wetland plant species.
  3. Communicate and conduct knowledge exchange activities with government, industry and other practitioners whose work would benefit from understanding and classifying Yukon wetlands, thereby raising awareness and understanding of wetlands and wetland policy requirements.

Project Schedule

We are currently in the outreach and engagement phase of the project and will be hosting several engagement sessions throughout the summer of 2022 to gain an understanding of end users’ needs.



Watch our kick-off webinar to learn more about the project and how you can become involved.

Watch the kick-off webinar here



How to Participate

From May 2022 to October 2022, we will be engaging with interested and knowledgeable stakeholders to discuss ideas and feedback on  how to make the Field Guide an effective and practical resource. We will discuss opportunities for engagement with individual stakeholders, organizations and communities. We will be available for in-person meetings and knowledge exchange events throughout the summer of 2022. Please reach out to the project team to discuss opportunities with us.



Contact Us

For more information about this project and how you can participate, please contact the project lead:

Jamie Kenyon

Head – NWT & Yukon Operations

Ducks Unlimited Canada

(867) 668-3824