Ducks Unlimited Canada caps off Canada 150 celebrations by conserving more than 150,000 acres
OAK HAMMOCK MARSH, MB, Nov. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - At Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), we marked the country's birthday in a big way—by focusing on what we do best: conservation.
With the help of supporters and partners across the country, this year we conserved and influenced more than 150,000 acres (60,703 hectares). From coast to coast, these acres encompass wetlands, native prairie grasses, tidal marshes and more. They are natural areas that are essential to Canadians and our wildlife.
DUC's efforts will leave a lasting impression on places like:
- Cowichan-Koksilah Estuary in Cowichan Bay, B.C. DUC and its partners came together to ensure this coastal estuary continues to provide habitat to more than 230 species of birds.
- Shell Buffalo Hills Conservation Ranch in Arrowwood, Alta. Native grasslands and tame hay lands support approximately 159 breeding, migrating and wintering bird species.
- Allan Hills, Sask. Ranchers worked with DUC to safeguard a landscape that supports waterfowl and 600 grazing cattle and their yearlings.
- Rural Municipality of Pipestone, Man. DUC's 150th Conservation Agreement in Manitoba will keep wetlands on the landscape.
- Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area in Clinton, Ont. Completed maintenance work that keeps wetlands in this wildlife management area thriving.
- Estrie, Que. By mapping the size, type and location of wetlands in communities like Estrie, DUC created an important resource that will help Quebec's provincial government honour its commitment to protect wetlands and waterways.
- Prince Edward Island. DUC conservation efforts provide important habitat to waterfowl, like Charlottetown's infamous black duck, Lucy and her broods.
It has been a busy year and we went big. One-hundred-and-fifty-thousand acres big. These are just a few examples of DUC's conservation work in 2017. To experience the stories about how we celebrated Canada 150 in your community, visit our interactive map. Or reach out to us directly to learn more.
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. www.ducks.ca
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For further information: Media Contact: Julielee Stitt, Communications Coordinator, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Office: 204-467-3270, Email: [email protected]