Ducks Unlimited Canada has opened a new office in Strathmore.
It will house an expanded number of wetland restoration and conservation staff and will complement DUC’s current network of personnel who already work in southern and central Alberta with landowners, communities and municipal governments within the counties of Acadia, Cypress, Wheatland, Foothills, Newell, Paintearth, Taber, Willow Creek, Vulcan, Rocky View, Starland, Stettler and Special Areas.
The role that wetlands play on a landscape has become more recently understood and discussed following the floods of 2013 in southern Alberta. In times of increased moisture, wetlands help reduce the harmful effects of flooding by absorbing excess water and by filtering pollutants to improve water quality. In dry years, wetlands play an important role in drought prevention.