Q: What is the importance of working with partners to help promote the environmental stewardship of your land?
There’s a statement I use all the time: there is power in partnerships. No one understands that more than we do at Ducks Unlimited Canada. Everything we do is in partnership. We have partnered with thousands of Canadian farmers for over 80 years to protect important natural areas like wetlands and grasslands, and to find win-win solutions for the sustainability of our environment and for the farmers themselves.
Some of the programs we work with farmers on are returning poor cropland back to grasslands or something as simple as fencing – keeping cattle out of sensitive areas, such as rivers and streams where they could possibly erode the banks. By putting up fences and not allowing animals to access these areas, it keeps the land and the cattle healthier.
Canadian farmers use some of the most sustainable practices in the world – making the land, soil and water under their care healthier while improving the landscape for the wildlife that lives there