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  • Saskatchewan Environment

    The department responsible for the management of natural and environmental resources including fish, wildlife, lands, forests, parks and protected areas, air, water and soil. More...

  • Flushing Bar - Saskatchewan Forage Council

    Flushing bars are supplied, delivered and installed for farmers who want to avoid harming wildlife while they are cutting their forage crops. The flushing bar consists of a square aluminum tube More...

  • Managing Manure as a Fertilizer

    A guide to using manure as a fertilizer with information on determining form and amount of each nutrient in the manure, matching application rate with crop demand, and application methods that More...

  • Composting Solid Manure

    A facsheet on the process of composting solid manure including information on challenges, methods, site selection, regulations, quality and marketing. More...

  • Irrigation Certification in Saskatchewan

    A factsheet explaining legislation and regulations related to irrigation. Includes information on irrigation certification, the irrigation act, and criteria for certification. More...

  • Irrigation in Saskatchewan

    A primer on irrigation in Saskatchewan with a number of links to relevant factsheets. More...

  • Prairie Stewardship Program

    A program with the goal of increasing awareness about the importance, value and function of riparian and native prairie ecosystems. The program offers landowner extension. Landowners voluntarily More...

  • Prairie Shores Program

    A NAWMP Program that benefits breeding ducks, provides direct benefits to Species at Risk, shorebirds and grassland songbirds through wetland habitat enhancement and securement. Case studies from More...

  • Wildlife Damage Program - Saskatchewan

    The Wildlife Damage Compensation Program is available for all Saskatchewan producers who suffer crop or livestock losses due to wildlife. The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) More...

  • Build a Nest Box

    Plans for a duck nest box. More...

  • Case Study: Ducks Unlimited Winter Cereals Program For Waterlogged Farmers

    An accelerated winter cereals program that was developed and implemented in 1999 for farmers who could not seed spring crops due to wet ground conditions in select municipalities southern Manitoba More...

  • Manitoba Forage Council

    A non-profit umbrella organization (includes producers, organizations, associations, corporations, industry and government agencies) dedicated to the promotion and development of forage crops through More...

  • Keystone Agricultural Producers

    A farm policy organization, representing and promoting the interests of agriculture and agricultural producers in Manitoba. More...

  • Manitoba Conservation

    Manitoba Conservation is the government agency responsible for managing surface and ground water resources, and fish and wildlife resources in the province. Manitoba conservation participates in More...

  • Manitoba Agriculture and Food - Regional and District Offices

    Manitoba Agriculture and Food is the primary information, technology transfer and agricultural program delivery agency for agricultural audiences in Manitoba. More...

  • Critical Wildlife Habitat Program

    A program with the goal of identifying, preserving and managing Manitoba's plants and animals with particular focus on upland areas. Current program initiatives include private land stewardship, More...

  • Adopt a Pothole - Potholes Plus Program

    A program that secures voluntary contracts/ agreements for the long term conservation of wetland habitats in southwestern Manitoba. Hen houses (artificial nesting structures) for mallards are placed More...

  • Hinterland Who's Who Factsheet: Pesticides and Wild Birds

    A factsheet on pesticides and their effects on wildlife with information on types and forms of pesticides, toxicity to birds, contamination of food sources, habitat loss, and best management More...

  • Hinterland Who's Who Factsheet: Nestboxes for Birds

    A guide for building nest boxes for waterfowl and other birds with simple designs, descriptions of the needs of different species and opportunities for monitoring and reporting. More...

  • Ducks Unlimited Canada Habitat Landowner Programs

    A program that provides technical and financial assistance to farms with the goal of restoring declining waterfowl populations and their habitats. Includes assistance to convert cultivated land to More...

  • Controlling Runoff from Confined Livestock Areas

    A factsheet with information on confined livestock areas, the potential for contamination of surface and ground water sources by runoff, and methods to prevent and dispose of runoff. More...

  • Calculating Manure Application Rates

    A factsheet with instruction on nutrient application rate calculations for optimum agricultural and environmental benefit using soil testing and manure analysis. More...

  • Farm Practices Guidelines for Pig Producers in Manitoba

    A comprehensive document with information on manure storage and handling - equipment, site selection, storage capacity, options for storage facilities, land application of manure and site selection. More...

  • Land Application of Manure

    A factsheet describing the components of manure, its use as a fertilizer, potential for soil and water contamination, concerns over winter application, and nutrient management planning. More...

  • Livestock Manure Storage

    A factsheet with information on manure storage, including environmental concerns, methods of storage, requirements by regulation and inspection. More...

  • Prairie Shelterbelt Program

    As a component of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Agri-Environment Services Branch (AAFC-AESB), the Prairie Shelterbelt Program (PSP) provides technical services and tree and shrub seedlings for More...

  • Riparian Tax Credit

    A tax incentive program designed to encourage farm operations to upgrade their management of river and stream banks and recognize those who have already done so. The tax benefit is available to More...

  • Manitoba Riparian Health Council

    A riparian health organization that promotes the coordination of programs and activities that support the sustainable use of riparian and associated lands in the agricultural landscape of Manitoba. More...

  • Manitoba Dragonfly Survey

    A volunteer based program survey dragonfly species and populations in Manitoba. A manual is available with instructions for capturing and identification of dragonflies in the summer. More...

  • Manitoba Conservation Districts

    Conservation Districts in Manitoba represent local and municipal interests working for watershed-based conservation. They are involved in delivering a variety of soil and water conservation More...

  • Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program - Manitoba

    A compensation program for damage to crops by waterfowl, livestock by predators, stored hay by big game and honey and related equipment by bears. More...

  • Pasture Pumping Systems

    A factsheet on alternative livestock watering options including animal operated nose pumps, solar pumping systems, windmills, gas-powered water systems, sling pumps. Includes information on costs, More...

  • Drainage Legislation

    Information on legislation relating to drainage, including the Drainage Act, Tile Drainage Act, Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act. More...

  • British Columbia's Intermountain Wetlands - Stewardship Factsheets

    A series of factsheets from the Intermountain Wetland Conservation Program including information on wetlands, fens, shrub-carrs, marshes, bogs, swamps, wet meadows, shallow open water, and wetlands More...

  • Farm Practice Reference guide - British Columbia

    The Farm Practice Reference guide is an attempt by the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands to list and describe many of British Columbia's diverse farm practices in general terms. It also refers the More...

  • Farm Practices - Pesticide

    A website with information on Integrated Pest Management, selection of pesticides, potential for contamination and legislation. More...

  • Conservation Tillage Seeding Equipment

    A factsheet providing a general introduction to types of tillage and seeding equipment for conservation farming with a discussion of relative merits and shortcomings in small grain and oilseed More...

  • Watershed Stewardship: A Guide for Agriculture

    A comprehensive farm stewardship resource with information on watershed features and functions, livestock management, water management, soil conservation and management, pest management, irrigation, More...

  • Naturescape

    The Naturescape program provides information and instructions for designing wildlife habitat enhancement, preservation and restoration projects in British Columbia's rural and urban landscapes. More...

  • Estimating Crop Residue for Soil Erosion Control

    A factsheet describing the value of crop residue/stubble in providing protection from wind and runoff erosion. Includes methods to estimate crop residue cover. More...

  • British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture Food and Fisheries

    A link to information on regional offices of the BC Ministry of Agriculture Food and Fisheries, responsible for agriculture industry competitiveness as well as environmental sustainability and More...

  • The Streamkeepers Handbook and Modules

    The Streamkeepers Handbook and Modules is designed as an easy to use resource for getting actively involved in your local stream and, is part of the Stewardship Series. It will help you discover and More...

  • Public Conservation Assistance Fund

    A program that funds projects (organizations and individuals) that focus on activities that maintain, conserve or restore native fish and wildlife species and their habitats. Examples of eligible More...

  • Understanding an Irrigation Water License

    A factsheet explaining a license required for any use of surface water under the water act of BC. Includes information on how much water can be used, when it may be used, and how this translates More...

  • Site Selection for Composting

    A factsheet with information on site selection to prevent water contamination, the code of agricultural practice for waste management, and site design with an example layout. More...

  • Manure Storage Structures

    A factsheet explaining essential features of manure storage facilities (size, location, safety) and elements of the farm building code that apply. More...

  • Improved Livestock Access to Water Using Geogrids

    A factsheet on the use of geogrids in conjunction with gravel to stabilize soft or muddy ground to allow direct access of livestock to dugout ponds or creeks under muddy conditions. More...

  • Riparian Interface Stewardship Program - British Columbia

    An incentive program to improve farm income through encouragement/ adoption of livestock management programs that will address water quality and nutrient management. Eligible projects include More...

  • British Columbia Cattlemen's Association

    An organization that represents the interests of cattle producers in the province, with the goal of promoting, encouraging, protecting and developing the cattle industry in BC in an environmentally More...

  • Wildlife Damage Management

    A series of factsheets describing methods of controlling problem wildlife including habitat modification and management, noise, fencing, netting, repellents, deterrents and scare tactics and More...

  • New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government: Regional Offices

    This web page provides contact details for the Local Government and Regional Services Division of the Department of Environment and Local Government. Regional offices can provide advice on More...

  • New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture: Community Offices

    The department provides technical advice to farmers in areas such as water management, irrigation, land development, cranberry development and environmental stewardship. This web page provides More...

  • Watercourse and Wetland Alteration Regulation

    It is important to inquire about the need for a Watercourse and Wetland Alteration Permit before doing any vegetation clearing, soil excavation, construction or landscaping activities within 30 More...

  • Understanding the Law: A Guide to New Brunswick's Watershed Protected Area Designation Order

    This Guide provides a map and list of designated watersheds covered by the Order, under the Clean Water Act. For these designated watersheds, it describes prohibited and permitted More...

  • Community Fish and Wildlife Involvement Program

    A program that provides financial asistance, technical support, equipment and materials to projects that benefit fish and wildlife and their habitats. Proposals are accepted from landowners, More...

  • Improving Fish Habitat

    A factsheet on enhancing/restoring aquatic habitats to improve local fisheries. Includes information on creating or enhancing spawning beds, stabilizing banks and controlling shoreline erosion, More...

  • Building a Pond

    A Landowner Resource Centre factsheet with information on construction and maintenance of artificial ponds. Includes information on planning the site, water sources, design considerations for fish More...

  • Low Flow, Mid Level Stream and Ditch Crossings with Culverts

    A factsheet with information on structures to facilitate livestock crossing at ditches/streams with design considerations, construction procedures, regulations for approvals and sources of More...

  • Control of Soil Erosion

    A factsheet with information on controlling soil erosion to sustain and improve crop yields while protecting the environment through crop and residue cover, crop rotations, tillage practices, More...

  • Water and Sediment Control Basins

    A factsheet with information on erosion control structures to prevent bank/gully erosion through slowing the concentration of water flows. Design considerations, location, construction, More...

  • Seeding of Erosion Control Projects

    A factsheet with instruction on types of projects which require vegetation, which grasses/vegetation types to use, fertilizing and maintenance of seeded areas. More...

  • Grassed Waterways

    A factsheet with information on constructing grassed waterways with considerations for design, waterway shape, grade and outlets, drainage, construction, seeding and fertilizing, and maintenance. More...

  • Ontario Agriculture Best Management Practice Series

    The Best Management Practices Series is... An award-winning series of innovative publications: presenting affordable options for protecting soil and water resources on the farm; supporting More...

  • Cover Crop Seed Suppliers

    Contact information for companies supplying seed for cover crops in Ontario with information on different types including growth habits, control options, sensitivity to herbicides, weed control, More...

  • Cover Crops

    A factsheet on the function and use of cover crops including non-legume broad leaves, grasses, and legumes, with links to cover crop seed suppliers. More...

  • Ontario Forage Council

    A forage technical and research information website which includes information on specific forages which are beneficial to the environment. More...

  • Fencing of watercourses to control erosion

    A factsheet with information on managing livestock access to watercourses including information on sensitive areas requiring management, buffer strips, types of fences. and factors to consider More...

  • Predation and Wildlife Damage

    Information on wildlife caused losses to standing crops and livestock through a survey of commodity sectors including field crops (corn, wheat, soybeans, forages), fruits, vegetatbles, beef and More...

  • Directory of Wetlands of International Importance

    This is an on-line information resource about Wetlands of International Importance. It features (multiple format) descriptions of Ramsar Sites linked to interactive maps of the Contracting More...

  • Probing Problem Wildlife

    An website with information on tools for limiting wildlife damage to crops and livestock and articles on species of concern. More...

  • Species at Risk Act (SARA) Public Registry

    The Public Registry is your gateway to information and documents relating to the Species at Risk Act (SARA). It is also a convenient forum to submit comments on SARA related documents being More...

  • Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

    Presented by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is an annual event that takes place during the third week of September. Coordinated by the More...

  • The Dos and Don'ts of Wetland Construction

    Garbisch, Edgar. W. 2003. The Dos and Don'ts of Wetland Construction: Creation, Restoration and Enhancement. Environmental Concern Inc. St. Michaels, Maryland. Based on 30 years of experience, More...

  • Ramsar Wetlands Data Gateway

    The Ramsar Wetlands Data Gateway provides access to spatial and tabular data relevant to Wetlands of International Importance listed under the auspices of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The More...

  • National Report of Canada for Convention on Wetlands COP7

    National Report prepared for the 7th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), on the implementation of the Ramsar Convention in More...

  • List of Native Plant Suppliers in Canada

    The Canadian Wildlife Federation list of native plant nurseries from coast to coast, organized by province. More...

  • Wild About Gardening

    WILD about Gardening boasts resources to inspire and support Canadians in encouraging beneficial insects, pollinators and wildlife in their gardens. Resources include a Native Plant Encyclopedia, a More...

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  • Put ecosystem to work: Restoring wetlands, managing watersheds could save Lake Winnipeg

    By Henry David Venem -- In 1997, American scientist Robert Costanza published a remarkable study in the journal Nature that attempted to answer the question: What is our environment worth in dollars? More...

  • Green Source Funding Database

    Environment Canada's Green Source Funding database is designed to help Canadian communities identify sources and resources to fund environmental projects that will benefit our natural More...

  • WILD Education

    Aimed at both school teachers and non-formal educators like youth group and community leaders, WILD Education is a professional development program that trains educators to become certified More...

  • Canadian Wildlife Federation

    CWF is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of More...

  • Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region

    Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region sends a clear message to individuals, industry, and governments that now is the time to take aggressive actions to reduce our heat-trapping More...

  • The Ramsar Convention definition of "wetland" and classification system for wetland type

    This classification system for wetlands is also Appendix A of the Strategic Framework and guidelines for the future development of the List of Wetlands of International Importance. The More...

  • Environmental Water Requirements to Maintain Wetlands of National and International Importance

    This report describes a framework for determining environmental water allocations for wetlands of international and national significance. It incorporates the determination of management objectives More...

  • Ramsar Information Sheet on Wetlands of International Importance

    The Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands contains an outline of the information required by the Ramsar Secretariat with the nomination of a Ramsar site. The categories on the Information More...

  • Learning Resources - Wetlands

    In this educational module, you will discover where Canada's wetlands are located, learn about the wildlife species that depend on them, and find out about some of the pressures that they face. More...

  • Hinterland Who's Who Fact Sheet: Estuaries

    Estuaries provide critical habitat for species that depend upon their unique physical characteristics (e.g. constantly changing water levels, salt concentrations, and temperature) and biological More...

  • Bibliography of Wetland Creation and Restoration Literature

    Kevin Erwin, joint Co-ordinator of the Wetlands International Wetland Restoration Specialist Group, compiled this bibliography. It includes over 1,000 citations published up to 1996 on the More...

  • Ramsar Toolkit, Third Edition

    The 'Ramsar Toolkit' embodies most of the guidelines that have been adopted by the Conference of the Contracting Parties (at COP7 and COP8) to assist wetland managers, national authorities, and More...

  • The Wise Use of Peatlands

    Produced by the International Mire Conservation Group (MCG) and the International Peat Society (IPS), the manual contains background, principles and detailed guidelines including a framework for More...

  • Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme

    Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme is a programme of the Toronto Zoo dedicated to protecting and sustaining existing wetlands by involving communities in their local wetlands. More...

  • International Peat Society

    The International Peat Society (IPS) is a non-governmental and a non-profit-making organisation the mission of which is to promote wise use of mires, peatlands and peat by advancing scientific, More...

  • Ramsar Strategic Plans

    The Strategic Plan is intended to provide guidance, particularly to the Contracting Parties but also to the Standing Committee, the Secretariat, the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP), the More...

  • Canadian Wetlands

    A sample of photographs from It's Our Environment Series: Canadian Wetlands (Volume II) photo CD by Compics International Inc. The photographs and commentaries have been largely provided by More...

  • Where Land Meets Water: Understanding Wetlands of the Great Lakes

    Environment Canada. 2002. Where Land Meets Water: Understanding Wetlands of the Great Lakes. Environment Canada, Toronto, ON. 72 p. Every day, scientists and conservationists make efforts to More...

  • Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association

    Founded in 1988 to promote the benefits of peat moss to horticulturists and home gardeners throughout North America, the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association is comprised of 18 peat moss More...

  • Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape

    Campbell, C. and M. Ogden. 1999. Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape. John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd. Toronto, ON. 24 pp. Constructed wetlands are gaining worldwide acceptance as More...

  • Hinterland Who's Who Fact Sheet: Environment Canada's Protected Areas Network

    Provides the rationale, history, and approach to establishing Migratory Bird Sanctuaries and National Wildlife Areas. Also provides additional facts, regional contact details and a reading list. More...

  • National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

    The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) is an independent advisory body that provides decision makers, opinion leaders and the Canadian public with advice and More...

  • Environment and Sustainable Development Indicators Initiative

    The Environment and Sustainable Development Indicators (ESDI) Initiative is a three-year multistakeholder program of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, aimed at developing a More...

  • Conserving Wildlife on a Shoestring Budget

    Environment Canada's national wildlife areas (NWAs) and federally-regulated migratory bird sanctuaries (MBSs) provide protection for some of Canada's most important wildlife habitat. The Canadian More...

  • On the Living Edge: Your Handbook for Waterfront Living

    Written by and for waterfront residents, this user-friendly handbook provides the practical information you need to enjoy and protect your natural surroundings and investments. Includes More...

  • The Living By Water Project

    If you're looking for information about the ins and outs of shoreline living, protecting your property, and the role played by healthy shorelines this is the place! Discover why healthy More...

  • Partners for the Saskatchewan River Basin

    Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin (PFSRB), a non-profit charitable organization, is an alliance of government, industry and individual partners committed to increasing stewardship of the More...

  • Great Lakes Commission

    The Great Lakes Commission is a binational agency that promotes the orderly, integrated and comprehensive development, use and conservation of the water and related natural resources of the More...

  • Comprehensive Management Plan for Lake St. Clair

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Great Lakes Commission are leading a binational project that will develop a comprehensive management plan for Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River. The More...

  • Watersheds of the World

    This CD provides maps of land cover, population density and biodiversity for 154 basins and sub-basins around the world. It lists indicators and variables for each of these basins and, where More...

  • The Water Portal

    The Water Portal, a product of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is intended to enhance access to information related to freshwater available on More...

  • Source to Tap: Protecting Our Water Quality

    Water is not just for drinking - water is for every living thing! Welcome to the Source to Tap section of the CCME website, where you can learn about protecting Canada's water quality. More...

  • Ecological Fiscal Reform and Agricultural Landscapes

    The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy has just released a publication entitled Toward a Canadian More...

  • International Year of Freshwater (2003)

    The United Nations General Assembly in resolution 55/196 proclaimed the year 2003 as the International Year of Freshwater. The resolution encourages governments, the United Nations system and all More...

  • Ducks Unlimited Canada News

    Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America?s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. The DU Newsroom features top More...

  • The Dock Primer - A Cottager's Guide

    The Dock Primer: A Cottager's Guide to Waterfront-Friendly Docks is a publication that points both the confirmed do-it-yourselfer and the equally confirmed purchase-it-yourselfer in the direction of More...

  • Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands - Science and Conservation

    The Canadian Wildlife Service prepared this fact sheet to convey the importance of coastal wetlands in maintaining the hydrological and ecological health of the Great Lakes ecosystem, and to More...

  • FrogWatch

    Monitoring frog and toad populations is one way to check the health of wetland areas. This site describes how to track changes in frog and toad populations by listen for their calls during mating More...

  • NatureWatch

    Successful volunteer monitoring programs demonstrate that volunteers can collect valuable data. NatureWatch is a suite of community based or "citizen science" monitoring programs that are More...

  • PlantWatch

    PlantWatch is a nature monitoring program that engages Canadian citizens in reporting bloom times of spring flowers as an indicator of climate change in Canada. The Canadian Nature Federation and More...

  • EnviroZine

    EnviroZine, the monthly on-line newsmagazine of Environment Canada, was launched in December 2000. It covers a wide range of current environmental issues of interest to Canadians and provide links to More...

  • Conservator Magazine

    The Conservator informs Ducks Unlimited Canada members about the efforts of DU in habitat conservation. An alternate French version called Conservationniste is available. More...

  • Science and the Environment Bulletin

    The Science and the Environment Bulletin (S&E Bulletin) was produced every two months (until March/April 2003) by Environment Canada to provide information on leading-edge environmental science and More...

  • Canadian Important Bird Areas On-line Directory

    The On-Line Canadian Important Bird Areas Directory has been developed by Bird Studies Canada, International BirdLife and the Canadian Nature Federation. The Canadian IBA On-Line Directory provides More...

  • Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration

    Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. Over 7,500 schools, representing more than 370,000 students, participated in the Spring, 2002 Journey North More...

  • The North American Mosaic: A State of the Environment Report

    This report is the first-ever state-of-the-environment report to look at the continent as a whole. The report assembles and analyzes environmental information in Canada, Mexico and the United States. More...

  • Nature Conservancy of Canada

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) works to protect Canada?s most threatened natural habitats and the endangered species that call them home. NCC is Canada?s only national charity dedicated to More...

  • Significant Wildlife Habitat Technical Guide

    Significant Wildlife Habitat has been identified as one of the natural heritage feature areas under the Ontario Provincial Policy Statement (PPS, section 2.3.1). The Significant Wildlife Habitat More...

  • North Battleford Water Inquiry

    Commission of Inquiry appointed to inquire into and report on the circumstances that led to the current contamination of the public water supply of the City of North Battleford, the adequacy and More...

  • Walkerton Inquiry

    This website contains reports of the public inquiry into the EColi contamination of the water supply in Walkerton, Ontario, and into the safety of Ontario's drinking water, established by the More...

  • New Brunswick Policy on Peat Mining

    This policy aims at encouraging and stimulating the development of secondary processing in New Brunswick while sustaining the existing employment levels at current peat operations. The policy also More...

  • Beaver Proof Add On

    The beaver proof add on has been engineered to allow for fish passage, as well as preventing plugged culverts by the eager beaver. The beaver proof add on can be utilized in road systems and More...

  • Predicting Wetland Score: Is it Wet? Is it Significant?

    In 1992, Ontario implemented a new policy to provide protection for wetlands in the province. Under the new policy, all developments in or around wetlands must "have regard" for provincially More...

  • Terrain Resource Information Management Program

    Approximately 80% of BC's wetlands are identified on the TRIM maps.The Terrain Resource Information Management Program (TRIM) program is completed as of Dec 17, 1996. The TRIM program produces More...

  • Ontario Natural Heritage Information Centre

    The Natural Heritage Information Centre compiles, maintains and provides information on rare, threatened and endangered species and spaces in Ontario. This information is stored in a central More...

  • Protecting Essential Fish Habitat

    Commercial and recreational fisheries have contributed billions of dollars to the U.S. Gross National Product each year and have long been considered an inexhaustible resource. However, increasing More...

  • Cooper Marsh Conservation Area, Ontario

    Situated in the Lake St. Francis area of the St. Lawrence River, Cooper Marsh Conservation Area offers an attractive interpretation of marshland, treed swamp, upland meadows, forested areas, More...

  • Farm Fencing Systems

    This Factsheet discusses the various fencing systems available, their application and approximate costs. More...

  • Alternative Livestock Watering Systems

    A factsheet with information on pump systems that obtain their power on site from livestock, flowing water, wind and sun. Pump and supplier information is also provided. More...

  • Ontario Ecogifts Handbook 2005

    The new Ontario Ecogifts handbook is a complete guide to certifying a donation of ecologically sensitive land as an Ecological Gift. The handbook is designed specifically for use by recipient More...

  • Salmonier Nature Park

    There are several exhibits in the main area of the Visitor Centre of this Newfoundland nature park: Beaver Habitat Exhibit - View a model of a beaver lodge and dam and More...

  • Hinterland Who's Who Fact Sheet: Wetlands

    Provides a general introduction to wetlands in Canada. Discusses wetland types, importance, wildlife and their protection. More...

  • Principles for Ecological Restoration

    The Watershed Ecology Team of the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds has assembled a list of principles that have been critical to the success of a wide range of aquatic resource restoration More...

  • Managing Nuisance Beavers Along Roadsides

    Beavers cause serious damage to roads across North America, primarily by plugging highway culverts. This booklet provides advice on managing beavers. It: targets highway More...

  • The Beaver Handbook

    This practical handbook presents methods and ideas for dealing with beaver problems and is designed to improve decision-making and increase cost savings. It: surveys people with hands-on More...

  • Convention on Biological Diversity

    Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. The biodiversity we see today is the fruit of billions of years of More...

  • North American Waterfowl Management Plan

    The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) is an international partnership that conserves and protects wetland and upland habitats, and associated waterfowl populations by connecting people More...

  • Great Lakes Sustainability Fund

    The Great Lakes Sustainability Fund (GLSF) is a component of the Great Lakes Program's Great Lakes Basin 2020 Action Plan. The GLSF, which has evolved from the Great Lakes 2000 Cleanup Fund, was More...

  • Great Lakes Wetlands Conservation Action Plan

    This web site informs users about wetland types and habitats in the Great Lakes Basin, conservation strategies, rehabilitation activities and provides links to other wetland web sites. More...

  • Amphibians and Reptiles in Great Lakes Wetlands: Threats and Conservation

    This fact sheet discusses the importance of wetlands to amphibians and reptiles. It examines various threats to Great Lakes wetlands and ongoing efforts to protect and restore existing or degraded More...

  • LandOwner Resource Centre

    The centre is a one-window information shop for landowners, where you can get accurate, impartial, user-friendly information on forestry, agriculture, wildlife, water, soil and any land More...

  • Wetland Conservation Policy

    Wetland Policy for Prince Edward Island is intended to complement existing legislation, regulations and operational policies protecting wetlands. All wetlands in P.E.I. currently receive some More...

  • World Wildlife Fund Canada

    Founded in 1967, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada has become one of the country's leading conservation organizations, enjoying the active support of more than 50,000 Canadians. As a More...

  • Fresh Water

    Pielou, E.C. 1998. Fresh Water. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, Illinois. 275 pp. This book describes the role of wetlands in the water cycle and the importance of wetlands for bird habitat, More...

  • The Dow Wetlands

    The Dow Wetlands in Sarnia, Ontario, were constructed in an area where soil was removed to cover a nonactive landfill operation. A wetlands contractor and project team worked with local More...

  • Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

    Oak Hammock Marsh is one of North America's birding hotspots - a 36 square km Wildlife Management Area located just north of Winnipeg. It features a restored prairie marsh, aspen-oak bluff, waterfowl More...

  • Canada Watershed Maps

    This site provides access to the Canada watershed maps series in digital (.e00) format. The maps include: individual province and territory maps including shoreline, complete Canadian More...

  • General Status Ranks of Wild Species in Nova Scotia

    Evaluates the status of wild species to maintain biodiversity and ensure that no species becomes ar risk as a consequence of human activities. Includes: background and More...

  • Ontario's Species at Risk

    This is an interactive site that provides the current list of species at risk in Ontario. For each species, a brief but authoritative fact sheet describes the biology, conservation status, and a More...

  • The Alberta Wildlife Status Report Series

    The Alberta Wildlife Status Report Series is an extension of the 1996 Status of Alberta Wildlife review process, and provides comprehensive current summaries of the biological status of selected More...

  • Endangered Species in British Columbia

    British Columbia is home to tens of thousands of plant and animal species living in a rich diversity of habitats. Many of these species and their habitats are at risk. This site is a gateway to More...

  • Riparian Management Area Guidebook

    This guidebook helps managers, planners, and field staff comply with the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act and to set and achieve the management objectives for riparian management areas More...

  • Identified Wildlife Management Strategy for British Columbia

    The Strategy is part of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia. It describes best forestry and ranching management practices (BMP) that must be followed in "wildlife habitat areas". These are More...

  • Nature Canada

    The Nature Canada is a non-profit conservation organization mandated to protect nature, its diversity, and the processes that sustain it. They promote the conservation of wildlife for its own More...

  • Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

    The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) determines the national status of wild Canadian species suspected of being at risk and has the power to make emergency More...

  • Discover Canada's Wetland Habitats

    This site provides an overview of Canada’s Wetlands, including: an introduction to wetlands, their location, importance, and threats the Canadian More...

  • Prairie Habitats Inc.

    Prairie Habitats Inc. helps to conserve biological diversity by encouraging the use of locally collected seed in ecological restoration. Prairie Habitats: grows and sells over 100 species More...

  • Grants and Funding Sources in the Great Lakes Region

    This web site is part of (GLIN), The Great Lakes Information Network Web Site http://www.great-lakes.net. This tool contains a wealth of information on wetland conservation funding sources, More...

  • Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region

    This web site is part of (GLIN) The Great Lakes Information Network Web Site http://www.great-lakes.net. It provides information and management recommendations about the following More...

  • Wetlands in the Great Lakes Region

    This web site is part of (GLIN), The Great Lakes Information Network Web Site http://www.great-lakes.net. This site provides an overview of wetlands in the Great Lakes region and resources More...

  • International Institute for Sustainable Development

    IISD’s mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability through innovative research, communication and partnerships. The institute has offices in Canada, Switzerland and More...

  • Ramsar Sites Database

    The Ramsar Sites Database contains information on wetlands designated as internationally important under the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, 1971). These wetlands are commonly known as Ramsar More...

  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

    The International Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and More...

  • NatureServe Explorer: An On-line Encyclopedia of Life

    NatureServe is a major new web site that provides access to a vast amount of biological and conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United More...

  • NatureServe Canada

    NatureServe Canada advances the goals of the Conservation Data Centres (CDC), Natural Heritage Information Centres (NHIC), Natural Heritage Programs and associated organizations whose mission is to More...

  • Important Bird Areas of Canada

    The first step in establishing habitat-based priorities in bird conservation is to identify important bird habitat. The designation of a network of sites can help decision-makers focus their efforts More...

  • British Columbia's Watershed Atlas

    The Watershed Atlas depicts aquatic features in BC, including wetlands, on a 1:50,000 topographic map. The map is supported by a full topological spatial dataset that models the adjacency and More...

  • Environment Canada's Water Site

    This web site is a single window on water policy and laws, management and information resources in Canada. It contains information, case studies, models, research, or teaching resources on the More...

  • National Atlas of Canada

    The Atlas of Canada website provides an interesting and comprehensive collection of of maps and related information about Canada. Type "wetland" into the keyword search on the right More...

  • National Soil Database (NSDB)

    The National Soil Database (NSDB) is the set of digital (Arc Info) files that contain soil, landscape, and climatic data for all of Canada. It serves as the national archive for land resources More...

  • [May contain some French info]

    Guide des milieux humides du Québec

    This Guide was developed to inform the public of where wetlands are in Quebec. Seventy-seven wetlands are identified, all of which are publicly accessible. Each site is described in terms the type of More...

  • Guidebook for Creating Wetland Interpretation Sites

    Kusler, Jon A. No date. A Guidebook for Creating Wetland Interpretation Sites. Association of State Wetland Managers. Berne, New York. 134 p. A single source of information for local governments, More...

  • Ecosystem Initiatives

    Ecosystem initiatives are a set of strategic plans that address environmental, economic, and social concerns at the regional and local levels. The Initiatives are characterized by: More...

  • Understanding Wetlands: A Wetland Handbook for British Columbia's Interior

    Delesalle, Bruno. 1998. Understanding Wetlands: A Wetland Handbook for British Columbia?s Interior. Ducks Unlimited Canada. Kamloops, BC. 191 p. A general handbook for anyone interested in wetland More...

  • Comprehensive Review of Wetland Assessment Procedures

    Bartoldus, Candy C. 1999. A Comprehensive Review of Wetland Assessment Procedures: A Guide for Wetland Practitioners. Environmental Concern Inc. St. Michaels, MD. 196 p. This compendium of More...

  • Wetlands - Mitigating and Regulating Development Impacts

    Salvesen, David. 1990. Wetlands ? Mitigating and Regulating Development Impacts. The Urban Land Institute. Washington, DC. This book explores many issues in wetland mitigation: More...

  • Water Survey of Canada

    The Water Survey of Canada (WSC) is the national authority responsible for the collection, interpretation and dissemination of standardized water resource data and information in Canada. In More...

  • Peat and Peatland Resources in Southeastern Ontario

    This document provides a regional overview of peatland resources in southeastern Ontario. 759 peatlands greater than 100 ha in size that were identified in southeastern Ontario and assessed for their More...

  • National Air Photo Library

    The National Air Photo Library's collection covers most of Canada. Their standard product is a 25cm x 25cm (10" x 10") vertical aerial photograph contact print. Most photographs are monochrome (black More...

  • National Topographic System of Canada

    The National Topographic System (NTS) provides general-purpose topographic map coverage of Canada. The National Topographic System provides general-purpose topographic map coverage of Canada. More...

  • Environment Canada

    Environment Canada's objective is to help Canadians live and prosper in an environment that is properly protected and conserved. Environment Canada administers several Acts/policies of particular More...

  • Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service

    The Canadian Forest Service (CFS) promotes the sustainable development of Canada's forests and the competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector for the well-being of present and future More...

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

    The Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) promotes the development, adaptation and competitiveness of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. The AAFC web site lists several More...

  • Wetlands International

    Wetlands International is a leading global non-profit organisation dedicated solely to wetland conservation and sustainable management. Well-established networks of experts and close partnerships More...

  • Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation

    Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) is a Crown corporation that partners with individual landowners, communities and organizations to conserve, restore and enhance fish and wildlife More...

  • Wildlife Habitat Canada

    Wildlife Habitat Canada (www.whc.org) is a national, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to building partnerships with landowners, governments, non-government organizations, and industry More...

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is responsible for managing and protecting fish habitat and fisheries resources throughout Canada. DFO publishes numerous reports on fish habitat and More...

  • Distribution et Description des Tourbières de la Moyenne-et-Basse-Côte Nord

    This report describes the peatland resources of southeastern Quebec in terms of the peatland region, type, percent coverage, distribution and vegetation composition. The report is complete with More...

  • Distribution of Wetlands in the St. Lawrence Plain

    This project mapped wetlands along the St. Lawrence River to establish a wetland monitoring program. Fifty-five classes of wetlands, most characterized by the dominant species, were identified. The More...

  • Peat and Peatland Resources in Northeastern Ontario

    1500 peatlands greater than 100 ha in size were identified in northeastern Ontario and assessed for their potential as sources of material for conventional horticultural uses and non-conventional More...

  • Prince Edward Island Wetland Inventory (2009)

    An update of the 2000 wetland inventory to identify missed or incorrectly classified wetlands. More...

  • Nova Scotia Wetland Inventory

    In 2000, the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR) replaced the 1982 hardcopy 1:50,000 scale wetland inventory maps with a digital inventory based upon visual interpretation and More...

  • Evaluation of Nova Scotia's Peatland Resources

    This report presents results of a five-year peatland inventory carried out to evaluate the potential of Nova Scotia?s peatland resource to support a fuel peat industry. It provides basic information More...

  • Streambank Stewardship - Your Guide to Caring for Riparian Areas in Saskatchewan

    This Guide discusses the importance of riparian areas and provides information on the effects of agriculture and urban development. A four-step process helps landowners develop a riparian area More...

  • Common Marsh, Underwater & Floating-leaved Plants

    Hotchkiss, Neil. 1972. Common Marsh, Underwater & Floating-leaved Plants of the United States and Canada. Dover Publications Inc., New York, NY. 124 pages. This guide helps non-experts identify More...

  • Conservation Easement Valuation and Taxation in Canada

    This document reviews the nature and benefits of conservation easements, their legal authority and different appraisal approaches. Guidance is provided on: appraising the value of More...

  • Canadian Legislation for Conservation Covenants, Easements and Servitudes

    This report reviews the potential, range and legislative status (as of 1995) of conservation covenants, easements and servitudes that can be used to promote wetland conservation in Canada. It More...

  • Options for Controlling Beavers on Private Land

    This booklet informs Ontario landowners of their options for living with or controlling beaver activity: discusses the ecological aspects of beavers and their ponds describes More...

  • Constructed Stormwater Wetlands

    This is a practical, reference guide to designing stormwater wetlands (constructed wetlands designed to improve stormwater quality) in the mid-Atlantic region: discusses four More...

  • Better Wetlands

    This booklet describes practical ways landowners and wetland restoration organizations can maximize the habitat, water quality, aesthetic, educational and personal enjoyment potential of local More...

  • Biocontrol Insects Feast on Purple Loosestrife

    This brochure discusses the threat that purple loosestrife poses to wetland habitats across North America and the use of insects to control it. profiles one site where beetles More...

  • Constructed Wetlands and Wastewater Management for Confined Animal Operations

    This booklet is a practical reference for farmers interested in using constructed wetlands as a technology to manage wastewater from confined animal feeding operations. It describes: More...