Access to practical tools & resources to help Canadians better understand and conserve wetlands.

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  • Federal Water Policy

    The Federal Water Policy contains statements regarding wetlands, indicating that the federal policy is to conserve and enhance Canada's wetlands through short-and long-term actions coordinated with More...

  • New Brunswick Wetlands Conservation Policy

    The Wetlands Conservation Policy aims at managing human activity on or near wetlands to ensure that critical functions are not compromised. It will also strengthen the government's commitment to More...

  • Putting an Economic Value on Wetlands - Concepts, Methods and Considerations

    Canada's ecosystems and the biological diversity they support are natural assets which make significant contributions to the national economy. Functional ecosystems represent natural capital upon More...

  • Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

    In 1972, Canada and the United States signed the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) in recognition of the urgent need to improve environmental conditions in the Great Lakes. The 1972 GLWQA More...

  • Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework

    This report suggests a preliminary methodology for identifying lakes, out of approximately five million that exist worldwide, with the most significant biodiversity in order to maximize the value of More...

  • Wetlands Institute

    The Wetlands Institute is a 7-day hands-on program that educates participants about wetlands stewardship and wetland construction skills. Participants are encouraged to come with a wetland project More...

  • Stewardship Centre for British Columbia

    The Stewardship Centre for British Columbia improves access to information and advice on conservation and stewardship. Relevant technical information is often scattered in publications, studies, and More...

  • Wild Species in Canada Report

    The Wild Species in Canada report provides an overview of the status of Canada?s species. It brings the results of Provincial, Territorial, and Federal monitoring efforts onto a single platform for More...

  • Beyond the Pipe

    A compilation and review of international scientific evidence regarding the link between watershed features - such as wetlands and riparian buffer zones - and water quality and water quantity. The More...

  • Biodiversity Investment Areas: Coastal Wetland Ecosystems

    This project identifies areas of the Great Lakes shoreline that contain high quality faunal habitat that could be identified as Biodiversity Investment Areas (Holland and Reid 1996). In attempting to More...

  • Living with the Red

    Since the devastating Red River flood of 1997, the International Joint Commission and its binational Task Force have examined methods to reduce or eliminate the impacts of future major floods. More...

  • Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory

    The purpose of the Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory (SEI) project is to identify remnants of rare and fragile terrestrial ecosystems and to encourage land-use decisions that will ensure the continued More...

  • Ecological Integrity Assessment and Performance Measures for Wetland Mitigation

    This report outlines an approach to establish performance standards for wetlands mitigation using an adapted version of NatureServe's methodology for conducting ecological integrity assessments. More...

  • California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) for Wetlands and Riparian Habitats

    CRAM was developed as a rapid, scientifically defensible, and repeatable assessment methodology that can be used routinely to assess and monitor the conditions of wetlands and riparian habitats. CRAM More...

  • Water and Canada: Preserving a Legacy for People and the Environment

    Canada has substantial water resources and a range of water resource management challenges. Many actions to meet these challenges reflect the increasing use of integrated water resource management More...

  • Species at Risk Act

    The Species at Risk Act (SARA) received Royal Assent on December 12, 2002, bringing to close a nine-year legislative process to protect Canada's species at risk and their critical habitat. The More...

  • Canadian Wetland Classification System

    The National Wetlands Working Group produced this Classification System to provide: an introduction to wetland hydrology: provides background on the hydrogeomorphic setting of More...

  • Wetlands - USEPA

    America's Wetlands "Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada)

    The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada) advises the Minister of the Environment on the development, coordination and implementation of wetland conservation initiatives of More...