Conservation coup for wetlands

Calgary Sun - May 19th

In what’s being called a watershed bid to stem the decimation of Alberta’s wetlands, a conservation group has purchased a 900-hectare plot of prairie in the province’s southeast. Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is hailing the protection of the Bullshead Conservation Area in the Cypress Hills region as its flagship property in Alberta. DUC Alberta Manager Perry McCormick said 70% of the wetlands in central and southern Alberta have vanished since 1900, adding it’s hoped the $2.2 million purchase symbolizes a new mindset.....click here to read more.