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Wetlands Alberta

Engaging Albertans to conserve and protect wetlands


Wetlands act as nature’s water filter, removing contaminants and trapping sediments.

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October 24, 2011

New Boreal Wetland Fact Sheets Available from Ducks Unlimited Canada

Visit WetlandsAlberta’s resources page, under general public to view these new fact sheets describing various types of wetlands in the Boreal region designed with impressive photos.

July 14, 2011

Flooding and wetlands - what's the connection?

With climate patterns that we haven’t seen since settlement began and increased flooding rivers in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Dr. John Pomeroy explains that our traditional reliance on water control structures like dams may not be enough.

Now is the time to rethink the role of wetlands as the original, natural form of storing water in watersheds and landscapes and reducing the effects of downstream flooding. Having drained many wetlands over the past century, we have reduced natural storage and other benefits those wetlands provide, and at the same time, added strain to our water control structures and other flood management systems. Visit GlobalSask for a brief news clip featuring Dr. Pomeroy.

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