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Wetlands Alberta

Engaging Albertans to conserve and protect wetlands


A watershed is an area of land that drains to a common point.

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Wetland Biodiversity

Wetlands provide important habitat for Alberta’s wildlife. From microscopic organisms to birds and mammals – some are born and live out their entire lives in wetlands – others spend only part of each day or a part of their life there. But regardless of how much time they spend there, wetlands are crucial to all.

Here are just a few of the critters you might see at an Alberta wetland:

mallard muskrat canadagoose damselfly yellowheadblackbird snail moose shrimp heron leopardfrog beaver waterboatman pintail pair white tail deer coyote
Wetlands provide storage across the landscape to help hold back flood waters and reduce flood peaks.