Projects Inventory

Member

Conservation Easements

Kristine Tapley

Ducks Unlimited Canada

On-going

Audience(s): Cow-Calf   Project Type(s): Promote

While maintaining ownership, producers make a commitment to conserve the natural integrity of the habitats agreed upon between the producer and Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), by limiting the amount and type of development that can occur. Our easements have adapted to better suit farmer’s needs, too. DUC now offers term agreements in many areas and occasional farming clauses.

Goals:

Goal #3: Enhance ecosystem services and biodiversity on lands managed by beef producers

Indicators Addressed:
  • Grasslands, tame pastures and native ecosystems are maintained or enhanced.

Owning grassland with a conservation easement is a very secure way of “maintaining” the stand.

Communication Tools:

DUC communications and marketing staff promoted the partnership with online content, social media and traditional earned media and by using internal communications tools such as www.ducks.ca, a national magazine, e-newsletter distribution to members and volunteers, and annual reporting.

Tagged as: Land Use