The protection, conservation and responsible management of Canada’s vast and diverse wetland resources remains a key environmental and economic challenge of the 21st century. Since 2015, CWR members have been dedicated to addressing this challenge in a way that enables land and resource use, and the associated economic and social benefits. The CWR is co-chaired by Ducks Unlimited Canada and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. In addition to wetland science, management and stewardship, CWR’s programs develop and share trusted information.
CWR members have established three key intended outcomes for the CWR.
1. Improve wetland conservation, protection and management decisions, with emphasis on responsible management and landscape/watershed planning.
2. Support Canada’s social, economic and reconciliation goals.
3. Strengthen the role of wetlands in support of Canada’s national and international conservation commitments.