News from November 2011

New Boreal Wetlands Factsheets Available from Ducks Unlimited Canada

November 5, 2011 | Posted by AB NAWMP

What makes the boreal forest so important?

The answer is simple: water.

Wetland types here range from less productive bogs and fens—called peat lands—to highly productive marshes, swamps, and open-water basins. In total, Canada’s western boreal forest has more than 100 million acres of surface water, with an additional 150 million acres of peat lands.

Developed by Ducks Unlimited Canada, these new fact sheets describe the general characteristics (soil, hydrology and vegetation) and ecological benefits of the five major boreal wetland types – bog, fen, marsh, swamp and open water.

Click here to download the fact sheets and learn more about these important boreal wetland types today.