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Wheatland County turning to DUC to restore wetlands

Published Oct 24 2020 at 12:10 AM GMT
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  • Rather than performing wetland restoration on its own, Wheatland County will help bring wetlands back on the landscape by promoting the ongoing work of Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC).
  • Under the Alberta Wetland Policy, parties working near wetlands for such activities as infrastructure construction or maintenance, must first try to avoid impacting them.
  • If avoidance is not possible, impacts must be minimized.
  • But if the work must result in permanent loss of wetland area (e g infilling, drainage), and the party receives regulatory approval to do so, they are then responsible for wetland replacement.
  • To replace the impacted wetland area, the working party is required to either perform the replacement themselves (by restoring, enhancing or constructing wetlands) or pay compensation to a centralized, provincial fund used to support the policy, including wetland replacement.


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  • Published Oct 24, 2020 12:10 AM GMT