The Alberta NAWMP places a high priority on achieving results through extension activities. Our partners direct their extension efforts to agricultural and water resource management communities, encouraging them to adopt wildlife and wetland-friendly land-use and water management practices.
Partner-directed extension programs focus on sharing information about restoring and retaining wetland and upland habitats. These programs include forage conversion, winter cereals and species at risk. Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) provides forage extension programs or winter cereals extension programs. Species-at-risk-based extension activities are implemented by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Alberta Environment and Parks (through the Alberta Conservation Association).
Extension programs are delivered throughout Alberta’s prairie/parkland. Similar to direct programs, partners continually seek to identify and align collaborative opportunities for extension programs, such as integrated watershed management, biodiversity planning, wildlife and biodiversity enhancement best management practices (BMPs) and environmental services.