|Ducks Unlimited Canada bought 900 hectares of wetlands in the Cypress
Hills in 2011 to conserve the area. The group supports a provincial
policy of using offsets to ensure conservation of land.
Photograph by: Leah Hennel , Calgary Herald
Alberta explores making companies pay if they don’t preserve wetlands
By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald April 24, 2014
The Alberta government is considering a wide-ranging policy for conservation offsets, starting with a test project on wetlands in the southern part of the province later this year.
The policy, which would be used as a guide for landowners, municipalities and companies, could ultimately cover air, land, water and biodiversity.
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