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Wetlands Alberta

Engaging Albertans to conserve and protect wetlands

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18% of Alberta’s land base is covered by wetlands.

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Wetland Conservation

Wetland conservation is essential to maintain Alberta’s rich natural heritage. Wetlands also play a critical role in replenishing groundwater, absorbing floodwater and naturally filtering surface water. But wetlands and their associated habitats continue to be lost across the province. That’s why so many organizations are hard at work to ensure wetland habitats remain an integral part of the Alberta landscape.

Learn more about why conserving Alberta’s wetlands is so important.

Wetlands provide storage across the landscape to help hold back flood waters and reduce flood peaks.