For 30 years the Prairie Habitat Joint Venture has been conserving and managing habitat for waterfowl and other wetland wildlife across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. PHJV partners have protected 6.8 million acres through agreements lasting from 10 years to perpetuity and influenced conservation on 6 million acres more. Habitat has been improved for the long term, through work like grassland or wetland restoration, on 2.7 million acres, and 9.5 million acres have been managed to enhance habitat quality. Importantly, PHJV partners have been learning along the way – targeting conservation actions more precisely to the most important waterfowl breeding areas.
In the Western Boreal Forest, from 2001 – 2012, Joint Venture activities have influenced the protection of more than 31 million acres of waterfowl habitat (WBF Implementation Plan, Table 3).