Allan/Dana Hills Landscape

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Ducks Unlimited Canada

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)

Project Location: Saskatchewan

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Terrestrial Habitat

Project Description

Through this proposal Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) will conserve critical uplands and wetlands within the Allan/Dana Hills Landscape of the Canadian Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) to provide long-term benefits to species impacted by the BP Oil Spill. DUC will secure private lands to restore drained wetlands, convert croplands to upland habitat and retain important at-risk wetland and upland habitat. DUC will also secure conservation easements (CEs) on private lands to retain intact tracts of high density/diversity wetland habitat intermixed with uplands at high risk of being converted to cropland. DUC’s enhancement activities will restore small, shallow wetland basins via simple earthen ditch plugs and engineered control structures, in addition to restoring uplands by converting crops to hay, delayed hay and dense nesting cover.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 385
Project Name: Allan/Dana Hills Landscape
SourceUID: 385
Latitude: 51.89976395
Longitude: -105.9185842
Country: Canada
State or Province: Saskatchewan
County: Unknown
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Terrestrial Habitat
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Pat Kehoe
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: Acquisitions may not yet been finalized, so purchased acres amount is the expected purchased acres.
Acres Acquired: 2354
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee / Easement
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Unknown
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
Easement Holder Name : Ducks Unlimited Canada
Easement Holder Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: Permanent
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 1226
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 4000000
DWH Funder: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 2000000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2014
Award Month: 3
Total Amount Leveraged: 2000000