New Partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada (media release, February 13, 2018)
Feb 13, 2018 – The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) is pleased to announce that Rachel Scholten of Ducks Unlimited Canada will be working out of the Watershed Conservation Centre at Fanshawe Conservation Area in London.
“Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the UTRCA have similar interests in restoring and creating wetlands for water quality benefits, flood control and wildlife habitat,” said Brad Glasman, Manager of Conservation Services at the UTRCA. “This is a great chance to share technical knowledge and to work collectively on projects offering more and better information to landowners and other clients. There are many opportunities to carry out wetland work and when more groups are involved, more work can get done.”
Rachael Scholten, Conservation Programs Specialist at Ducks Unlimited Canada, said, “I will be working to conserve habitat that benefits waterfowl, other wetland dependent wildlife and society. We will continue to focus on creating new partnerships and build on past relationships with local organizations, such as the UTRCA, so that we can best deliver a program that supports landowners to conserve wetlands.”
Rachael’s geographic area of focus includes Middlesex County, Oxford County, Perth County and eastern Elgin County.
Ducks Unlimited Canada has had a similar arrangement with the Grand River Conservation Authority in Cambridge for the past 15 years that has worked very well.