The following is a compilation of impressions, collected from Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) field staff, of environmental conditions relative to breeding waterfowl. These observations are not based on systematic surveys, and are not intended to describe hunting conditions.
Spring runoff should be normal to above normal in much of the British Columbia/Western Boreal Forest Region, where conditions are improving in the Peace region. In the Prairie Region, Alberta is expecting its best spring habitat conditions in several years. It will be a very wet spring in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, where more snowfall is expected in late March. Additional precipitation is also likely to fall in the Eastern Region, which will help to maintain good overall habitat conditions.