MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Aug. 5, 2019 – Ducks Unlimited has released the latest film in its online series DU Conserve Films.
Each film features conservationists who are passionate about saving resources in the four major habitat regions of North America.
In The Boreal Forest, this vast expanse of wilderness is explored and explained. Once considered remote and untouchable, it’s now a target for resource development.
DU Director of Arctic and Boreal Conservation Dr. Fritz Reid’s intimate knowledge of the forest is displayed throughout the film.
“In North America, the Boreal Forest represents a huge landscape of water,” Reid said. “It provides breeding habitat for about one-third of the ducks on the continent.”
Barrett “Sonny” Lenoir grew up in northern Canada, enjoying the rich bounty of this wild place. He is now National Boreal Program and Northwest Territories Manager of Operation for DU Canada.
“The Boreal Forest is quiet, pristine and very clean,” Lenoir said. “We want to make sure it’s always here. In the end, we want to see that the north stays the north.”
The Boreal Forest contains 29 percent of the world’s remaining forest cover. This is true wilderness, but negative environmental impact is still felt from mining operations and other encroachments.
Ducks Unlimited is committed to keeping the Boreal Forest what it is today. Reid encouraged everyone to help.
“The Boreal Campaign is a wonderful conservation opportunity. Whether you are a waterfowl hunter or just someone that enjoys the great outdoors, get involved in conserving one of the last great places on the globe,” he said.
DU Conserve Films is sponsored by YETI and First national Bank of Omaha.
The 2019 season includes four films released each week in August.
Film episodes focus on the Boreal Forest, California’s Central Valley, the Prairie Pothole Region and the Gulf Coast.
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Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14.5 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.