Ducks Unlimited Canada

"Decision-Making for Wetland Management" Real Estate Professional Workshop

Total Funded: $25,000
Location: Central Alberta, Alberta

Marketing Opportunities in Conservation Incentives Seminar

How can land that is or could be part of a conservation program advantage your realty business? That’s what you’ll find out with this new one-day course developed by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and supported by the Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF). After completing the course, you’ll discover that the benefits of restoration and conservation programs go beyond environmental; they can actually bring you more revenue potential. The key for you is being able to scout the opportunities.

This course explains how DUC identifies and secures properties with high restoration and conservation value potential. As a realtor, you can play an important part in this process as you are well positioned to help identify land that may qualify for DUC programs. This could also lead to gains for your business down the road from the potential sale and resale of the land.

Course topics include:
• What is a wetland and why wetlands matter
• Identifying existing wetlands and wetland restoration opportunities
• Historic loss of wetlands and the resulting impact on water quality,  flooding, drought and biodiversity
• Societal attitudes regarding wetlands and how they are changing
• Wetland and upland restoration and conservation incentive  programs offered by DUC including the Revolving Land Conservation  Purchase program, Wetland Restoration Lease program, and  conservation easements, and how they can enhance your business
• Geographic areas that offer the most potential for conservation and wetland restoration programs

Wednesday, September 27
Olds College – Continuing Education
4500 – 50 Street
Olds, Alberta T4H 1R6
To register, email coned@oldscollege.ca or phone 403 556 4740
Thursday, October 12
Lakeland College – Room AL207
5707 College Drive
Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1K5
To register, email marilyn.sommer@lakelandcollege.ca or phone 780 853 8457