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Grad students work in the field during the summer to collect specimens and analyze data.  Jolly, aren't they!
Grad students work in the field during the summer to collect specimens and analyze data. Jolly, aren't they!

Wetland terrain in northeastern Alberta near Utikima Lake
Wetland terrain in northeastern Alberta near Utikima Lake

Biologist Dr. Eric Butterworth peeks out of an elevated plywood duck blind
Biologist Dr. Eric Butterworth peeks out of an elevated plywood duck blind

One of the many small lakes in the region Ducks Unlimited is surveying to collect data on how waterfowl use the northern wetlands.  This is particularly important as prairie nesting sites disappear due to continuing droughts
One of the many small lakes in the region Ducks Unlimited is surveying to collect data on how waterfowl use the northern wetlands. This is particularly important as prairie nesting sites disappear due to continuing droughts

Ducks Unlimited biologist Dr. Eric Butterworth scouting for waterfowl
Ducks Unlimited biologist Dr. Eric Butterworth scouting for waterfowl

Wellsites remove forest cover and wetlands from the north which negatively impacts the boreal ecosystem
Wellsites remove forest cover and wetlands from the north which negatively impacts the boreal ecosystem

Treetop perch for watching ducks and loons
Treetop perch for watching ducks and loons

Another lakeshore
Another lakeshore

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