Northern Alberta has been getting more rain lately. Fort Mc fire is now contained, residents have been moving back in now since June 1 and fire bans have been lifted. Overall wetland conditions across central Alberta would have to be considered as fair now with pockets of good and poor mixed in here and there according to where the heavy showers hit or missed. Looks like with the improved conditions there has been a significant nesting effort by the local ducks,,, seeing very good numbers of lone drakes in areas with good habitat. Crops, pastures and hay fields are doing very well,,, a far cry from what it looked like a month ago,,, if the showers continue, maybe the hay mowers can be delayed long enough to allow the new nests to hatch.