Homegrown Conservation Since 1986.

 

 
 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to COVID-19, MHHC offices have limited access and if you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms you are requested not to enter any office location. However, please do call or email our staff as we continue to offer all conservation programs, but with the safety of you and our staff being of utmost importance. 

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Wetlands

Wetlands are among the most productive natural ecosystems in the world.

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Watersheds

A watershed is an area of land that catches rain and snow and drains it into one location, such as a stream or lake.

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Grasslands and Species at Risk

MHHC works with landowners to conserve and enhance habitat for at-risk species.

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Mapping and Assessment

MHHC uses high-tech software to create, combine and analyze maps of Manitoba.

Homegrown Conservation Since 1986.

 

Photo by: Peter Lindsay

 

The Balance of Agriculture and Conservation

The Balance of Agriculture and Conservation

  Next year will mark 35 years for the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC). Established in 1986 by the Provincial Government of Manitoba; MHHC was created to build partnerships and work with landowners, farmers, and ranchers in rural Manitoba. The mandate is simple: “Conserve, restore and enhance fish and wildlife habitat in Manitoba” and with... Read Full Article
20 years of Conservation Success

20 years of Conservation Success

At the start of a new year, it is nice to look back on accomplishments of the previous year and see success. In the conservation world, Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation is looking back at the past 20 years to see the success of its Conservation Agreements program in the Whitemud Watershed and throughout Manitoba. It was 20 years ago when the Corporation signed its first Conservation Agreement with... Read Full Article
First Call for Proposals For GROW Projects Now Open

First Call for Proposals For GROW Projects Now Open

Conservation and GROW Trusts Providing $5.0 Million in New Funds for Watershed Health This Year. The first call for Letters of Intent for project proposals under Manitoba’s new GRowing Outcomes in Watersheds (GROW) Program opens on January 10. Groups that are eligible to deliver GROW (Watershed Districts) may apply for up to $500,000 in funding. Other... Read Full Article

What We Do

The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) works to conserve fish and wildlife habitat in Manitoba. The Corporation achieves this through voluntary agreements with landowners to conserve, restore and enhance habitat on their property. MHHC also gratefully receives donations for the purpose of maintaining wildlife habitat and for the enjoyment of natural landscapes by Manitobans. Working primarily in agricultural Manitoba, MHHC uses habitat conservation as a tool to improve Manitoba’s wildlife populations and general ecosystem health, including water quality and biodiversity.

What is our Mission?

Manitoba Wildlife

Manitoba is home to an estimated 7,225 species of plants and animals. While many of these species are thriving, others like the Northern Prairie Skink, whose Canadian populations are found only in south western Manitoba, are at risk of extinction. Although plant and animal numbers fluctuate naturally, people are having a greater impact on species populations through loss of habitat. MHHC focuses conservation programming on Manitoba’s Species at Risk and waterfowl, with the goal to improve species populations for future generations to enjoy.

Learn More about our efforts
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Great Grey Owl

In 1987 Manitobans adopted the Great Grey Owl as our Provincial Bird.

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Piping Plover

The Piping Plover is a stocky shorebird with a white breast.

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Red Headed Woodpecker

A vivid red head, neck and breast make the Red-headed Woodpecker easily recognizable.

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Gray Jay

Recently designated as Canada’s National Bird, the Gray Jay can be found in every province and territory in Canada!

With your help we can ensure a lasting legacy for wildlife in Manitoba!

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