New High-Resolution Wetland Data Available

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The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) is pleased to announce that it has publicly released the first of four high-resolution wetland datasets covering the Assiniboine River Valley and surrounding region, extending from the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border to the City of Brandon. MHHC has been participating in a Province-wide wetland inventory project, part of a larger national Canadian Wetland Inventory mapping initiative. … Read More

Manitoba Farmers’ Voice highlights MHHC landowner Alistair Hagan

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The Keystone Agricultural Producers magazine The Farmers’ Voice featured an interview with long-time Conservation Agreement holder Alistair Hagan and some discussion on what it means to work with MHHC in protecting your natural habitat. To read the article just turn to page 22 in the Spring 2016 issue, if you have a physical copy, or you can download the magazine … Read More

Crew family recognized for contribution

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The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) was pleased to have formally recognized the Crew family for their donation of two parcels of land to MHHC at a recent dedication ceremony. Frank Crew, originally from Birtle, Manitoba, donated the property that had been part of his family’s farm for half a century. After grain farming in the Birtle area for more … Read More

Largest donated Conservation Agreement in Manitoba history

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A Lake Manitoba wetland about five times the size of Birds Hill Park called Big Grass Marsh has been protected by the municipalities of Lakeview and Westbourne for conservation, making this the largest such land donation in the province’s history, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.  This is the largest conservation agreement of its kind in Canada. … Read More

Wetland Restoration: Restoring Landscape Resilience

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The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) is working with landowners to address on-farm and community-level water concerns through wetland restoration. Restoring wetlands under paid 10-year term contracts or perpetual agreements is a simple and effective way to reduce nutrient loading to Manitoba’s lakes and rivers and support wildlife and waterfowl, while improving your land’s natural resilience to extreme wet and … Read More

Hen Houses Provide a Haven for Nesting Mallards

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Thousands of new mallard ducklings will be hitting the water in wetlands across southwestern Manitoba this spring.  That would appear to be unremarkable, however, these ducklings would likely not exist but for the combined efforts of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation and the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation. These two organizations have erected more than 2400 nesting structures on wetlands throughout southwestern … Read More

Wildlife Habitat Organization Cutting Shrubs in Pastures

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The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) has been working with private landowners in South-Western Manitoba over this past summer to cut down shrubs in native pastures. The MHHC is a wildlife habitat organization interested in the conservation and management of native mixed grass prairie in Manitoba. They have begun a 3 year program, available to landowners, that is aimed at … Read More

Shrub mowing to enhance grasslands for Species at Risk

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Encroachment by wolf willow, snowberry and other woody shrubs, is a major threat to native mixed-grass prairie habitat. Without proper management, extensive patches can develop. A high density of shrub species negatively affects the health of prairie by competing with grasses for sunlight, nutrients and water. Shrubs also decrease the health of warm season grasses by shading the ground, resulting … Read More

Grosse Isle Restoration Project and Slideshow

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[slideshow_deploy id=’1383′] The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) has partnered with a team of conservation organizations and local landowners to restore what has almost been completely lost—native prairie. Currently less than 1% of the original Tall-grass Prairie stands remain in Manitoba, but, through the Prairie Habitat Revival Project, MHHC is undertaking the restoration of 223 acres (90 hectares) of habitat … Read More