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

Delta Marsh Carp Removal Announcement

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The Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship announced today, as a lead-up to World Wetlands Day, $3.5 million in funding for the restoration of one of Manitoba’s great marshes—Delta Marsh. To mark World Wetlands Day on February 2nd, MHHC’s Chief Executive Officer attended an announcement of funding that will be used to restore the Delta Marsh. While the project is … Read More

Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation signs 600th Conservation Agreement

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The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) marked Earth Day with the signing of its’ 600th conservation agreement, which will permanently conserve 93 privately-owned acres of upland and 51 acres of wetlands within the Turtlehead Creek watershed in the Turtle Mountains. This agreement brings the total area of land protected under MHHC’s conservation agreements to over 110,000 acres of threatened habitat … Read More