New Funding Announcement for Lake Winnipeg

Samantha SmythBanner, Front Page, News

Standing on the shore of Lake Winnipeg, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, announced $400,000 in funding for MHHC over the next two years. “The Government of Canada is making historic investments in protecting nature, including freshwater resources such as Lake Winnipeg. Clean water is an essential resource for Canadians: It’s critical for our … Read More

Hunting for Habitat

Samantha SmythBanner, News

Without habitat…there is no wildlife. It’s that simple! One of MHHC’s most consistent financial supporters have been Wildlife Habitat Canada and the Canadian waterfowl hunters that fund conservation across the country. This partnership has resulted in initiatives benefiting more than 55,000 acres of waterfowl habitat in Manitoba. Since 1985, Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC), a national non-profit, charitable conservation organization, has … Read More

“A very big deal”: A conservation legacy for Manitoba

Samantha SmythBanner, News, Uncategorized

The Province of Manitoba has made a significant and unique contribution of nature conservation for all Manitobans, current and future. With a contribution of $102 million, a conservation trust has been created to address, as the minister of Finance, Cameron Friesen stated in the 2018 Budget speech, “… [our] responsibility to protect our environment for future generations”. This historic investment … Read More

Landowners Benefit from Wetland Restoration

Dylan BBanner, News, Wetland Restoration, Wetlands

The concept behind wetland restoration is to redevelop water basins that have been previously drained. ‘Water basins’ are also known as wetlands, sloughs, potholes, swamps, ponds, bogs or marshes. “Quite often, the wetland was drained with the intent to crop the area. However, drained wetlands don’t always provide ideal land for growing productive crops, and eventually the area becomes a … Read More

Preserving land in its natural state

Samantha SmythBanner, News

Ducks, geese, deer…. These are just a few of Mother Nature’s pets that can be found on Nester Tutkaluk’s property northeast of Oakburn, Manitoba. The property, which is representative of the area, is an excellent habitat for many different species and is especially attractive to ducks. As such, it is a targeted wetland region of Manitoba that is ideal for … Read More

Lazaruks Conserve Valuable Duck Habitat in the Shoal Lake Area

Samantha SmythBanner, News

Len and Vicki Lazaruk have partnered with MHHC to protect 190 acres of waterfowl and wildlife habitat in the Shoal Lake, Manitoba area. This region is one the best in Manitoba for waterfowl breeding, with up to 50 pairs of waterfowl per square mile. Focusing on protecting the wetlands, and allowing cultivated areas to continue in crop production, this project … Read More

The Hagan Family Receives the Blue-winged Teal Award

Samantha SmythBanner, News, Uncategorized

The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation is pleased to recognized a long supporting family Virden, MB for their ongoing contribution to wildlife and habitat conservation! In recognition of their efforts, MHHC presented the Hagan family with the National Blue-winged Teal Award, presented on an annual basis by the North American Waterfowl Management Plan through, Environment and Climate Change Canada and the … Read More

The Birds and the Beef

Samantha SmythBanner, News, Uncategorized

New species at risk funding for Manitoba was announced today, bringing together the beef industry, bird experts and conservation delivery organizations in an effort to manage and preserve native grasslands. With $750,000 in funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) initiative, The Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) is leading a voluntary, incentive-based habitat … Read More

New High-Resolution Wetland Data Available

Dylan BMHHC History, News, Wetland Inventory, Wetlands

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