Manitoba Habitat Conservancy Receives Historic Funding 

Tanner BanasBanner, Front Page, News

MP Terry Duguid and MHC CEO Stephen Carlyle pose together at an event at the Forks

Big news for conservation in our province this week as Manitoba Habitat Conservancy (MHC) has just received $6.1 million from the federal government’s Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund (NSCSF). This is the largest single financial boost we have ever received, and it will allow us to embark on our largest project to date, the conservation of around 1,200 hectares of … Read More

MHC Invests Nearly $12 Million in Vital Conservation Initiatives Across the Province

Diana PerezBanner, Front Page, News

The Manitoba Habitat Conservancy (MHC) Board of Directors has approved an impressive $11.96 million in funding through the Conservation, GROW, and Wetlands GROW Trusts. This significant investment is set to achieve a diverse array of on-the-ground water and land conservation efforts throughout Manitoba. “Today, on World Water Day, I’m proud to announce the Board’s substantial commitment to preserving our province’s … Read More

Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation Unveils New Brand Identity

Nancy BeechBanner, Front Page, News

MHHC changes name after 37 years and embraces growth with brand evolution Today, Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation announced their new name and branding. The evolution from Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation to Manitoba Habitat Conservancy builds on past successes and recognition of the need to adapt and grow. Along with their name change comes an update in their brand identity, introducing … Read More

$10.36 million for New Conservation Projects from the Conservation and GROW Trusts

Diana PerezBanner, Front Page, News

The Manitoba Habitat Conservancy (MHC) Board of Directors recently approved more than $10 million in conservation funding for Manitoba-based conservation organizations. Manitoba’s Watershed Districts have been approved to receive up to $7.57 million, with an additional $2.79 million in new grants to support 19 projects delivered by 15 of Manitoba’s leading conservation organizations. These projects are supported by endowments made … Read More

MHC and partners to launch a beer to help conserve Manitoba wetlands

Diana PerezBanner, Front Page, News

In celebration of World Wetlands Day, the Manitoba Habitat Conservancy (MHC) and Delta Waterfowl Foundation have partnered with Lake of the Woods Brewing Company (LOWBREWco) to launch a limited-edition beer, the proceeds of which will go to help conserve and restore wetlands in Manitoba. Wetlands are among the most productive natural ecosystems in the world, comparable to tropical rain forests … Read More

Manitoba Cattle Producers Critical to Future of Grassland Species

Alex YuzwaBanner, News

By Wayne Hildebrand Bill Alexander is a fourth generation cattle producer who farms near Lenore, Manitoba. Bill and his wife Darla recently signed two Conservation Agreements with Manitoba Habitat Conservancy (MHC) to protect their grassland pastures and preserve the natural ecosystems on their farm. “Our farm is strictly a cow-calf operation,” said Alexander. “The soil just isn’t suited to grain. … Read More

Grassland Stewardship Program Offers New Opportunities for Cattle Producers

Kasie McLaughlinBanner, News

Manitoba Beef Producers received funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to offer the Keep Grazing Program to cattle producers over a  three-year period. The focus of the program was to deliver information and incentives to cattle producers about enhancing pastureland, with the goal of improving grass quality and maintaining a healthy habitat for species at risk. Manitoba Habitat … Read More

New Regenerative Accelerator Project on the Prairies

Alex YuzwaBanner, News, The Conservation Trust

In an effort to improve soil health, Holistic Management Canada has received $324,179 from Manitoba’s Conservation Trust to support new Regenerative Accelerator projects across the province. Ninety five percent of our food is directly or indirectly produced on our soils.  Scientists are warning that soil health has been degrading faster than our current ability to replenish it. A Soil Health … Read More

East Area Wetland Restoration Project Creates Wetland Education Opportunities

Alex YuzwaBanner, News

Conservation Trust contribution: $100,000  Total Project Budget: $242,175  In 2019, one of the first grants from the Conservation Trust went to Brandon’s Riverbank Discovery Centre for its East Area Interpretive Wetlands project.  The project helped restore a wetland that was greatly damaged by flooding in 2011 and 2014. Because the wetland is a focal point for visitors and conservation education … Read More