Glossary of Terms
Carbon Sequestration: a process that removes carbon from the atmosphere and stores it in the natural environment.
Fish Habitat "Above the Waterline": riverbank and lake shoreline enhancements that significantly contribute to fish habitat restoration. An example would be establishing bank vegetation to promote bank stability, decrease silt accumulation, reduce the degree to which rocks, boulders, gravel, etc. are embedded in silt and sand (embeddedness) and provide shade, and nutrients and insects for food.
Objectives: objectives describe the specific, measurable ways to project will address the conservation issue identified. Objectives should be S.M.A.R.T.- specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.
Primary and Applied Research: research projects, including feasibility studies of new land and water conservation concepts, are not eligible for Trust funding, though these activities may be used for matching fund purposes if the research activity relates to the project proposal.
Riparian Zones: the transition zones that are found along streams, rivers, lake shores and wetlands. These areas support unique wildlife and plant communities. Healthy riparian areas have many important functions in our watersheds (Manitoba Climate and Green Plan).
Stacking: multiple funders (typically unbeknownst to them) fund activities at a combined cost that exceeds accepted market rates and/or the established landowner cost-shares.
- A Trust funded project is approved for incentive payments at a specific rate and later funding from an additional funder is added to increase the incentive payment above the specific rate.
- A Trust funded project is approved with a landowner cost-share, and later funding from an additional funder is added
to substitute landowner cost-share.
Working Landscapes: areas where people and significant economic activities co-exist with natural lands and water. Working Landscapes have a higher immediate risk of loss than areas without significant economic activity. Working Landscapes have generally experienced significant loss of natural areas already and the future risk of loss remains significant.