Species at risk

How You Can Help

MHC is able to help landowners conserve and enhance habitat for Species at Risk through:


MHC is able to work with private landowners to conserve habitat for Species at Risk using conservation agreements.

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MHC works with landowners to integrate management practices that improve Species at Risk habitat on native pastures.

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Keep Grazing Program

BMP Incentives for Livestock and Wildlife Benefits
MHC is partnering with Manitoba Beef Producers and Environment and Climate Change Canada to provide farmers with new opportunities, and funding, to create and enhance species at risk habitat on their lands.
This program provides a range of landowner-driven opportunities to support SAR in Manitoba, while still recognizing your need to make a living from your land. The two core elements of this program are 1) the implementation of beneficial management practices (BMPs) on pasture lands in southwest Manitoba (“Keep Grazing” project) and 2) SAR extension and BMP delivery across Manitoba through range management planning.

Species at Risk booklet

This booklet provides an overview of the Species At Risk (SAR) likely to be found in various geographic regions of Manitoba, what habitat they prefer and what type of beneficial management practice would enhance their habitat.

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Species at Risk Fact Sheets

Want to learn more about some of Manitoba's Species at Risk (SAR)? Our printable fact sheets include: fun facts, range maps and beneficial management practices. Check them out!

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Sprague's Pipit

The Sprague's Pipit is a medium-sized, cryptically coloured song bird. They can be found in southwestern Manitoba on native prairie fields...

Western Prairie Fringed-orchid

Canadian populations of the Western Prairie Fringed-orchid can only be found in the tall-grass prairie habitat of southeastern Manitoba...

Piping Plover

The Piping Plover is a stocky shorebird with a white breast and pale brown to grey back, head and wings. It is identifiable by a black stripe across the forehead...

Red-headed Woodpecker

A vivid red head, neck and breast make the Red-headed Woodpecker easily recognizable. It is an omnivorous species, feeding on insects in the summer and nuts in the winter...

Silky Prairie-clover

Also known as the Hairy Prairie-clover, this perennial grows in partially stabilized sand dunes and can be found in south western Manitoba at several sites including Spruce Woods, the Lauder Sandhills...

Small White Lady's-slipper

The Small White Lady's-slipper belongs to the Orchid family and as the name suggests is characterized by small, white, slipper shaped flower...

Did you know

Manitoba is home to more than 50 Species at Risk, the majority of which live in native pastures and grasslands across southern Manitoba. Over the past 30 years MHC has worked with landowners to conserve and enhance over 60,000 acres of habitat for at-risk species.
In addition to the conservation of land for Species at Risk, MHC partners with landowners in the management of these lands. Through activities like shrub mowing, MHC is able to maintain working pastures and grasslands in a condition more suitable for many Species at Risk and livestock alike.

More Species At Risk

Want to see other Species at Risk in the Manitoba area. The more you know the better you can help us protect species.

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