Species at risk
How You Can Help
MHC is able to help landowners conserve and enhance habitat for Species at Risk through:
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.
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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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.