Homegrown Conservation Since 1986.

 

 
 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to COVID-19, MHHC offices have limited access and if you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms you are requested not to enter any office location. However, please do call or email our staff as we continue to offer all conservation programs, but with the safety of you and our staff being of utmost importance. 

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Wetlands

Wetlands are among the most productive natural ecosystems in the world.

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Watersheds

A watershed is an area of land that catches rain and snow and drains it into one location, such as a stream or lake.

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Grasslands and Species at Risk

MHHC works with landowners to conserve and enhance habitat for at-risk species.

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Mapping and Assessment

MHHC uses high-tech software to create, combine and analyze maps of Manitoba.

Homegrown Conservation Since 1986.

 

Photo by: Peter Lindsay

 

MHHC Stories

Healthy Habitat Welcomes Waterfowl

Healthy Habitat Welcomes Waterfowl

April is prime time for migrating waterfowl to return to south western Manitoba.  Why is this area so special to waterfowl?  The wetlands and grasslands of the Prairie Pothole Region are some of the best waterfowl breeding grounds on the planet. Spring is a critical time in the life cycle of a duck.  The migration from... Read Full Article
Grazed Pastures Essential to Songbird Survival

Grazed Pastures Essential to Songbird Survival

After a long Covid 19 winter, many look forward to spring and the return of Manitoba’s migratory birds.  Canada Geese have already arrived, much earlier than their long term average spring arrival date of March 23rd. Unfortunately, there are fewer songbirds arriving every spring. Migratory songbird populations are suffering a serious decline.  The Bank Swallow has... Read Full Article
Grass Fed Beef Helps Grasslands Thrive

Grass Fed Beef Helps Grasslands Thrive

“There’s no excuse not to try grass-fed beef,” says the recently mailed A&W coupon book. Why would A&W move to serving customers only grass-fed beef? “It is all about feeling good about the food you eat,” says the coupon book. Okay, but what is so special about grass-fed beef?  It’s simple says A&W, “cattle graze on... Read Full Article

WHO WE ARE

MHHC is a Manitoba-based charitable organization dedicated to conservation, restoration and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat (CRA charitable registration # 126479468 RR 0001)

What We Do

MHHC works to conserve fish and wildlife habitat in Manitoba. The Corporation achieves this through voluntary agreements with landowners to conserve, restore and enhance habitat on their property. MHHC also gratefully receives donations for the purpose of maintaining wildlife habitat and for the enjoyment of natural landscapes by Manitobans. Working primarily in agricultural Manitoba, MHHC uses habitat conservation as a tool to improve Manitoba’s wildlife populations and general ecosystem health, including water quality and biodiversity.

MORE ABOUT US

Manitoba Wildlife

Manitoba is home to an estimated 7,225 species of plants and animals. While many of these species are thriving, others like the Northern Prairie Skink, whose Canadian populations are found only in south western Manitoba, are at risk of extinction. Although plant and animal numbers fluctuate naturally, people are having a greater impact on species populations through loss of habitat. MHHC focuses conservation programming on Manitoba’s Species at Risk and waterfowl, with the goal to improve species populations for future generations to enjoy.

Learn More about our efforts
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Great Grey Owl

In 1987 Manitobans adopted the Great Grey Owl as our Provincial Bird.

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Piping Plover

The Piping Plover is a stocky shorebird with a white breast.

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Red Headed Woodpecker

A vivid red head, neck and breast make the Red-headed Woodpecker easily recognizable.

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Gray Jay

Recently designated as Canada’s National Bird, the Gray Jay can be found in every province and territory in Canada!

With your help we can ensure a lasting legacy for wildlife in Manitoba!

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