Preserving land in its natural state

Samantha SmythBanner, News

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Ducks, geese, deer…. These are just a few of Mother Nature’s pets that can be found on Nester Tutkaluk’s property northeast of Oakburn, Manitoba. The property, which is representative of the area, is an excellent habitat for many different species and is especially attractive to ducks. As such, it is a targeted wetland region of Manitoba that is ideal for … Read More

Lazaruks Conserve Valuable Duck Habitat in the Shoal Lake Area

Samantha SmythBanner, News

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Len and Vicki Lazaruk have partnered with MHHC to protect 190 acres of waterfowl and wildlife habitat in the Shoal Lake, Manitoba area. This region is one the best in Manitoba for waterfowl breeding, with up to 50 pairs of waterfowl per square mile. Focusing on protecting the wetlands, and allowing cultivated areas to continue in crop production, this project … Read More

The Hagan Family Receives the Blue-winged Teal Award

Samantha SmythBanner, News, Uncategorized

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The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation is pleased to recognized a long supporting family Virden, MB for their ongoing contribution to wildlife and habitat conservation! In recognition of their efforts, MHHC presented the Hagan family with the National Blue-winged Teal Award, presented on an annual basis by the North American Waterfowl Management Plan through, Environment and Climate Change Canada and the … Read More

The Birds and the Beef

Samantha SmythBanner, News, Uncategorized

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New species at risk funding for Manitoba was announced today, bringing together the beef industry, bird experts and conservation delivery organizations in an effort to manage and preserve native grasslands. With $750,000 in funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) initiative, The Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) is leading a voluntary, incentive-based habitat … Read More

New High-Resolution Wetland Data Available

Dylan BMHHC History, News, Wetland Inventory, Wetlands

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The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) is pleased to announce that it has publicly released the first of four high-resolution wetland datasets covering the Assiniboine River Valley and surrounding region, extending from the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border to the City of Brandon. MHHC has been participating in a Province-wide wetland inventory project, part of a larger national Canadian Wetland Inventory mapping initiative. … Read More

Manitoba Farmers’ Voice highlights MHHC landowner Alistair Hagan

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The Keystone Agricultural Producers magazine The Farmers’ Voice featured an interview with long-time Conservation Agreement holder Alistair Hagan and some discussion on what it means to work with MHHC in protecting your natural habitat. To read the article just turn to page 22 in the Spring 2016 issue, if you have a physical copy, or you can download the magazine … Read More

Crew family recognized for contribution

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The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) was pleased to have formally recognized the Crew family for their donation of two parcels of land to MHHC at a recent dedication ceremony. Frank Crew, originally from Birtle, Manitoba, donated the property that had been part of his family’s farm for half a century. After grain farming in the Birtle area for more … Read More

Largest donated Conservation Agreement in Manitoba history

dbartLand Donations, MHHC History, News, Wetlands

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A Lake Manitoba wetland about five times the size of Birds Hill Park called Big Grass Marsh has been protected by the municipalities of Lakeview and Westbourne for conservation, making this the largest such land donation in the province’s history, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.  This is the largest conservation agreement of its kind in Canada. … Read More

Wetland Restoration: Restoring Landscape Resilience

dbartBanner, Wetland Restoration, Wetlands

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The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) is working with landowners to address on-farm and community-level water concerns through wetland restoration. Restoring wetlands under paid 10-year term contracts or perpetual agreements is a simple and effective way to reduce nutrient loading to Manitoba’s lakes and rivers and support wildlife and waterfowl, while improving your land’s natural resilience to extreme wet and … Read More

Hen Houses Provide a Haven for Nesting Mallards

dbartBanner, Nest Structures, News, Potholes Plus Program, Wetlands

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Thousands of new mallard ducklings will be hitting the water in wetlands across southwestern Manitoba this spring.  That would appear to be unremarkable, however, these ducklings would likely not exist but for the combined efforts of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation and the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation. These two organizations have erected more than 2400 nesting structures on wetlands throughout southwestern … Read More