CT Categories at a Glance

Project Category

Activity Types


Up to $125,000 for:

  • Activities tied directly to established priorities in an integrated management watershed plan
  • Activities that have water quality, quantity (water retention, drought mitigation etc.) as a key EG&S outcomes
  • Activities that also contribute other EG&S such as biological diversity, soil conservation, carbon sequestration etc.

Habitat and Wildlife

Up to $100,000 for

  • Projects designed to improve habitat quality and quantity
  • Enhancement of populations of key wildlife species or suites of species
  • Habitat activities that support a regional, provincial, or national plan for wildlife or habitat

Connecting People to Nature

Up to $50,000 for

  • Activities may include enhancement of riverbanks and natural greenways or equivalent natural areas in urban or high use rural settings
  • Projects that improve citizens access to nature (e.g. trails) or enhance a visitor’s experience with nature (signage)
  • Outdoor-based interpretive programs specifically designed to connect people with nature

Innovation and Conservation Planning

Up to $50,000 for

  • Demonstration projects that focus on new approaches to conservation of land, water and wildlife

Up to $25,000 for

  • Large area planning initiatives at an eco-regional, basin, or multi-species scale

Enhancing Soil Health

Up to $50,000 for

  • Activities that contribute to soil organic matter, decreased soil erosion and increase carbon sequestration, primarily through perennial cover management