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  • 2017 NAWCA Proposals

    New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec

    Project: DUC / Eastern Habitat Joint Venture Habitat Program 2017-2
    Location: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Grantee: Ducks Unlimited Canada
    Contact: David Kostersky
    Funding Partners:  Ducks Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited Canada
    Approved: 04/26/2017
    NAWCA Grant: $3,223,600
    U.S. Matching Funds: $1,611,800
    Canadian Matching Funds: $1,611,800
    Joint Venture Region: Eastern Habitat Joint Venture
    BCR: 7, 8, 12, 13 and 14

    This project is the next phase of DUC's multi-year commitment to achieve the goals and objectives of the EHJV under the NAWMP. Project partners will secure 960 acres (516 wetland and 444 upland) in fee simple acquisition and 3,867 acres (975 wetland and 2,892 upland) in conservation agreements. This project will also enhance 3,750 acres (3,600 wetland and 150 upland), influence 50,850 acres through stewardship activities, and manage 1,095,186 acres of previously secured habitat.

    British Columbia

    Project: British Columbia Pacific Coastal & Canadian Intermountain CONS Program 2017-2
    Location: British Columbia
    Grantee: Ducks Unlimited Canada
    Contact: David Kostersky
    Funding Partners:  Ducks Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited Canada
    Approved: 04/26/2017
    NAWCA Grant: $1,000,000
    U.S. Matching Funds: $500,000
    Canadian Matching Funds: $500, 000
    Joint Venture Region: Canadian Intermountain, Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture
    BCR: 5, 9 and 10

    The 2017-2 addition to this project describes the next phase in DUC’s multi-year commitment to deliver science-based habitat conservation projects to achieve NAWMP goals in the BC-PBHJV and the CIJV. This project will secure 10 upland acres through fee simple acquisition, 200 acres (70 wetland and 130 upland) in Crown Land Designation, and 50 acres (10 wetland and 40 upland) through conservation agreements (10-year agreements minimum). Enhancement activities will impact 335 acres (220 wetland and 115 upland) by restoring or enhancing wetland and estuarine hydrology or by reversing the impacts of incompatible agriculture. Previously secured habitats across both JVs will be managed to maintain quality habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife: these activities will affect 419,910 acres (164,195 wetland and 255,715 upland). Stewardship activities will influence 3,000 acres (1,000 wetland and 2,000 upland). Examples of stewardship activities include: eradicating invasive plant species and encouraging winter cover crops and other cropping activities to provide food sources for waterfowl.

    Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

    Project: Potholes Plus Project 2017-2
    Location: Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Grantee: Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation
    Contact: Stephen Carlyle
    Funding Partners:  Delta Waterfowl Foundation, Environment & Climate Change Canada, Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation
    Approved: 04/26/2017
    NAWCA Grant: $320,000
    U.S. Matching Funds: $160,000
    Canadian Matching Funds: $160,000
    Joint Venture Region: Prairie Habitat Joint Venture
    BCR: 11

    This project will provide protection, enhancement and land management benefits to breeding waterfowl and other wetland-associated species in Manitoba’s Prairie Pothole Region (PPR). Perpetual conservation easements will occur on 515 acres and medium-term (≥10 years) conservation agreements will occur on 195 acres of high-quality habitats. Adding to the benefits provided by the retention of these habitats will be the installation of 195 hen houses (nest tunnels) in Manitoba and the maintenance of another 2,675 across the Prairie Habitat Joint Venture (PHJV). Compliance monitoring of 109,175 acres of previously secured habitats and maintenance of hen houses will ensure ongoing productivity.

    New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec

    Project: NCC Ontario, Quebec & Atlantic: Protecting Wetland & Upland Habitat EHJV 2017-2
    Location: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Grantee: The Nature Conservancy of Canada
    Contact: Kathryn Folkl
    Funding Partners:  Friends of The Nature Conservancy of Canada, The Nature Conservancy of Canada
    Approved: 04/26/2017
    NAWCA Grant: $2,096,000
    U.S. Matching Funds: $1,048,000
    Canadian Matching Funds: $1,048,000
    Joint Venture Region: Eastern Habitat Joint Venture
    BCR: 8, 12, 13 and 14

    Securement, enhancement, management and stewardship activities across the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture will prohibit degradation and fragmentation of wetland and upland habitat and ensure the protection of wintering, molting, breeding and staging areas for many bird species including tens of thousands of waterfowl. Project accomplishments will include fee simple acquisition of 3,000 acres (1,190 wetland and 1,810 upland), 50 acres (10 wetland and 40 upland) in conservation agreements, 74 acres (12 wetland and 62 upland) of enhancement activities and management of 72,335 previously secured acres. Stewardship activities will also affect 991 acres.

    British Columbia

    Project: NCC BC: CIJV & PBHJV Wetland-Associated MIG Bird Habitat Conservation 2017-2
    Location: British Columbia
    Grantee: The Nature Conservancy of Canada
    Contact: Kathryn Folkl
    Funding Partners:  Friends of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, he Nature Conservancy of Canada
    Approved: 04/26/2017
    NAWCA Grant: $400,000
    U.S. Matching Funds: $200,000
    Canadian Matching Funds: $200,000
    Joint Venture Region: Canadian Intermountain, Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture
    BCR: 5, 9 and 10

     This project represents NCC’s multi-year commitment and contribution to the work of the Prairie Habitat Joint Venture (PHJV) and the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP). This project will acquire 565 acres (141 wetland and 424 upland) of new wetland and associated upland habitat and to manage this exceptional habitat in perpetuity as prescribed by the PHJV 2013-2020 Prairie Parklands Implementation Plan.


    Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

    Project: NCC Prairies & Boreal: PHJV 2017-2
    Location: Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Grantee: The Nature Conservancy of Canada
    Contact: Kathryn Folkl
    Funding Partners:  Friends of he Nature Conservancy of Canada, The Nature Conservancy of Canada
    Approved: 04/26/2017
    NAWCA Grant: $470,000
    U.S. Matching Funds: $235,000
    Canadian Matching Funds: $235,000
    Joint Venture Region: Prairie Habitat Joint Venture
    BCR: 6 and 11

    The NCC-Prairies and Boreal: PHJV 2017-2 proposal unites NCC provincial operations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in supporting implementation of the PHJV as defined by the
    2013-2020 Prairie Parkland Implementation Plan. Guided by an effective partnership model and plan, this proposal will enable NCC to secure additional waterfowl breeding, moulting and migration habitat and to manage the significant inventory of previously secured habitats in perpetuity. Securement of exceptional wetland and associated upland habitat will occur through fee simple acquisition only. The need for securement activities is continually increasing in response to multiple pressures from the agricultural sector.

    Under this 2017-2 NAWCA agreement, NCC aims to secure a total of 565 acres of habitat, comprised of 141 acres of wetland and 424 acres of associated upland habitat. Properties secured under this and prior NAWCA agreements totaling 75,419 acres (17,583 wetland acres, 57,826 upland acres) are to be managed for the long-term protection of their values for waterfowl and other migratory bird species.