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    351 St. Joseph Boulevard
    Gatineau, Quebec
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  • 2006-1 NAWCA Proposals

     Alberta (One Project)

    Project: Alberta Critical Wetland and Upland Habitat.
    Location: Alberta, Canada.
    Grantee: The Nature Conservancy of Canada.
    Contact: Nic DeGama-Blanchet, Manager, Land Securement, Alberta Region 1-403-515-6824.
    Partners: Friends of the Nature Conservancy of Canada Inc. and Environment Canada.
    Funding Approved: September 21, 2005.
    Grant: $420,000.
    Matching Funds: $1,192,000.
    Nonmatching Funds: -
    Joint Venture: Prairie Habitat Joint Venture.
    Flyway: Pacific; Central; Mississippi.
    BCR: 11.

    The grasslands and aspen parklands of Alberta are threatened by wetland loss and degradation plus fragmentation and cultivation of remaining native upland habitat. This multi-year Project is designed to provide long term habitat conservation for private lands important to prairie waterfowl, including northern pintail, as well as for shorebirds, waterbirds and wetland-associated landbirds. Conservation will focus on long term securement of wetland and native upland complexes. The science-based work follows the PHJV Strategic Plan, provincial NAWMP Implementation Plans and BCR #11 Regional Bird Conservation Plans for wetland-associated species. Program delivery will be specifically targeted at wetland and native upland habitat in landscapes where the estimated number of total breeding ducks is at least 30 pairs per square mile and/or the estimated number of northern pintail is at least 6 breeding pairs per square mile. A total of 4,500 acres will be secured under this agreement through acquisition and perpetual conservation easements. In addition, 8,320 acres will be enhanced and management will be undertaken on 34,685 previously-secured acres. Grant funds for the project are $420,000. Partners' contributions to the project amount to $1,192,000 in matching funds.
     Alberta and British Columbia (One Multi-Province Project)

    Project: Alberta Habitat Program.
    Location: Aspen Parkland, Prairie, and Peace Parkland Key Program Areas in Alberta, the Peace Parkland in northeastern British Columbia, and important large marshes throughout Alberta.
    Grantee: Ducks Unlimited Canada.
    Contact: Brett Calverley, (780) 930-1244, b_calverley@ducks.ca
    Partners: Ducks Unlimited Inc., Environment Canada (CWS) and Government of Alberta.
    Funding Approved: September 21, 2005.
    Grant: $1,020,072.
    Matching Funds: $1,567,072.
    Nonmatching Funds: $135,000.
    Joint Venture: Prairie Habitat Joint Venture.
    Flyway: Pacific, Central, Mississippi.
    BCR: 11 & portions of 6.

    The Alberta Habitat Program builds on a long-term commitment to conserve wetland ecosystems within a portion of North America's premier breeding waterfowl habitat - Canada's Prairie/Parkland Region. Alberta consistently provides an important share of the habitat base and breeding bird populations that make up this region. Though the capacity for this area to contribute remains large, this potential has been gradually and continually reduced through habitat loss and degradation. Ducks Unlimited Canada is addressing these issues through a complementary approach that blends direct programs, extension activities and government and industry relations. Direct programs include acquisition, conservation easements and conservation agreements that protect, restore and enhance wetlands and associated upland habitat. The scope of this program requires and employs science-based planning tools that optimize decision-making at landscape through project scales. Partners will use their $1,020,072 grant, $1,567,072 in matching funds, and $135,931 in nonmatching funds in six longstanding priority habitat areas and corresponding habitat prescriptions, which will be the primary focus over the next 5 years. A total of 1,174 new securement acres will be added and 1,708 habitat acres enhanced in this project window. Management of 1,346,193 acres of previously secured habitat lands throughout Alberta is also included.

     British Columbia (Two Projects)

    Project: Conservation of Critical Wetlands and Associated Upland Habitats in British Columbia.
    Location: British Columbia, Canada.
    Grantee: Ducks Unlimited Canada.
    Contact: Allan Beaudry, Group Manager Finance and Administration, (204) 467-3000, a_beaudry@ducks.ca.
    Partners: Ducks Unlimited Inc., Canadian Wildlife Service, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, various other federal government departments, BC Ministry of Environment, BC Habitat Conservation Trust, various other provincial government departments, various local governments, various other non-governmental organizations and partnerships, corporations, and private landowners.
    Funding Approved: September 21, 2005.
    Grant: $294,128.
    Matching Funds: $969,128.
    Nonmatching Funds: $1,505,000.
    Joint Venture: Pacific Coast (PCJV) and Canadian Intermountain (CIJV).
    Flyway: Pacific.
    BCR: 5, 9 and 10.

    This project supports Ducks Unlimited Canada's long-term programmatic approach to conserving high priority wetlands and associated upland habitats in the Coastal (PCJV) and Intermountain (CIJV) regions of British Columbia. More than 10 million migrating, 1.6 million breeding and 1.0 million wintering waterfowl utilize these regions, but their habitats are under pressure: estuaries are threatened by development, in the Fraser Delta all of the upper tidal marshes have been dyked and converted to agricultural fields, and more than 75% of the freshwater wetlands have been lost. Furthermore, many of the forage croplands important to waterfowl are being rapidly converted to greenhouses, berry crops or residential areas. In the Intermountain, waterfowl habitats continue to be lost and degraded by urban expansion, intensive agriculture, ranching, and forestry. The $294,128 in grant funds, $969,128 matching funds and $1,505,000 nonmatching funds will support the main objectives of securement of agricultural habitat in the Fraser River Delta (PCJV), acquisition of key Class 1 wetland habitats in the Okanagan Valley (CIJV), and securement and restoration of wetland complexes in the Cariboo-Chilcotin (CIJV). This will involve the securement of 853 acres and wetland and upland enhancement on 690 acres. In addition, 175,141 acres will be managed.

    Project: CIJV and PCJV Wetland-Associated Migratory Bird Habitat Conservation.
    Location: British Columbia, Canada.
    Grantee: Nature Conservancy of Canada.
    Contact: Jan Garnett, 250-479-3191, jan.garnett@natureconservancy.ca.
    Partners: Friends of the Nature Conservancy of Canada Inc., Province of British Columbia and Tula Foundation.
    Approved: September, 2005.
    Grant: $172,500.
    Matching Funds: $692,500.
    Nonmatching funds: -
    Joint Venture Region: Canadian Intermountain (CIJV) and Pacific Coast (PCJV).
    Flyway: Pacific.
    BCR: 5, 9 and 10.

    Fee simple purchase of 345 acres of high priority wetlands and associated uplands will permanently conserve key habitat for waterfowl and migratory birds. NCC will focus its securement work in the Upper Columbia and Kootenay River Valleys, where ample opportunity exists for purchase of land with high quality wetland-associated migratory waterfowl habitat. Enhancement activities will increase and improve waterfowl habitats across both Joint Ventures, improve soil organics and the hydrology of all related habitats to promote wetland health. Enhancement activities will occur on 169 acres. NCC BC will continue to manage 3,573 acres secured under previous NAWCA proposals in both the CIJV and the PCJV areas to promote agricultural, land management and ranching practices that are compatible with the protection of migratory waterfowl habitats. Grant funds of $172,500 and matching funds of $692,500 will be used for activities that result in improved protection of wetland and riparian hydrology, prevention of native habitat destruction through overgrazing, and improvement in quality and quantity of habitat for migratory and resident wetland-associated birds.

     Manitoba (Two Projects)

    Project: Manitoba Critical Wetland and Upland Habitat.
    Location: NAWMP target areas within Manitoba.
    Grantee: Nature Conservancy of Canada.
    Contact: Mike Moore, Regional Vice-President, (204) 942-4511, mike.moore@natureconservancy.ca.
    Partners: Friends of the Nature Conservancy of Canada Inc.
    Funding Approved: September 21, 2005.
    Grant: $192,124.
    Matching Funds: $337,124.
    Nonmatching Funds: -
    Joint Venture: Prairie Habitat Joint Venture.
    Flyway: Central and Mississippi.
    BCR: 6 and 11.
    The Riding Mountain Aspen Parkland, which includes the northern part of the Prairie Pothole region and the southern extent of the Boreal forest, is a key area for waterfowl habitat and for other wetland dependant migratory birds. This project focuses on native habitats in priority areas and will augment work that was initiated through previously-approved submissions. Using $192,124 in grant funds and $337,124 matching funds, NCC will, through fee simple purchase and conservation easement agreements, secure 2,240 acres of Aspen Parkland wetland and upland, enhance 520 acres and manage 3,840 acres.

    Project: Potholes Plus Project.
    Location: Priority wetland habitats in Southwestern Manitoba, Canada.
    Grantee: Delta Waterfowl Foundation.
    Contact: Jim Fisher, DWF, (204) 956-7766 jfisher@deltawaterfowl.org.
    Partners: Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation, Environment Canada, Manitoba Conservation, other government and NGO organizations and private landowners.
    Funding Approved: September 21, 2005.
    Grant: $491,300.
    Matching Funds: $984,100.
    Nonmatching Funds: $730,400.
    Joint Venture: Prairie Habitat Joint Venture.
    Flyway: Mississippi.
    BCR region: 11.

    This project is part of an ongoing, long-term effort to permanently secure high priority wetland and associated habitats for waterfowl as well as other water birds, shorebirds and landbirds. The target area in southwestern Manitoba is part of the Canadian prairie pothole region, one of the highest priority regions for waterfowl on the continent. Landscapes of interest are determined in cooperation with other NAWCA partners and NAWMP objectives. Drainage and development for agricultural purposes have been the major reason for wetland loss and these factors continue to impact the landscape. The project will use perpetual wetland easements to secure 5,600 acres, including 1,780 wetland acres. Two hundred new waterfowl nesting tunnels will be placed to enhance nesting success on 200 acres and 29,700 acres of existing project lands will continue to be managed under this proposal. Grant funds of $491,300, matching funds of $984,100 and $730,000 in nonmatching funds will be used to meet project objectives.

     New Brunswick and Newfoundland (One Multi-Province Project)

    Project: Atlantic Canada Wetland Securement Project.
    Location: Habitats found on New Brunswick's Acadian Peninsula, and insular Newfoundland & Labrador's southwest coast.
    Grantee: Nature Conservancy of Canada.
    Contact: Thea Silver, National Director, Conservation Programs and Support Services 1-800-465-0029, thea.silver@natureconservancy.ca.
    Partners: Friends of The Nature Conservancy of Canada Inc, Province of New Brunswick, Province of Newfoundland & Labrador and Government of Canada - Environment Canada.
    Funding Approved: September 21, 2005
    Grant: $78,600
    Matching Funds: $105,600
    Nonmatching Funds: $31,000
    Joint Venture Region: Eastern Habitat Joint Venture
    Flyway: Atlantic
    BCR: 8 and 14

    This inter-provincial proposal emphasizes the securement and management of priority wetland and associated upland habitats that are critical to maintaining and increasing waterfowl populations and other wetland dependant wildlife. Sites to be protected under this proposal are in areas recognized as biologically significant by the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture (EHJV) partners. Representative of these sites are New Brunswick's Acadian Peninsula, which contains six Important Bird Areas (IBA's) and the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland. The activities in this proposal will build on these established protected areas. NCC and its partners will use $78,600 grant funds, $105,600 in matching funds and $31,000 in nonmatching funds to secure 200 acres of wetland and associated upland through fee simple acquisitions and land donations, and to manage 200 acres.

     New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador(One Multi-Province Proposal

    Project: EHJV Atlantic Canada Wetland Conservation.
    Location: Wetlands and associated uplands in coastal and inland key program areas in the Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
    Grantee: Ducks Unlimited Canada.
    Contact: Mr. Allan Beaudry, Ducks Unlimited Canada; (204) 467-3201.
    Partners: Ducks Unlimited Inc., Wildlife Habitat Canada (US Sales), Canadian Wildlife Service, Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador and Iron Ore Company of Canada.
    Funding Approved: September 21, 2005.
    Grant: $150,400.
    Matching Funds: $160,400.
    Nonmatching Funds: $204,400.
    Joint Venture: Eastern Habitat Joint Venture.
    Flyway: Atlantic.
    BCR: 7, 8 and 14.

    The program and activities outlined in this proposal will be undertaken within Atlantic Canada in the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. The Program is focused on the securement and enhancement of wetlands and associated upland habits in NAWMP priority areas throughout Atlantic Canada. These habitats provide important breeding, staging, migration and over-wintering habitat for waterfowl using the Atlantic Flyway. In New Brunswick focus areas will include coastal areas, dykelands and the Grand Lake meadows and St. John River floodplain. In Nova Scotia coastal areas, dykelands and the agricultural landscape will be the focus. Within Newfoundland and Labrador the coastal and inland freshwater wetlands are the highest priority. Programs are based on sound science generated, coordinated on a provincial basis, and delivered through comprehensive partnerships which are oriented to provincial jurisdictions recognizing the unique social, political and economic circumstances that affect the status and future state of the environment and specifically wetland and waterfowl habitat. Partners in this proposal will use the $150,400 grant funds along with matching funds of $160,400 and nonmatching funds of $204,400 to secure 1,479 acres (915 wetland and 564 associated uplands), enhance 159 acres (39 wetland and 120 associated uplands) and manage 55,778 acres (41,887 wetland and 13,891 associated upland).

     Ontario (Three Projects)

    Project: Ducks Unlimited Canada Ontario Project.
    Location: Great Lakes St Lawrence key program area, southern Ontario.
    Grantee: Ducks Unlimited Canada.
    Contact: Ron Maher (613) 389-0418, r_maher@ducks.ca.
    Partners: Ducks Unlimited Inc., Environment Canada-Canadian Wildlife Service and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
    Approved: September 21, 2005.
    Grant: $137,000.
    Matching Funds: $167,000.
    Nonmatching funds: $62,000.
    Joint Venture Region: Eastern Habitat Joint Venture.
    Flyway: Mississippi, Atlantic and Central.
    BCRs: 12 and 13, (secondary emphasis on 8 and 7).

    The DUC Ontario project is a continuation of historical DUC initiatives that implement strategic habitat conservation programs in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence (GLSL) KPA, where historic NAWCA contributions in Ontario have been principally focused. This KPA contains the highest priority areas for both the North American Waterfowl Management Plan and DUC. Activities will continue to focus on enhancing the life cycle needs of continental waterfowl populations and will be targeted at the top priority landscapes in agricultural southern Ontario and along the Lower Great Lakes Coast, and to a lesser degree in the more northern Forested Shield part of the GLSL. DUC will engage its partners in biologically-based landscape conservation in order to achieve stated EHJV goals. This project will secure 282 acres through acquisitions, easements and long-term landowner agreements, and will also enhance and restore 197 acres of adjacent uplands. Funding will also provide for the management of 393,000 acres of existing NAWMP projects. Grant funds for the project are $137,000, matching funds are $167,000 and nonmatching funds, $62,000.

    Project: Great Lakes Wetlands Habitat Conservation Project
    Location: Important wetlands and associated uplands in the Province of Ontario.
    Grantee: The Nature Conservancy of Canada.
    Contact: James Duncan, Southwestern Ontario Program Manager; (519) 640-6816.
    Partners: Friends of the Nature Conservancy of Canada Inc., Environment Canada-Canadian Wildlife Service and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
    Approved: September 21, 2005.
    Grant: $127,500.
    Matching Funds: $327,500.
    Nonmatching Funds: -
    Joint Venture: Eastern Habitat Joint Venture.
    Flyway: Mississippi.
    BCR: 7, 9, 12 and 13.

    NCC in Ontario protects ecologically sensitive lands including those Great Lakes St. Lawrence Key Program Area (KPA) wetland and associated upland habitats important for migratory bird conservation at a landscape and single site level. By securing, enhancing and managing critical habitat, breeding and migration habitat is protected for waterfowl, as well as for shorebirds, colonial water birds and land birds. The primary goal of this proposal is to benefit wetland habitat and associated uplands with identified integrated bird habitat values. This project continues to emphasize the securement and enhancement of unique and threatened habitats in the context of continental waterfowl population recovery. Securement through acquisition or perpetual easement of 100 acres, and enhancement that restores lost and degraded wetland functions of 29 acres, will protect and improve important wetlands within the key priority areas of the Ontario EHJV. Management will occur on 500 acres. Grant funds for this project are $127,500, which are matched with $327,500 partner funds.

    Project: Ontario Wetland Habitat Fund Program.
    Location: The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence (GLSL) Key Program Area in Ontario.
    Grantee: Wildlife Habitat Canada.
    Contact: David Brackett, President, Wildlife Habitat Canada, (613) 722-2090.
    Partners: Wildlife Habitat Canada (US Sales), Environment Canada-Canadian Wildlife Service, Ontario Ministry of Natural resources, Ontario Private Landowners, Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation and Other.
    Funding Approved: September 21, 2005.
    Grant: $150,436.
    Matching Funds: $903,436.
    Nonmatching Funds: -
    Joint Venture Region: Eastern Habitat Joint Venture.
    Flyway: Mississippi.
    BCR: 13 and 12.

    The OWHF Program is a NAWMP-related wetland stewardship program that has received NAWCA support since 1997. The Program has worked with landowners to secure and enhance more than 38,000 acres of wetlands and associated upland habitat. Through this project, using grant funds of $150,436 and matching funds of $903,436, the OWHF Program will continue its stewardship work across southern Ontario, while also expanding into other key areas. The OWHF Program will intensify its program linkages with other stewardship groups in southern Ontario to expand and coordinate wetland habitat conservation on private land, and will also support other wildlife and habitat initiatives Private landowners will be directly involved in long-term conservation, restoration, enhancement and management of wetlands and associated uplands in southern Ontario. Landowners in the program will enhance and restore wetlands and associated upland habitats, and implement best management practices on farms and other rural properties to benefit waterfowl and other wetland species. Landowners maintain and manage the projects and will sign 10-year conservation agreements with Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC). Partners in this proposal will secure 4,319 acres, enhance 4,319 acres and manage 38,000 acres.

     Quebec (Two Projects)

    Project: St-Lawrence River and Lake Champlain Critical Wetland Habitat.
    Location: Within Quebec's NAWMP delivery areas, including the Saint Lawrence Valley.
    Grantee: The Nature Conservancy of Canada.
    Contact: Thea Silver, National Director, Conservation Programs and Support Services, 1-800- 465-0029, thea.silver@natureconservancy.ca.
    Partners: The Friends of the Nature Conservancy of Canada Inc., Government of Québec and Environment Canada-Canadian Wildlife Service. Funding Approved: September 2005.
    Grant: $63,750.
    Matching Funds: $263,750.
    Non-matching Funds: -
    Joint Venture Region: Eastern Habitat Joint Venture.
    Flyway: Atlantic.
    BCR: 13.

    The project's aim is to protect significant wetland and associated upland habitats within the focus landscape of the St. Lawrence Valley. Target areas include insular habitat of the Saint Lawrence River; the Archipelago, consisting of about 100 islands, is the largest freshwater delta within the St. Lawrence system and provides essential nesting and staging areas for waterfowl. Approximately 350,000 ducks and geese stop over each spring and 50,000 during the fall migration. The large wetland-complexes of Lake Champlain provide key nesting and feeding sites for over 30 species of waterfowl. Partners will use the grant funds of $63,750 and matching funds of $263,750 to secure 200 acres through acquisition, enhance 200 acres, and manage 1,500 acres protected to date. In addition, this project will initiate aquatic habitat protection through stewardship activities and Quebec province regulation (e.g., Wildlife Refuge Designation) to improve wildlife protection in wetlands (nesting, foraging and staging grounds) where birds are often disturbed by nautical activities near preserved areas.

    Project: Quebec - Saint-Lawrence Watershed.
    Location: Saint-Lawrence watershed, Quebec province.
    Grantee: Ducks Unlimited Canada.
    Contact: Allan Beaudry, (204) 467-3000, a_beaudry@ducks.ca.
    Partners: Ducks Unlimited Inc., Environment Canada - Canadian Wildlife Service, Quebec Ministry for Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Wildlife Habitat Canada and Quebec Wildlife Foundation.
    Approved: September 21, 2005.
    Grant: $143,718.
    Matching Funds: $243,718.
    Nonmatching Funds: $265,800.
    Joint Venture: Eastern Habitat Joint Venture.
    Flyway: Atlantic.
    BCR: 13 and 14.

    This project is part of a long-term program, targeting a variety of species that will benefit from the securement and enhancement of wetlands along the St.-Lawrence lowlands and in the Appalachians. These regions offer critical wetland habitat for several migratory species that use the Atlantic Flyway and they are also under the most pressure from urban and agricultural development. One part of the project, in the east of Quebec, involves the securement of 750 acres through the fee-title acquisition from a pulp and paper company and via long-term conservation easements with private landowners. Another part of the project, in the west of the province, is to enhance 422 acres of wetland using a dike structure to maximize its waterfowl habitat potential. Management activities will take place on 200 acres. Funding for this project is from $143,718 in grant funds, $243,718 in matching funds and $265,800 in nonmatching funds.

     Saskatchewan (Two Projects)

    SASKATCHEWAN (TWO PROJECTS)

    Project: Saskatchewan Habitat Program.
    Location: Aspen Parkland and Prairie Key Program Areas in Saskatchewan and important large marshes throughout Saskatchewan.
    Grantee: Ducks Unlimited Canada.
    Contact: Brett Calverley, (780) 930-1244, b_calverley@ducks.ca.
    Partners: Ducks Unlimited Inc., Environment Canada - Canadian Wildlife Service, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Environment.
    Approved: September 21, 2005.
    Grant: $1,020,072.
    Matching Funds: $1,165,072.
    Nonmatching funds: $540,000.
    Joint Venture: Prairie Habitat Joint Venture.
    Flyway: Pacific, Central, Mississippi.
    BCR: 11 & portions of 6.

    The Saskatchewan Habitat Program builds on a long-term commitment to conserve wetland ecosystems within a portion of North America's premier breeding waterfowl habitat - Canada's Prairie/Parkland Region. Saskatchewan consistently provides an important share of the habitat base and breeding bird populations that make up this region. Though the capacity for this area to contribute remains large, this potential has been gradually and continually reduced through habitat loss and degradation. Ducks Unlimited Canada is addressing these issues through a complementary approach that blends direct programs, extension activities and government and industry relations. Direct programs include acquisition, conservation easements and conservation agreements that protect, restore and enhance wetlands and associated upland habitat. The scope of this program requires and employs science-based planning tools that optimize decision-making at landscape through project scales. Partners will use their $1,020,072 grant, $1,165,072 in matching funds, and $540,000 in nonmatching funds in six longstanding priority habitat areas and corresponding habitat prescriptions that will be the primary focus over the next 5 years. A total of 2,192 new securement acres will be added and 2,019 habitat acres enhanced in this project window. Management of 1,054,661 acres of previously secured habitat lands throughout Saskatchewan is also included.

    Project: Saskatchewan Wetlands and Uplands.
    Location: Prairie and aspen parkland landscapes of Saskatchewan, Canada.
    Grantee: The Nature Conservancy of Canada.
    Contact: Thea Silver, National Director, Conservation Programs and Support Services, 1-800- 465-0029, thea.silver@natureconservancy.ca.
    Partners: Friends of the Nature Conservancy of Canada Inc., Environment Canada and Saskatchewan Environment.
    Funding Approved: September 21, 2005.
    Grant: $420,000.
    Matching Funds: $800,000.
    Nonmatching Funds: -
    Joint Venture: Prairie Habitat Joint Venture.
    Flyway: Pacific; Central; Mississippi.
    BCR: 11.

    Saskatchewan's prairie and aspen parklands provide some of the most important habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds in North America. This multi-year Project is designed to provide long term habitat conservation for lands important to prairie waterfowl and other wetland-associated species. The strategy is to secure habitat on private lands and wherever possible create larger blocks of conservation protection in association with public lands and with other private land conservation initiatives of NAWMP partners. Southern Saskatchewan is key production area for Northern Pintail and this proposal contributes to the current international efforts to restore their low numbers. Conservation will focus on long term securement of wetland and native upland complexes. A total of 4,000 acres will be secured under this agreement through acquisition and perpetual conservation easements. In addition, 250 acres will be enhanced through installation of fences, dugouts and water developments, wetland restoration and grass-seeding. Management activities will be undertaken on 45,500 previously-secured acres. Partners will match their $420,000 grant with $800,000 to accomplish their goals.


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