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  • 2008-1 NAWCA Proposals

     Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario (One Multi-Province Project)

    Project: Ducks Unlimited Canada/Eastern Habitat Joint Venture Wetlands Conservation
    Location: : Coastal and inland key program areas in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario.
    Grantee: Ducks Unlimited Canada
    Contact: Mr. Allan Beaudry, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Oak Hammock Marsh, P.O. Box 1160, Stonewall, Manitoba, R0C 2Z0: Phone (204) 467-3201; Fax (204) 467-9426
    Partners: : Ducks Unlimited Inc., Canadian Wildlife Service, six eastern Provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario), Wildlife Habitat Canada, Quebec Wildlife foundation and Private landowners.
    Approved: September 2007
    Grant: $1,156,700
    Matching Funds:$ 1,763,700
    Non-matching Funds: $1,017,500
    Joint Venture Region: Eastern Habitat Joint Venture
    Flyway: : Atlantic, Mississippi and Central
    BCR: 7, 8, 12, 13, 14

    Conservation programs will focus in priority waterfowl areas in the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture (Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario). Habitat restoration activities (Enhancement) focus primarily on wetland habitat with a primary goal of increasing duckling survival and the density of pairs settling within a landscape. These two factors are the key factors limiting waterfowl populations in eastern Canada. The other main conservation focus is on the retention (securement) of critical high quality wetland and associated upland habitat. Securement actions are a cornerstone to the strategy of protecting current high quality waterfowl habitats that are at substantial risk of loss or degradation. Retention projects are essential to the maintenance of current waterfowl population levels. This project is a continuance of a multi-year effort that benefits waterfowl in the Atlantic, Mississippi and to a lesser extent Central flyway. These conservation actions will also benefit a multitude of other wetland dependant species. Partners will invest $3,937,900 ($1,156,700 grant funds, $1,763,700matching funds, and $1,017,500 non matching funds) to secure 1,570 acres, enhance 948 acres and manage 526,009 acres.

     British Colombia (One Project)

    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,
    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.
    Approved: September 2007
    Grant: $680,000
    Matching Funds: $1,080,000
    Non-matching Funds: $1,100,000
    Joint Venture Region: Pacific Coast (PCJV) and Canadian Intermountain (CIJV)Joint Ventures
    Flyway: Pacific
    BCR: 5, 9 and 10

    This project builds on a long-term program to conserve the best wetlands and associated uplands in the PCJV and CIJV regions of British Columbia. NAWCA-funded activities will mostly benefit wintering and migrant waterfowl in coastal areas (PCJV), and breeding, moulting and staging waterfowl in inland areas (CIJV). Projects will be targeted to "at-risk" habitats, delivered with partners, and managed using an adaptive approach. New to this proposal is a greater focus on priority areas, and a science program that better responds to feedback from the 2007 NAWMP Progress Assessment. For this funding window, the main objectives are securement of agricultural lands with high waterfowl food values in priority estuaries (PCJV), securement of breeding wetland complexes in grassland or valley-bottom locations (CIJV), and restoration of degraded agricultural zone habitats (both JVs). This will involve the securement of 555 acres and the enhancement of 2,000 acres. An additional 185,582 acres will be managed. The partners received a $680,400 grant to accomplish their goals. Their contributions to the project amount to $1,080,400 in matching funds and $1,100,000 in non-matching funds.

     British Colombia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon Territory, and Northwest Territories (One Multi-Province Project)

    Project: Prairie-Western Boreal Region Wetland Habitat Program
    Location: : Canadian Prairie, Aspen Parkland (including Peace Parkland) and Western Boreal Forest Regions of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories
    Grantee: Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC).
    Contact: Brett Calverley, (780) 930-1244,
    Partners: : Ducks Unlimited Inc. (includes other agencies, industries and foundations), Government of Canada (Environment Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada), Provincial/Territorial Governments, Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, Nature Conservancy of Canada and other Canadian contributors.
    Funding Approval: September 2007
    Grant: $4,966,900
    Matching Funds: $5,911,300
    Nonmatching Funds: $2,500,000
    Joint Venture Region: Prairie Habitat Joint Venture (PHJV)
    Flyway: Pacific, Central, Mississippi, Atlantic
    BCR: 11 & 6

    Ducks Unlimited Canada's (DUC) Prairie-Western Boreal Habitat Program will expand wetland conservation initiatives throughout Canada's Prairie/Parkland and Western Boreal Forest to maximum benefit for breeding waterfowl and associated migratory birds. This project is the next step in a long-term, multi-year commitment to achieve waterfowl population objectives of the Prairie Habitat Joint Venture (PHJV) under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP).
    Wetland habitat programs continue to be built upon the continent's leading scientific knowledge. The most recent addition is development of a waterfowl breeding pair distribution and density map for the lesser-known Boreal-Prairie/Parkland transition zone, permitting accelerated conservation planning and actions in this important frontier. Previously developed models, the Waterfowl Productivity Model and Pintail Productivity Model, have assumed critical roles in informing and refining NAWMP implementation plans. These tools, in combination with an economic component, are ensuring implementation occurs in the most important locations, is optimally delivered relative to duck productivity gains, and remains responsive to change. The $4,966,900 in grant funds together with $5,911,300 in matching funds and $2,500,000 in non-matching funds will be primarily expended in the Canadian Prairie/Parkland. These funds will enable securement of approximately 14,388 new acres, enhancements to occur on 16,311 recently secured habitat acres, and management of 3,376,787 habitat acres.