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  • Managing Your Native Prairie Parcels

    A guide for landowner with native prairie remnants. Includes information on value as habitat, assessment, setting goals, habitat improvement, and developing a management plan. Several success stories More...

  • Managing Prairie Wetlands

    A factsheet with information on the link between native prairie parcels and wetlands, and tips for wetland management. More...

  • Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program - Alberta

    A program providing information and equipment for waterfowl crop damage prevention including active scaring techniques (scare cannons), and alternate feeding sources (feeding stations and lure More...

  • Saskatchewan Environment

    The department responsible for the management of natural and environmental resources including fish, wildlife, lands, forests, parks and protected areas, air, water and soil. More...

  • Flushing Bar - Saskatchewan Forage Council

    Flushing bars are supplied, delivered and installed for farmers who want to avoid harming wildlife while they are cutting their forage crops. The flushing bar consists of a square aluminum tube More...

  • Managing Manure as a Fertilizer

    A guide to using manure as a fertilizer with information on determining form and amount of each nutrient in the manure, matching application rate with crop demand, and application methods that More...

  • Composting Solid Manure

    A facsheet on the process of composting solid manure including information on challenges, methods, site selection, regulations, quality and marketing. More...

  • Irrigation Certification in Saskatchewan

    A factsheet explaining legislation and regulations related to irrigation. Includes information on irrigation certification, the irrigation act, and criteria for certification. More...

  • Irrigation in Saskatchewan

    A primer on irrigation in Saskatchewan with a number of links to relevant factsheets. More...

  • Prairie Stewardship Program

    A program with the goal of increasing awareness about the importance, value and function of riparian and native prairie ecosystems. The program offers landowner extension. Landowners voluntarily More...

  • Prairie Shores Program

    A NAWMP Program that benefits breeding ducks, provides direct benefits to Species at Risk, shorebirds and grassland songbirds through wetland habitat enhancement and securement. Case studies from More...

  • Wildlife Damage Program - Saskatchewan

    The Wildlife Damage Compensation Program is available for all Saskatchewan producers who suffer crop or livestock losses due to wildlife. The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) More...

  • Build a Nest Box

    Plans for a duck nest box. More...

  • Case Study: Ducks Unlimited Winter Cereals Program For Waterlogged Farmers

    An accelerated winter cereals program that was developed and implemented in 1999 for farmers who could not seed spring crops due to wet ground conditions in select municipalities southern Manitoba More...

  • Manitoba Forage Council

    A non-profit umbrella organization (includes producers, organizations, associations, corporations, industry and government agencies) dedicated to the promotion and development of forage crops through More...

  • Keystone Agricultural Producers

    A farm policy organization, representing and promoting the interests of agriculture and agricultural producers in Manitoba. More...

  • Manitoba Conservation

    Manitoba Conservation is the government agency responsible for managing surface and ground water resources, and fish and wildlife resources in the province. Manitoba conservation participates in More...

  • Manitoba Agriculture and Food - Regional and District Offices

    Manitoba Agriculture and Food is the primary information, technology transfer and agricultural program delivery agency for agricultural audiences in Manitoba. More...

  • Critical Wildlife Habitat Program

    A program with the goal of identifying, preserving and managing Manitoba's plants and animals with particular focus on upland areas. Current program initiatives include private land stewardship, More...

  • Adopt a Pothole - Potholes Plus Program

    A program that secures voluntary contracts/ agreements for the long term conservation of wetland habitats in southwestern Manitoba. Hen houses (artificial nesting structures) for mallards are placed More...

  • Hinterland Who's Who Factsheet: Pesticides and Wild Birds

    A factsheet on pesticides and their effects on wildlife with information on types and forms of pesticides, toxicity to birds, contamination of food sources, habitat loss, and best management More...

  • Hinterland Who's Who Factsheet: Nestboxes for Birds

    A guide for building nest boxes for waterfowl and other birds with simple designs, descriptions of the needs of different species and opportunities for monitoring and reporting. More...

  • Ducks Unlimited Canada Habitat Landowner Programs

    A program that provides technical and financial assistance to farms with the goal of restoring declining waterfowl populations and their habitats. Includes assistance to convert cultivated land to More...

  • Controlling Runoff from Confined Livestock Areas

    A factsheet with information on confined livestock areas, the potential for contamination of surface and ground water sources by runoff, and methods to prevent and dispose of runoff. More...

  • Calculating Manure Application Rates

    A factsheet with instruction on nutrient application rate calculations for optimum agricultural and environmental benefit using soil testing and manure analysis. More...

  • Farm Practices Guidelines for Pig Producers in Manitoba

    A comprehensive document with information on manure storage and handling - equipment, site selection, storage capacity, options for storage facilities, land application of manure and site selection. More...

  • Land Application of Manure

    A factsheet describing the components of manure, its use as a fertilizer, potential for soil and water contamination, concerns over winter application, and nutrient management planning. More...

  • Livestock Manure Storage

    A factsheet with information on manure storage, including environmental concerns, methods of storage, requirements by regulation and inspection. More...

  • Prairie Shelterbelt Program

    As a component of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Agri-Environment Services Branch (AAFC-AESB), the Prairie Shelterbelt Program (PSP) provides technical services and tree and shrub seedlings for More...

  • Alberta Environmental Farm Plan

    The Alberta Environmental Farm Plan program is a voluntary program that helps identify environmental risks on operations and develops a practical plan to reduce those risks. This site provides More...

  • The Economic, Social and Environmental Value of Wetlands

    A factsheet explaining the values of wetlands and riparian areas, agricultural opportunities and benefits, and a brief summary of what can be done to enhance/protect wetlands. More...

  • Preserving Water Quality

    This Extension Note identifies some things that can be done to protect the quality and quantity of our water supply. It features information on: The water cycle More...

  • Buffers Protect the Environment

    This Extension Note describes several kinds of buffers and identifies sources to help you develop buffers on your property. The Note features sections on: Why plant buffers More...

  • Case Study: The Environmental Farm Plan - A Learning and Planning Tool

    The Rideout family farm is a dairy and cropping operation near Cormack, Newfoundland. This case study describes the many purposes for which the Rideout family uses their Environmental Farm Plan, More...

  • Riparian Areas: A Users Guide to Health

    A guide to what riparian areas do, the importance of maintaining their health, assessing current status and future management actions. The link to the larger watershed is also discussed. More...

  • Lakes and Wetlands

    This factsheet provides information on types of lakes and wetlands, their relation to the riparian zone and their importance for biodiversity, water quality and storage. More...

  • Riparian Areas

    Information on riparian areas, their status in Alberta and their functions as part of the agricultural landscape. More...

  • Green Source Funding Database

    Environment Canada's Green Source Funding database is designed to help Canadian communities identify sources and resources to fund environmental projects that will benefit our natural More...

  • Canadian Wildlife Federation

    CWF is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of More...

  • Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme

    Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme is a programme of the Toronto Zoo dedicated to protecting and sustaining existing wetlands by involving communities in their local wetlands. More...

  • On the Living Edge: Your Handbook for Waterfront Living

    Written by and for waterfront residents, this user-friendly handbook provides the practical information you need to enjoy and protect your natural surroundings and investments. Includes More...

  • The Living By Water Project

    If you're looking for information about the ins and outs of shoreline living, protecting your property, and the role played by healthy shorelines this is the place! Discover why healthy More...

  • Partners for the Saskatchewan River Basin

    Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin (PFSRB), a non-profit charitable organization, is an alliance of government, industry and individual partners committed to increasing stewardship of the More...

  • The Dock Primer - A Cottager's Guide

    The Dock Primer: A Cottager's Guide to Waterfront-Friendly Docks is a publication that points both the confirmed do-it-yourselfer and the equally confirmed purchase-it-yourselfer in the direction of More...

  • Conservator Magazine

    The Conservator informs Ducks Unlimited Canada members about the efforts of DU in habitat conservation. An alternate French version called Conservationniste is available. More...

  • Nature Conservancy of Canada

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) works to protect Canada?s most threatened natural habitats and the endangered species that call them home. NCC is Canada?s only national charity dedicated to More...

  • Farm Fencing Systems

    This Factsheet discusses the various fencing systems available, their application and approximate costs. More...

  • Alternative Livestock Watering Systems

    A factsheet with information on pump systems that obtain their power on site from livestock, flowing water, wind and sun. Pump and supplier information is also provided. More...

  • EcoAction Community Funding Program

    EcoAction is an Environment Canada funding program that helps groups carry out action-oriented projects that protect or improve the environment in their community. EcoAction projects must benefit the More...

  • New Brunswick Wetlands Conservation Policy

    The Wetlands Conservation Policy aims at managing human activity on or near wetlands to ensure that critical functions are not compromised. It will also strengthen the government's commitment to More...

  • Stewardship Canada Web Portal and Network

    The Stewardship Canada web portal and network of provincial hubs are currently being developed. The portal is a one-screen entry to: Directories: of funders, organizations, More...

  • Dock Design with the Environment in Mind

    This interactive CD-ROM allows the viewer to 'build' a dock while minimizing impacts to eelgrass habitat. Emphasizing the ecological importance of healthy eelgrass meadows, the CD demonstrates how a More...

  • Wetlands Institute

    The Wetlands Institute is a 7-day hands-on program that educates participants about wetlands stewardship and wetland construction skills. Participants are encouraged to come with a wetland project More...

  • Stewardship Centre for British Columbia

    The Stewardship Centre for British Columbia improves access to information and advice on conservation and stewardship. Relevant technical information is often scattered in publications, studies, and More...

  • Land Stewardship Resource Centre

    Similar to other "one-window" services, the Resource Centre is an electronic clearinghouse and free educational referral service. Designed for Albertans, it contains a wealth of information about More...

  • Wild Species in Canada Report

    The Wild Species in Canada report provides an overview of the status of Canada?s species. It brings the results of Provincial, Territorial, and Federal monitoring efforts onto a single platform for More...

  • General Motors Canada McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve

    In 1990, General Motors of Canada Limited celebrated the construction of their new "green" Canadian Corporate Headquarters as well as the creation of the McLaughlin Bay Wildlife More...

  • Living with the Red

    Since the devastating Red River flood of 1997, the International Joint Commission and its binational Task Force have examined methods to reduce or eliminate the impacts of future major floods. More...

  • Wetland and Riparian Ecosystem Classification Project

    The ecological values ascribed to riparian and wetland areas are numerous. They are recognised as centres of high biodiversity, focal points of wildlife use, important for maintenance of water More...

  • Guidelines for Controlling Beavers and Preventing Roadway Damage

    This journal article presents a beaver management approach that attempts to balance two points of view: those who enjoy beavers and those who consider them destructive pests. This article More...

  • Clemson Beaver Pond Leveler

    The Clemson Beaver Pond Leveler was developed to meet two goals. The need to suppress the problem of flooding agricultural and timberlands was paramount. The second goal was to maintain or improve More...

  • Pitch-in Canada

    Pitch-in Canada is a national non-profit organization founded in 1967 by several volunteers concerned about the proliferation of packaging and its effects on the land and marine environments. More...

  • Streambank Stewardship Fact Sheets

    The Streambank Stewardship series provides information about issues of importance to rural Saskatchewan landowners. Each fact sheet explains the issue, suggests solutions, and identifies the agencies More...

  • Nova Scotia Wet Places

    The NS Wet Places series introduces readers to wetland habitats found in Nova Scotia. Each fact sheet highlights a habitat and describes its appearance, ecology and contribution to the environment. More...

  • Managing Canada Geese in Urban Environments

    Geese are extremely adaptable and may use the food and protection provided by humans in urban landscapes for nesting, raising young, molting, feeding, and resting. This has led to increasing numbers More...

  • Caring for Shoreline Properties

    This booklet guides landowners to make sound choices that will benefit both you and the lake you enjoy. It describes management practices that can be adopted on lakeshore properties to help More...

  • Managing Saskatchewan Wetlands: A Landowner's Guide

    This Guide defines wetlands, describes Saskatchewan wetland resources, and provides a three-step plan for developing a wetland management plan for a farm. It also profiles local ranchers and farmers More...

  • Species at Risk Act

    The Species at Risk Act (SARA) received Royal Assent on December 12, 2002, bringing to close a nine-year legislative process to protect Canada's species at risk and their critical habitat. The More...

  • Invading Species Website and Hotline

    The Invading Species web site of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) features species information on fish, fish parasites, forest pests, invertabrates and plants. It also provides More...

  • Guidelines for the Use of Explosives In or Near Canadian Fisheries Waters

    The detonation of explosives in or adjacent to fish habitat has been demonstrated to cause disturbance, injury and/or death to fish and marine mammals, and/or the harmful alteration, disruption or More...

  • Wetlands - USEPA

    America's Wetlands "Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during More...

  • Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (British Columbia)

    The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation was created in 1996 for projects pursuing at least one of the following objectives: conservation or enhancement of biological diversity, More...

  • Control of Purple Loosestrife in Alberta

    This brief overview of purple loosestrife in Alberta: describes and illustrates purple loosestrife discusses why it is a problem, how it spreads and its environmental impact More...

  • Principles for Ecological Restoration

    The Watershed Ecology Team of the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds has assembled a list of principles that have been critical to the success of a wide range of aquatic resource restoration More...

  • Managing Nuisance Beavers Along Roadsides

    Beavers cause serious damage to roads across North America, primarily by plugging highway culverts. This booklet provides advice on managing beavers. It: targets highway More...

  • The Beaver Handbook

    This practical handbook presents methods and ideas for dealing with beaver problems and is designed to improve decision-making and increase cost savings. It: surveys people with hands-on More...

  • North American Waterfowl Management Plan

    The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) is an international partnership that conserves and protects wetland and upland habitats, and associated waterfowl populations by connecting people More...

  • LandOwner Resource Centre

    The centre is a one-window information shop for landowners, where you can get accurate, impartial, user-friendly information on forestry, agriculture, wildlife, water, soil and any land More...

  • General Status Ranks of Wild Species in Nova Scotia

    Evaluates the status of wild species to maintain biodiversity and ensure that no species becomes ar risk as a consequence of human activities. Includes: background and More...

  • Ontario's Species at Risk

    This is an interactive site that provides the current list of species at risk in Ontario. For each species, a brief but authoritative fact sheet describes the biology, conservation status, and a More...

  • The Alberta Wildlife Status Report Series

    The Alberta Wildlife Status Report Series is an extension of the 1996 Status of Alberta Wildlife review process, and provides comprehensive current summaries of the biological status of selected More...

  • Endangered Species in British Columbia

    British Columbia is home to tens of thousands of plant and animal species living in a rich diversity of habitats. Many of these species and their habitats are at risk. This site is a gateway to More...

  • Riparian Management Area Guidebook

    This guidebook helps managers, planners, and field staff comply with the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act and to set and achieve the management objectives for riparian management areas More...

  • Prairie Habitats Inc.

    Prairie Habitats Inc. helps to conserve biological diversity by encouraging the use of locally collected seed in ecological restoration. Prairie Habitats: grows and sells over 100 species More...

  • Grants and Funding Sources in the Great Lakes Region

    This web site is part of (GLIN), The Great Lakes Information Network Web Site http://www.great-lakes.net. This tool contains a wealth of information on wetland conservation funding sources, More...

  • Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region

    This web site is part of (GLIN) The Great Lakes Information Network Web Site http://www.great-lakes.net. It provides information and management recommendations about the following More...

  • Wetlands in the Great Lakes Region

    This web site is part of (GLIN), The Great Lakes Information Network Web Site http://www.great-lakes.net. This site provides an overview of wetlands in the Great Lakes region and resources More...