Enhancing Manitoba’s fish and wildlife populations

Do you know of a project that could help sustain Manitoba’s wildlife populations, improve habitat, or educate the public on proper and ethical hunting and trapping practices, and the value of these traditions?

The first-ever intake of grant applications for the wildlife side of Manitoba’s new Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund is now open. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 31. Click here  for more information about the fund, including application forms.

For several years, Manitoba has maintained the Fisheries Enhancement Fund, and before that the Fisheries Enhancement Initiative, where the provincial government set aside a pot of money every year to fund applications for projects that improved or sustained Manitoba’s recreational fisheries.

That continues with the new FWEF, although the funding available is now directly tied to fishing license sales.

However, the new FWEF is the first time that wildlife projects will also benefit from a dedicated provincial fund. Five dollars from every hunting and trapping license sold in Manitoba goes into the wildlife portion of the FWEF, where it will be used to fund projects that will benefit our wildlife populations.

The MLOA is proud to have a seat on both the fisheries and wildlife project review committees, which determine where the funding should be allocated. Please note the FWEF is separate from the MLOA’s own Hunter and Angler Preservation Fund, which also funds projects designed to preserve and promote opportunities to fish and hunt in Manitoba. For more on the HAPF, see the HAPF section of this website.